Charla Young joined WAVE 3 News in December 2000 as a general assignment reporter and was soon given the opportunity to be a news anchor WAVE 3's weekend morning newscasts. In January 2004 Charla assumed the role of WAVE 3 News Troubleshooter, continuing a 25-year tradition of fighting consumer problems and standing up for our viewers. Since she began as the WAVE 3 News Troubleshooter Charla achieved her first milestone in May 2005 by recovering more than $1 million for our viewers. In February 2006 Charla doubled her results by reaching the $2 million mark.
Charla hails from the magnolia state of Mississippi where she grew up in the small, railroad town of Amory with a population of 3,000.
A graduate from the University of Southern Mississippi, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio, Television and Film with a double minor in Spanish and English. Charla has also completed several courses towards her Masters of Business Administration at Mississippi State University.
She began her television career as a news producer at WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, MS before moving into the positions of reporter and news anchor for WACR Radio and WCBI-TV in Columbus, MS.
As an award winning journalist, Charla has captured many awards from the Associated Press and the National Association of Black Journalists.
In addition to her career as a consumer advocate reporter and journalist, Charla is proud to be the visionary of "UnityFest," a project that strives to bring together individuals from all races, religions and social status for an annual community event and concert.
Charla stays involved in her community by serving as a board member with several charitable organizations. She is also a lifelong member of Alpha Kappa Alpha.
While Charla has done an outstanding job for WAVE 3 News in helping consumers solve their problems she continues to work toward her ultimate goal of becoming a White House Correspondent for a major news network. Meantime she enjoys living in Louisville with her family and raising her only son, Tyler.
Monday, August 31 2009 5:04 PM EDT2009-08-31 22:04:36 GMT
For the first time in more than a decade, Insight Communications is about to get competition for the cable market in Louisville. Monday, AT&T launched its U-Verse television, telephone and internet service in the Louisville area. More >>
Wednesday, November 5 2008 7:31 PM EST2008-11-06 00:31:00 GMT
During this tough economy it is important that you get information to save your homes, your cars and your sanity. WAVE 3 Troubleshooter Charla Young shares the story of a 60-year-old man who is on the verge of losing everything, but we are stepping in to get results for him and you too. More >>
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - One person was killed in a crash along I-65 in Bullitt County near the 110 mile marker. The accident occurred overnight. According to police, the driver was heading south whenMore >>
One person was killed in a crash along I-65 in Bullitt County near the 110 mile marker.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:01 AM EDT2013-06-19 04:01:14 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A motorcyclist was injured after an accident involving another vehicle. According to MetroSafe, around 10 p.m. Tuesday, Louisville Metro police were dispatched to an accident involvingMore >>
According to MetroSafe, around 10 p.m. Tuesday, Louisville Metro police were dispatched to an accident involving a motorcycle and another vehicle at the intersection of Bluegrass Avenue and Taylor Boulevard.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:53 PM EDT2013-06-19 00:53:44 GMT
ZIONSVILLE (WTHR) - A misunderstanding over a graduation cake is quickly going viral. A Zionsville mom wanted a local bakery to draw a graduation cap on the picture of her daughter on the cake, but theMore >>
A misunderstanding over a graduation cake is quickly going viral.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:49:14 GMT
HARRISON COUNTY, IN (WAVE) – Police are investing after a 16-year-old drowned. According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday the 16-year-old was swimming with a friendMore >>
According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday the 16-year-old was swimming with a friend in Blue River near a low-head dam.More >>