Leslie Ackerson, WBIR Channel 10

Leslie Ackerson

WBIR Channel 10

Knoxville, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Leslie:

Stroller sweat sesh: Workout class brings friendship and fitness to moms

Not only can mommas get their bodies moving, but it also keeps babies engaged too! → Read More

"Marc was an indirect result of COVID" | Crowded hospital brings deadly delay for man waiting on heart surgery

As COVID-19 cases rise, ICUs become overwhelmed, forcing some hospitals to postpone elective surgeries. It cost a husband and father his life. → Read More

Surf & Turf Tailgate to support foster care program Childhelp

Southern cuisine and music come together this weekend to support a good cause. → Read More

Mom create online fitness group in wake of pandemic

One Knoxville mom is helping others online get fit and live healthier lives. → Read More

Tips: How to know if your child is ready for kindergarten

It's a tough question parents debate each summer. A kindergarten teacher and pediatrician weigh in on signs of readiness and how best to prepare your child. → Read More

Billions sit unclaimed in the state of TN: The easy search to see if any of that money is yours

Billions sit unclaimed in Tennessee: How to claim it? → Read More

The Body Farm: How it started, what it does, where it's going

Forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass started the center in 1981. Today, it's internationally recognized for the research that goes on there. → Read More

The Body Farm: A donor explains why she's ready to hand off her corpse to the forensic center

Lucinda Denton, 84, signed up years ago to be a Body Farm donor. "When you're dead, you're dead." → Read More

The Body Farm: Research never stops at UT forensic center

Whether it's fire's effects on bones, how medications affect scavengers or whether corpses can change tree colors, something's always being studied at center. → Read More

The Body Farm: They read the bones so cops can catch the killers

It's not like they depict it on TV, but forensic staff at UT are all in when it comes to helping investigators figure out the details of death. → Read More

The Body Farm: What goes on behind the locked gates

Students, scientists or police are out every day at the Anthropology Research Facility, working among the dead. "They can't hurt you," one researcher observes. → Read More

The Body Farm: How 3 obscure acres became a world-class research center for the science of death

Bill Bass started it in 1981. The first of its kind, its now a nationally recognized resource in forensic anthropology. → Read More

Appalachian Unsolved: The young father killed on his couch

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the conviction of the person who shot and killed T.S. Thrasher Jr. in his home in 2014. → Read More

Why the color of your child's swimsuit is important

Parenting Why the color of your child's swimsuit is important Swim instructors said you don't want something that will blend into the water and make them hard to see if there's an emergency. → Read More

Time to hit the lake! Here's what your child’s life jacket needs to have

Remember Tennessee law requires all children 12 years of age and younger are required to wear their U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket while the vessel is moving. → Read More

Swim lessons for kids, CPR training for parents: Is your family prepared for summer?

Swim instructors stress that swim lessons aren't a one-and-done for summer. Parents need to pay attention to other safety measures. → Read More

The 'sooner the safer': The survival swim lessons your child can start at 6 months

Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in children ages 1 to 4 and swim instructors want to make sure you have your child prepared to be near the water. → Read More

Appalachian Unsolved: The predator and the high school student

Larry Lee Smith has served time in three states for attacks on young women. Authorities think he also killed a Knoxville girl in 1987, but he's never been charged. → Read More

Work Zone Awareness Week: How TDOT is advocating for safety on the roads

To show your support, today is "Wear Orange Day" and they are inviting people to help raise awareness. → Read More

East Tennessee businesses looking to hire; several job fairs this week

More people are visiting East Tennessee and businesses are recovering, which means there are plenty of opportunities for those people looking for work. → Read More