Ashley Yarchin is an anchor and multimedia journalist at KSDK-TV in St. Louis. She shoots, writes, edits and presents all of her stories, and in May 2011 Ashley was named the main evening anchor for STL Now on ABC30, which is powered by NewsChannel 5. Later that year, she was awarded the Mid-America Emmy for best reporter! Previously Yarchin reported and filled in on the anchor desk at CLTV/WGN in Chicago, WLTX in Columbia and KMID in Midland. After just four months of shooting, she won first place in the 2009 NPPA Quarterly Video Contest for deadline news. Yarchin placed twice more in 2010. Also in that year, she placed second for writing and hard news feature in the IL AP Awards. In 2012, Yarchin won three more IL AP Awards for reporting, writing and light news feature. She was also a 2008 National Edward R. Murrow winner for a hard news feature story as well as a regional winner in the writing and feature categories in 2009. She adds a 2008 Southeast Emmy to her collection of accolades. Yarchin has her MSJ from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and her BA from Washington University in St. Louis. She grew up in Ft. Lauderdale.