Gabrielle Enright

I am proud to anchor the 4:30 a.m. news each weekday morning in my hometown and then hit the streets to cover news in your neighborhood. I joined News Center 7 in 1997 as a camera operator with an ambition of one day becoming a reporter and anchor.  Before getting that chance in 2001, I spent 4 years behind the scenes in a number of positions including producer and radio reporter for WHIO Radio. Ironically my very first job was delivering the Dayton Daily News.  I was born in Leesburg, Virginia, but grew up in Dayton, Ohio. I attended Dayton Public Schools, Chaminade-Julienne High School, Sinclair Community College and the University of Dayton. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Communications with an emphasis on New Media from Walden University.  My husband Jeff and I live on a farm just outside Xenia. In addition to having dogs and cats, we own cows, pigs and chickens. I am a proud step-mom and step-grandmother. On a nice day you'll catch Jeff and I on our motorcycles. I also enjoy running. I've completed two marathons in an effort to raise money and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.    Q & A   Where were you born?  Leesburg, Virginia  Where did you grow up?  Dayton, Ohio (Belmont area)  What was your favorite TV show then?  Emergency  What was the first thing you ever wanted to be?  Veterinarian  How might someone have described you in high school?  Friendly  What was your first job?  Paper route  What was your first job in television?  I worked in the WHIO-TV studio as a camera operator in 1997.  What do you like about your job?  I get to meet new people every day and see some incredible things.  What do you not like about your job?  A lot of people like you or dislike you for what you do and they don’t even know you.  What might people be surprised to know about you?  I love to ride Harley-Davidson motorcycles, I’m a certified scuba diver and I used to sell cars!  What is the hardest thing you ever did?  I worked 3 jobs when I got my first job in TV in order to pay the bills. I was a bank teller, a waitress at Frickers and a camera operator in the WHIO studio all at the same time!  What would be a perfect day for you?  The beach, a book and a lemonade or a cabin, the snow and a fire in the fireplace.  What advice would you have for someone wanting to go into the business?  Be excited! Learn everything you can from everyone you can. Be ready to work long and weird hours, holidays and weekends. Realize you won’t be able to make everyone happy. Understand being in this business can be one of the hardest, but most amazing experiences you’ll ever have.   If you could only keep one 5-minute tape from your career what would be on it?  I would keep my first live television report in 2000. The report was terrible and I looked terrible but it shows me how far I’ve come. I would also keep the story I did on the last flight of the Hanoi Taxi at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. I got a rare chance to see history. I would love to keep my story about a little dog named “Petey”. Petey couldn’t use his legs and needed a wheelchair. After my story aired he was adopted instead of being euthanized. I would also keep my favorite blooper. A monkey, named Whiplash, who rides a dog during rodeos, showed up during my part of the noon newscast. I had to laugh…and I did…LIVE on air.    Favorites     Favorite book: The Autobiography of Walt Disney   Favorite CBS show: Madame Secretary Favorite dream car: Jeep Wrangler   Favorite food: Cheeseburgers   Favorite hobby: Run, Rollerblade, Ride Motorcycles   Favorite Miami Valley place: Peaches Bar and Grill in Yellow Springs has a great patio! Slyders Tavern in Dayton has great burgers!   Favorite movie: The Notebook   Favorite music: Country, Rock, Pop, Dance, R&B, Rap…I like it all…Really I do!   Favorite travel destination: Ireland and Sarasota, Florida

Latest from Gabrielle Enright

Risks of technology that’s always on
 Chances are you or someone you know is using voice-activated technology. However, the second that you ask your smart device to do something, it begins recording you. Tom Skill, Chief Information Officer at the University of Dayton said, you could be giving up your privacy. He finds voice-activated devices like Amazon Echo, Google Assistant...

10:35 PM Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

Chances are you or someone you know is using voice-activated technology. However, the second that you ask your smart device to do something, it begins recording you. Tom Skill, Chief Information Officer at the University of Dayton said, you could be giving up your privacy. He finds voice-activated devices like Amazon Echo, Google Assistant...
Camper theft in Xenia
Thieves damaged a fence and stole an ATV among other items that were stored in this camper on Ledbetter Road in Xenia.

5:35 PM Tuesday, Jan. 09, 2018

Thieves damaged a fence and stole an ATV among other items that were stored in this camper on Ledbetter Road in Xenia.
Damaged Clifton Mill lights will be ready for opening, officials say
 The legendary Lights of Clifton Mill will be ready for opening night later this month despite damage from flood waters earlier this month, Clifton Mill said this week. The high water, coupled with a forecast of wind gusts of up to 50 mph this weekend, has slowed setup of the annual lights display. » READ MORE: Clifton Mill lights significantly...

4:36 PM Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

The legendary Lights of Clifton Mill will be ready for opening night later this month despite damage from flood waters earlier this month, Clifton Mill said this week. The high water, coupled with a forecast of wind gusts of up to 50 mph this weekend, has slowed setup of the annual lights display. » READ MORE: Clifton Mill lights significantly...
AFJROTC program coming to Beavercreek schools
 High school students in Beavercreek City Schools will be able to sign up next year for the new Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program. The district announced today it received approval for the JROTC program, which will be an elective for grades 9-12 and is a natural fit for a district where 30 percent of the students are...

8:35 PM Thursday, Nov. 09, 2017

High school students in Beavercreek City Schools will be able to sign up next year for the new Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program. The district announced today it received approval for the JROTC program, which will be an elective for grades 9-12 and is a natural fit for a district where 30 percent of the students are...
What can happen in the blink of an eye
 How many times have you caught yourself reading or sending a text while you are behind the wheel? You may take your eyes off the road for only 5 seconds, but at 55 mph that is like driving the length of a football field with your eyes closed. Johnny Shingleton knows that is enough time to change a life forever. "I died twice and they...

9:25 PM Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017

How many times have you caught yourself reading or sending a text while you are behind the wheel? You may take your eyes off the road for only 5 seconds, but at 55 mph that is like driving the length of a football field with your eyes closed. Johnny Shingleton knows that is enough time to change a life forever. "I died twice and they...
Ohio rescue group evacuates more than 130 from Texas flooding
 Years of rescue and medical training proved invaluable for a Kettering-based disaster response team and a lifesaver for Houston-area residents cut off by flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey. Ohio Task Force 1 evacuated more than 130 people — including 82 nursing home patients — Monday night and Tuesday, earning the appreciation...

4:36 PM Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017

Years of rescue and medical training proved invaluable for a Kettering-based disaster response team and a lifesaver for Houston-area residents cut off by flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey. Ohio Task Force 1 evacuated more than 130 people — including 82 nursing home patients — Monday night and Tuesday, earning the appreciation...