The City of La Follette proclaims Jan. 24, 2024, as Derrick Lee Anderson Day in La Follette

Mayor Cliff Jennings declared Wed., Jan. 24, 2024, as Derrick Lee Anderson Day in La Follette. (PHOTO COURTESY OF WATE-TV NEWS ANCHOR LORI TUCKER)

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – He is simply known as “The Voice” around WLAF, and it’s been that way for 10 years as of today. Derrick Lee Anderson marks his milestone day with, what else, being on the air. DLA, as he is also called, graces the WLAF air waves from 9am until noon.

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HERE is a story from the day WATE-TV 6 News Anchor Lori Tucker visited, Derrick.

The La Follette native makes his home on Rose Hill and is a 2003 graduate of Campbell County High School. He earned his college degree in 2013 from Tennessee Tech University.

Front L-R Candace West and Derrick Lee Anderson.  Back row:  Lori Tucker (R) and her husband Steve at an event at the Tennessee Theatre a few years back.

One Sunday night in 2014 at his church, Calvary Worship Center, a lady told Derrick that he had a great voice and that he needed to go to WLAF and be on the air.  That next morning, he was at WLAF at 8am, was welcomed aboard and has been here ever since.

Aside from his outstanding on air abilities, he is very creative with writing and producing commercials and promos.  Derrick also writes news stories and features for WLAF.

Derrick’s friendly face is often seen as he represents WLAF at public events like the annual Chamber of Commerce gatherings and Children’s Center fundraisers. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/24/2024-6AM)

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