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Maddie Gardner – WFMY News 2

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Maddie Gardner is a morning anchor and reporter on WFMY News 2’s The Good Morning Show. With a wakeup call at 2:00 a.m., Maddie dances to stay awake (really), which works out great for Dancing With The High Point Stars!

Maddie is an active member of her community. She’s a 2018 honoree of the Make A Wish W.I.S.H Society, working to fund wishes for children with critical illnesses in her community. She rescued her cat, Stewie, through WFMY’s 2 The Rescue program and continues to work with local shelters to help find pets their forever homes.

A forever Tar Heel, Maddie graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill where she captained the varsity cheerleading team. She’s ready to cheer on a good cause on the dance floor!