A small-town, Mississippi girl with big dreams, Abigail R. Hathorn started chasing a career in media at sixteen when she created a fashion blog called Vintage Inspired Passionista (VIP). By seventeen, Hathorn was running her website in conjunction with writing a fashion-based column for a local newspaper and was working as the head fashion stylist and contributor for a local magazine.
In 2014, Hathorn's family relocated to Johnson City, Tennessee where Abby began exploring even wider horizons. While freelance writing for a number of publications, Hathorn studied Broadcasting at Northeast State Community College. During her time at Northeast State, she was actively involved with the Mass Communications department where she hosted and produced over twenty episodes of Direction: Northeast, the college's thirty-minute interview show. Upon her graduation in May 2016, Hathorn was awarded as the Outstanding Mass Communications Student of 2015/2016 as well as one of the Top 5 Outstanding Students of the Year (out of approx 5,000 students). Because of her involvement at Northeast State Community College, Hathorn received a Phi Theta Kappa transfer scholarship to further her education at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia. Now a junior at Emory & Henry College, Hathorn is studying Mass Communications with a concentration in dance artistry and technique. Abby is the News Anchor for EHC-TV, is a radio host and programmer for WEHC 90.7, is a member of the American Advertising Federation EHC student chapter, is on the collegiate dance team, and is a Blue & Gold Society student ambassador. This summer, Hathorn will be interning with a local television station in order to grow her education of broadcasting outside the classroom. Upon completing her B.A. in Mass Communication from Emory & Henry in 2018, Abby has plans on attending graduate school part-time while also working as a full-time reporter.