Arielle Clay joined ABC 33/40 in 2017 as a Breaking News Anchor and Reporter. The Birmingham Native is glad to be home in the Magic City. Whether on the morning news or sitting around a dinner table with friends, Arielle thrives on telling a good story.
After graduating from Shades Valley High School, Arielle packed her bags and headed (farther) down south to sunny Florida. There, she double-majored in Broadcast Journalism and English at the University of Miami. After completing her 4-year degree at UM, Arielle immediately began working her up way up the ladder in the news industry. She landed her first television job in Augusta, GA where she learned to steadily deliver powerful and creative work under extreme deadline pressure. She served as a multimedia journalist for WAGT and took a seat behind the anchor desk for the station’s Saturday night newscast; a show she also produced. After nearly 2 years in Augusta, Arielle returned home to Birmingham for her next position as an anchor and reporter. In her time there, she covered several nationally reported stories including the April 27th tornadoes and the BP Gulf Oil Spill. After 3 ½ years in Birmingham, it was on to the Carolinas. Arielle spent three years at Raleigh-based station, WRAL, as the Durham Bureau Reporter where she tracked court cases and delivered engaging content.
Arielle is thrilled to be back home near her family and friends. She enjoys reading and believes her travels around the world have made her a better, more insightful journalist. Some of her adventures include trips to Lima, Peru, Mumbai, India, and most recently Cannes, France. Arielle looks forward to telling stories that matter to you!