Born, raised and educated in Northeast Ohio, Danielle Wiggins is the morning traffic reporter and anchor of the Live on Lakeside news segments at WKYC. Danielle also contributes stories she writes, shoots and edits to both WKYC's digital and on-air content.
In addition to her daily TV responsibilities, Danielle was also the co-creator, host and producer of the station’s "Rising" initiative. "Rising" told the stories of people in Northeast Ohio who have overcome obstacles to achieve success and are inspiring others to do the same.
In 2018, Danielle won a regional Emmy Award and a Salute to Excellence Award from the National Association of Black Journalists for a "Rising" episode telling the story of a teen with cerebral palsy who pursued his dream of playing organized basketball.
Before joining WKYC in 2013, Danielle was the main producer and correspondent for “The Regina Brett Show” on 89.7 WKSU, Northeast Ohio’s regional NPR affiliate. "The Regina Brett Show" won multiple state and national awards under Danielle's leadership, including an Ohio Excellence in Journalism award for best radio show.
Danielle is a graduate of Bedford High School and holds a bachelor's and master's degree in journalism and mass communication from Kent State University. She began her career as a paid intern for NPR’s afternoon newsmagazine show “All Things Considered.” She then went on to work at the CBS and ABC affiliates in Cleveland.
Danielle is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the National Association of Black Journalists. She is also a leader in her church where she focuses on serving the needs of women in Northeast Ohio.
Danielle is married to Chris Wiggins, a passionate educator and coach. The two are the proud parents of Jeremiah and Christen Wiggins.