Harley Strickland joined the news team in the fall of 2017 after a summer internship with WTOC. She is a cum laude graduate of Georgia Southern University majoring in journalism and minoring in public relations. During her time at Georgia Southern, Harley was an anchor and reporter for Eagle News which earned her the Rising Star award and the Lois Scholarship for the Department of Communication Arts. She was active in student media organizations and the National Society of Leadership and Success. Harley was a member of the Miss America Organization for many years. She competed at the state level multiple times and helped raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Her platform is hospice care and she volunteers regularly with patients and their families. Competing in the pageant system helped Harley become more involved with media. She has been featured in national tv commercials and movies. Before working with WTOC, Harley was the reporter for The Produce News, a news source about North American produce. She traveled the United States attending produce shows and reporting the significance of the produce industry. Harley is a native of Tattnall and Evans Counties so she is no stranger to our area. She has grown up watching WTOC and says the staff feels like one big family she has grown up with. If you have a story idea for Harley, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.