Ashley KirklenMorning News Anchor

Connect With Ashley Kirklen

Ashley Kirklen joined the WGXA Morning News team in August 2015.

Prior to coming to Macon, Ashley spent the two years in Michigan's Upper Peninsula where she was a roving morning reporter.

Ashley is originally from Indianapolis, IN. She's also a Hoosier by choice, receiving her bachelor's degree in Communications from Indiana University in Bloomington.

She's a recipient of the "Good News" award for reporting informative stories which impact the local community in a positive way. She's also lived and worked in South Korea and Charlotte as a teacher.

When she's not reporting, Ashley loves watching her favorite sports teams, the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball. She's also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

She also enjoys traveling, biking and trying out local, favorite restaurants.

Ashley is very excited to be back in the south, specifically Middle Georgia. If you have a story idea for WGXA Morning News, reach out to her through email at