Award-winning journalist Devin Fehely joined the 11Alive News team in January of 2011. In a career that's spanned more than 15 years, Devin has worked at television stations from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Big Easy to Atlanta.
Devin moved to Atlanta in late 2005 after spending several months covering Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath for New Orleans' NBC affiliate, WDSU Newschannel 6. Devin describes the experience of living through and covering Hurricane Katrina as some of the most challenging and important work of his career.
As a member of the 11Alive News team, Devin has contributed several special reports on a wide array of topics, including the deadly rise in synthetic drug use in Georgia, the potential racial bias and police misconduct in the investigation of an armed robbery that sent the wrong man to prison and the state's failure to protect at-risk children from harm.
In 2013, Devin received his first individual Emmy award from the Southeast chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for Best General Assignment Report. Devin's work has been recognized with eight Emmy nominations.
Devin's work was also recognized with two Salute to Excellence Awards by the National Association of Black Journalists for best general assignment report and best investigative report respectively. The Georgia Association of Broadcasters awarded Devin an Award of Merit for Best News Story for his coverage of the deadly effects of synthetic drug use.
Devin began his TV career at KNTV Newschannel 11 - the NBC affiliate for the San Francisco Bay Area. Devin began as an intern at Newschannel 11 but quickly rose through the ranks working as an assignment editor, field producer and eventually as a reporter.
Devin then continued his broadcast career KSBW Action News 8 on California's Central Coast. During his time at KSBW, Devin was assigned to the Monterey Bureau working a stone's throw from California's breathtaking coast line.
A native Californian, Devin then realized a longtime dream of working in Louisiana's Big Easy at WDSU Newschannel 6. While in New Orleans, Devin fell in love with the city's rich musical heritage and became a lifelong fan of the Crescent City's many brass bands.
It was with a heavy heart that Devin left a storm-ravaged New Orleans in the fall of 2005 to accept a position at WAGA FOX 5 in Atlanta. Devin would later leave FOX5 and accept his current position at 11Alive News.
Devin lives in Atlanta with his wife Celeste.