Blakely McHugh

Blakely McHugh is a weather forecaster and reporter for NBC5 News. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Blakely is a native of San Diego, CA. Blakely is excited to be in southern Oregon, a place that gets all the seasons and has similar temperatures to Arizona in the summer! When she’s not at work, you can find her relaxing at home watching TV and cuddling with her cat, Dallas. She also enjoys trying new places to eat and exploring the outdoors. Blakely loves meeting new people so if you see her out and about, say “Hi!”


Blakely's most recent stories:

SOU students show off work at Emerging Media Convention

ASHLAND, Ore. — Some Southern Oregon University students showcased their talents at the 6th annual emerging media convention in Ashland on Friday. Emerging media encompasses a wide range of things including photography, virtual reality, and graphic design, among others. Students showed off …

HOPE: First Presbyterian Church of Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore.— Homelessness is a serious issue in southern Oregon, but there are services and ways to escape it. NBC5’s Blakely McHugh learned about the First Presbyterian Church of Ashland. They do a lot of work to help people struggling with homelessness by …

HOPE: Joe’s Place

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Homelessness is a serious issue in southern Oregon, but there are services and ways to escape it. NBC5’s Blakely McHugh learned about an organization call Joe’s Place. They focus on helping homeless and disadvantaged youth get off the streets …

Ashland shuts down new county jail proposal

ASHLAND, Ore. — On a 3-2 vote, the city of Ashland did not approve placing the proposed new county jail on the November ballot in Tuesday night’s meeting. So how does this impact the November ballot? According to Jackson County Sheriff Nathan …

New fire breaks out in Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.— A new fire in a rural part of Jackson County broke out around 3:45 Tuesday afternoon. The Neil Rock fire is in Sams Valley near Ramsey Canyon. Oregon Department of Forestry officials say they first noticed smoke from the …

HOPE: Home at Last

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Homelessness is a serious issue in southern Oregon, but there are services and ways to escape it. NBC5’s Blakely McHugh met with a man who experienced homelessness in Ashland. He suffers from multiple disabilities and heard about an organization …

HOPE: OnTrack

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — Homelessness is a serious issue in southern Oregon, but there are services and ways to escape it. NBC5’s Blakely McHugh met with a woman who struggled with addiction and homelessness since she was a teenager. At 17, she …

HOPE: Curry County Veterans Services

CURRY COUNTY, Ore. — Homelessness is a serious issue in southern Oregon, but there are services and ways to escape it. NBC5’s Blakely McHugh met with two veterans who experienced homelessness or were on the brink of homelessness. Both of them went to …