Charlotte Ames

Published 07/23 2008 06:05AM

Updated 10/02 2015 04:58PM

Charlotte Ames

Charlotte has been reporting on medical subjects for more than a decade. Earlier in her career at WTAJ NEWS, she reported on politics, crime, child abuse, and just about every other subject WTAJ NEWS has covered. She also has served as Weekend and Morning anchors.

Before coming to WTAJ-TV, Charlotte was a radio news director and disc jockey. Charlotte has a B.A. in Journalism and a Certificate in Broadcasting from Penn State University.

Charlotte is married to 30th District State Senator H. John Eichelberger Jr.,  who represents  Blair and Fulton, counties and parts of  Cumberland, Franklin and Huntingdon Counties.  Her stepson Johnny is an attorney in Houston. The family includes Lillie, an Airedale Terrier rescue.   

Charlotte met John while covering President George Bush's visit to Penn State. She is originally from Central Pennsylvania having grown up in Irvona, Clearfield County.

Her community activities include serving on the boards of the Altoona Food Bank, the  Blair County Library and the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society. 

Charlotte's hobbies and interests include reading, genealogy (any Ames, Bloom, Cameron, Hersh, Johnston, Kimball, Leonard or Young relatives out there?) music, and DOGS. She's also the organist at two area churches.

Email Charlotte here.

Get to Know Charlotte

What are your favorite TV shows? 
NCIS, Hawaii Five-O, the Mentalist

What are your favorite movies?
Out of Africa, Braveheart, Elizabeth, Pride & Prejudice

What websites do you visit the most? 
News websites, medical web sites

What is your favorite restaurant? 
Chinese food, seafood & salads are my favorites, but I don't have a favorite restaurant

If you could interview anyone in history, who would it be? 
Queen Elizabeth the first

What is one thing on your bucket list? 
Returning to Great Britain and visiting Ireland and other European countries

What is one thing about you most people would be surprised by?
My great-great-great-great-great-great Grandmother Ames was convicted of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials

What are your favorite sports teams? 
I hate sports, but I like to see the Steelers and Pirates win because my husband and friends like them.

What is your favorite hobby? 
Genealogy, but I never get to spend any time on it.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years? 
Retired from the news business, fostering dogs or helping in some type of animal rescue effort

What was your most memorable interview/weather event/sporting event? 
It is always memorable and inspiring talking to people in difficult situations or with serious illnesses manage to keep their faith and determination.  Also, I have enjoyed covering the first Clinton inauguration and stories with the first President Bush.

What was your first job? 
I was a clerk at Bell's Drug Store in Coalport


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