Ashley Talley

Ashley Talley

News Director

Ashley Talley has been news director at WMBF since March 2015. Originally from southern Virginia, her family vacationed in the Grand Strand since she was an infant and she is thrilled to now call it her home.

Ashley graduated from Brown University with a BA in English and Honors in creative writing. After teaching English and writing at UNC Wilmington while completing her Masters, Ashley started her career in television at WWAY in Wilmington. She spent over four years at WSOC in Charlotte and was assistant news director at WCTI in New Bern, NC for two-and-a-half years before joining the amazing team at WMBF News.

The best parts of Ashley’s job are working with bright, young journalists, planning coverage of big events in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee from hurricanes to air shows, and helping tell stories that matter to our community.

If she’s ever outside the newsroom, Ashley enjoys playing tennis, traveling to new places (recent destinations included Cuba and Cabo), and taking her sweet, old lab/retriever mix Lucy on long rambles on the beach.


Recent Articles by Ashley

Carolina True Crime: The infamous Bigham family of Florence and Marion counties

  Local woman named to Forbes’ “Thirty Under Thirty” for her work at Smithsonian

  Carolina Traditions: The Hot and Hot Fish Club from the 1800s lives on in modern times

  Girl possibly bitten by shark won’t let attack keep her from swimming in ocean

  'It's an institution:' The Bowery has been the Grand Strand’s country music home for decades

  ‘They never spent a night apart:’ Conway twins remembered as heroes 75 years after their death in WWII

Carolina Traditions: Looking back at Florence’s impact on civil rights movement

Carolina Traditions: The fascinating history of Florence's role in the Civil War

A look back: Luxurious hotel helped shape early history of the Grand Strand

'It was our Disney World:' Remembering the Myrtle Beach Pavilion

In their own words: Stories of former S.C. slaves told by descendants

Brookgreen Gardens has a rich history spanning centuries