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:

HOPE: Welcome Home Oregon

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — Homelessness is a serious issue in southern Oregon, but there are services and ways to escape it. NBC5’s Blakely McHugh went to Welcome Home Oregon in Grants Pass. The organization provides transitional housing for those who are just getting …

Medford considering becoming a bee city

MEDFORD, Ore.— Medford Parks and Recreation is supporting the idea of Medford becoming part of Bee City USA. A group of pollinator advocates came to Medford Parks and Recreation to ask that they consider taking on the title. The title would require the …

HOPE: Bryan Wenzel

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 Bryan Wenzel who was homeless when he was a teenager. He got connected with Hearts With a Mission, a …

One dead after two vehicle crash in Clackamas County

CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. — On Friday, March 1 around 4:30 P.M., Oregon State Police, and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 211 near milepost 16. According to OSP, 75-year-old Maurice Deets and 49-year-old passenger Matthew Deets were traveling northbound on Hwy …

HOPE: ROC Food Pantry

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore.— Homelessness is a serious issue in southern Oregon, but there are services and ways to escape it. NBC5’s Blakely McHugh went to ROC Food Pantry in Josephine County. It’s the largest food pantry in Josephine County, feeding thousands of people …