Makenzie Piatt

Makenzie Piatt

7News This Morning Anchor


Makenzie joined the news team in June 2017.

She graduated from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in May 2017. Makenzie was a reporter and anchor on the daily student-run show, 'Newswatch' on WOUB-TV in Athens, Ohio. She also served as president of the Radio Television Digital News Association on Ohio University's campus.

Makenzie was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She spent a summer as the video production intern for the Kraft Heinz company.

When she isn't in the newsroom, Makenzie loves to travel, snow ski and spend time with her family and friends.

Makenzie is excited to join the north country and would love to hear from you. You can email her at or follow her on Twitter @makenziepiatt_

Recent Articles by Makenzie

Friday interview: help for learning, in school, at home

  Samaritan Morning Check Up: lung cancer screening

  Morning interview: plan for COVID this winter

  Layoffs begin as COVID-19 prompts closures

  Hospice of Jefferson County offers patients peace of mind for their pets

  Support group helps people with brain injuries learn to live again

  Helping Hands: man creates community center

  Helping Hands: hitting the road with volunteer driver

  Helping Hands: volunteering at SPCA runs in family

  Cooking mac and cheese for a cause

  JCC grads guaranteed admission to SUNY Potsdam

  Going over the edge for a good cause