Kyle Grainger & Elise Collier Massey

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Kyle Grainger is the weekend weather anchor and files reports from Sevier County weekdays on WVLT News.

Kyle grew up in coastal South Carolina, where his passion for weather began at a young age. The local weather man spoke to his school in the 4th grade, from there he knew television was the career for him. Along the coast he lived through multiple hurricanes which helped fueled his drive for the business. He wanted to be the reporter standing on the beach warning everyone to be safe. 

Kyle currently serves on several boards and volunteers at different organizations in the community. Kyle is on the Steering Committee for Sevier County Food Ministries and is the Monday Volunteer Coordinator. Kyle is an advisory board member for the Pigeon Forge Hospitality and Tourism Association just to name a few of his activities outside of work.

 Kyle considers covering Sevier County and the Great Smoky Mountains a blessing for him. He says he has made so many friends in the community through telling their stories.

A native Sevier Countian, she works for her family business Collier Restaurant Group. Elise attended the University of Tennessee where she met her husband Beau; they have two children. She considers herself fortunate to serve on a number of boards: Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries, Sevier County High School Foundation, Leadership Sevier, Sevierville Chamber of Commerce, 5k May Rescue Run, Christmas of Hope at Cokesbury Church, Pigeon Forge Hospitality & Tourism Association. Elise also served on both the Robert F. Thomas Foundation Ball and Leadership Tomorrow boards.

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