Arielle Harrison joined the 2News Team in February 2020 as a morning reporter. She started just a few weeks before the Coronavirus Pandemic shut down the nation. About a month into her career at 2News, Arielle was tossed- pun intended- into one of the biggest Utah stories of 2020, the Magna Earthquake. She was reporting the morning the 5.7 magnitude earthquake shook the Salt Lake Valley and communities along the Wasatch Front. Her contributions to the team's wall-to-wall coverage took her to Salt Lake International Airport. Under construction at the time, construction crews, passengers, and airport staff, were all evacuated following the quake. Air travel was at a standstill for several hours. Arielle was reporting live on 2 News at Noon when the very first flight took off post-earthquake. In what was already a historic year, the trend continued into the spring, summer, and fall. Arielle held a key role 2News This Morning’s coverage of Utah's worst wildfire season to date. Arielle reported from the Ether Hollow, Big Hollow, and Knolls Fires. Each fire forced hundreds of evacuations as flames overtook hillsides and terrain, threatening lives and homes.
Arielle's journalism career took off in 2014. After graduating with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from BYU, she accepted anchor jobs that took her to Idaho, Iowa, and Minnesota. After years away, the stars finally aligned for her to come home- accepting a job reporting in Salt Lake. She's thrilled to share and cover stories that impact family, friends, and her fellow Utahns. She's partial to the morning news because she truly loves helping people prepare for their day. Born and raised in the Beehive State, Arielle is a Utah girl through and through. When she's not chasing a story, you can find her in a soda shop drive-thru, on a mountain adventure exploring or snowboarding (depending on the season), or even on a soccer field. Arielle grew up in Orem and spends a lot of time with her nieces and nephews in Utah County. She loves living close enough to spend time with them whenever she wants.
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