Ilyana Capellan

Ilyana Capellan, Reporter

Ilyana is a California girl through and through. Born and raised in sunny Southern California, she decided it was time for a change in 2014 when she was scouted to cheer at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. She graduated in 2017 with her Communications degree in Broadcast Journalism.

While at APSU Ilyana was very active in the Communications Department, hosting and producing her own weekly talk show, and anchoring the campus news program. She was also a member of The National Broadcasting Society, and was crowned Homecoming Queen her senior year. Following graduation Ilyana and her Fiancé moved back to the Golden State and started their life and careers in Los Angeles. Ilyana worked in Reality TV for a few years as a Logger and Associate Producer. You can catch her work on Bravo, USA Network, Lifetime, and E!.

Ilyana is excited to begin her news career at WDHN and be a part of the Dothan Community. She’s thrilled to get back to what she really loves doing in front of the camera, sharing local stories, and bringing awareness to issues and subjects that the viewers care about most. As a former cheerleader it is engrained in her to be outgoing, bubbly and spirited. She cares about keeping people informed and sharing the truth.

When she’s not working for WDHN she can be found binge watching Grey’s Anatomy, Forensic Files, and curly hair videos on Youtube. She loves traveling with her Husband and family to anywhere warm with a beach, and is a sucker for sunsets. She enjoys singing, dancing and spending time with her family.

Please contact Ilyana if you have any questions or story ideas. Don’t let language be a barrier, Ilyana is Bilingual in English and Spanish. She’s excited to be a part of such a welcoming community here in Dothan and wants to make sure your voice is heard!

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