Dee Dee Gatton

Multi-Media Journalist

Dee Dee Gatton
Dee Dee Gatton
Multi-Media Journalist
Dee Dee Gatton couldn’t be happier to join the KPIC News team and make Roseburg her new home.

This multi-media journalist grew up in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C. She is a proud alumna of the College of William and Mary, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a degree in English Literature. She is a recipient of the Grimsley Fellowship for Journalism and has interned at stations in Nashville, Norfolk, and Madrid, Spain.

Dee Dee has her “dream job” of reporting and being on the West coast. Her interests vary from trying new foods to theater to exploring the outdoors. She plans to take full advantage of all the mountains and lakes Douglas County has to offer.

Dee Dee isn't afraid to get her hands dirty for a story, so please e-mail her at dgatton@kpic.com. She would love to hear from you!

Recent stories by Dee Dee Gatton

Health 'Around 90 percent of people who smoke started before age 18' 'Around 90 percent of people who smoke started before age 18' (Video)
More than 20 million Americans have died from smoking over the last 50 years, and health officials say teens today are even more vulnerable than ever before.

"Around 90 percent of people who smoke started before the age of 18,” said Jason Davis of Lane County Public Health.

A Eugene teen smoking during his lunch break at school says he started when he was 10 years old.
Local & Regional Boy critically hurt in ATV crash thanks medics who saved his life Boy critically hurt in ATV crash thanks medics who saved his life (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Nearly six months after he was critically injured in an ATV crash near Florence, 9-year-old Rylan Hamaker thanked the team of paramedics that helped save his life.

The team of paramedics arrived to the crash scene north of Florence to find that Rylan had level 1 brain trauma, two partially collapsed lungs and a spleen injury.
Local & Regional A child born in 2012 will cost $300K by age 18 A child born in 2012 will cost $300K by age 18 (Video)
According to a study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to raise a child born in 2012 for 18 years, it's going to cost you about $300,000. That's before you factor in college: the Oregon College Savings Plan website estimates a child born in 2012 will need $210,860 to complete a 4-year, in-state public college.
Health Gut check: Microbes in stomach key to human health Gut check: Microbes in stomach key to human health (Video)
A new understanding of the essential role of gut microbes in the immune system may hold the key to dealing with some of the more significant health problems facing people in the world today, Oregon State University researchers say in a new analysis.