Aunyea Lachelle and Sheila Watko Join NBC10

Lachelle will serve as a lifestyle reporter; Watko will serve as a traffic reporter

NBC10 Philadelphia announced today that Aunyea Lachelle, lifestyle reporter, and Sheila Watko, traffic reporter, joined the station effective Monday, July 15.

"We are pleased to welcome Aunyea and Sheila to the NBC10 and Telemundo62 family," said Anzio Williams, vice president of news for NBC10 and Telemundo62. "Our viewers will benefit greatly from these accomplished journalists with Philly roots who can showcase our market well."

"I am beyond excited to join the NBC10 family and share stories about the wonderful entertainment that Philly has to offer," said Lachelle. "There's so much to do and see here, from music, food, sports, events ... we've got it all! I love covering local events and providing a platform for community nonprofits and others to highlight the positive work they are doing throughout the city."

Prior to joining NBC10, Lachelle served as a digital reporter and community engagement and multiplatform programming producer/coordinator for WPVI-TV. She also served as a brand ambassador for Burlington, hosting weekly video content on multiple digital platforms. Lachelle is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Lachelle earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from West Chester University.

NBC10 News Today traffic reporter Sheila Watko shared, "I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such a talented, hardworking team on the station I grew up watching, NBC10. I’m excited to connect with the viewers and help them get out the door and onto the roads in the morning with as little hassle as possible." 

Prior to joining NBC10, Watko served as a traffic reporter for the Total Traffic & Weather Network and a radio announcer for New York’s New 102.7FM. She also spent more than three years as a photo researcher and was featured in sketches on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. Watko is passionate about intersectional women’s issues, environmentalism, and sustainability. Raised in Glenside, Montgomery County, Watko earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications from Loyola University Maryland.


Owned by NBCUniversal, NBC10 Philadelphia has been delivering local news, information and weather for more than 60 years, serving nearly six million viewers throughout Greater Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, South Jersey and Delaware. Viewers turn to NBC10 for the most up-to-date breaking news and weather on a variety of platforms, including online at nbc10.com and via mobile and social platforms. COZI TV, the station’s multicast network, offers a full schedule of America’s most beloved and iconic television series and hit movies as well as local programming. COZI TV can be seen on Comcast channel 248, Verizon channel 460, RCN channel 28 and over-the-air on digital 10.2. 


Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo62 / WWSI is NBC’s Owned Television Stations local station serving Spanish-speaking viewers throughout the Greater Philadelphia area, including 18 counties across Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware. Telemundo62 viewers start their mornings with Primera Edición, an hour-long, local Spanish-language newscast airing weekdays at 6 a.m. and continue to receive the latest in local news and weather information during Al Mediodía, a 30 minute newscast airing weekdays at 12 p.m. Noticiero Telemundo62 is a locally produced, live Spanish-language newscast, airing weekdays at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Viewers turn to Noticiero Telemundo62 for local news, weather, sports and community coverage on-air and on the Telemundo62 app. For more information, visit Telemundo62.com



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