Another anniversary to celebrate here in the WFTV Channel 9 newsroom

Another anniversary to celebrate here in the WFTV Channel 9 newsroom.

Vanessa is an amazing news anchor and person, but what I enjoy the most is her passion for Alabama Football. It's made for some fun conversations after her Tide have rolled my Gators in each of the last two SEC Championship games.

Congrats Vanessa Echols, WFTV!
Another anniversary to celebrate here in the WFTV Channel 9 newsroom

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We love celebrating anniversaries...and especially this BIG one! Vanessa Echols, WFTV has been with us for 25 years today! Congrats to Vanessa! You can leave her messages below!

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