Leslie Ackerson joins Dancing with the Knoxville Stars, raises money for East TN Children's Hospital

WBIR's Leslie Ackerson is throwing on her dancing shoes this spring!

She will be participating in the 10th Dancing with the Knoxville Stars event on April 14th. Presented in conjunction with Star 102.1, DWTKS is a take-off of the reality show Dancing with the Stars.

Each local celebrity will be paired with a professional dance partner from Dance Tonight.

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Leslie is currently a morning reporter and weekend anchor at WBIR Channel 10, but she does have a tiny bit of dance experience in her past.

She took classes as a toddler and was on her high school's dance team for 2 years. She's competitive, up for the challenge and excited to contribute to the hospital.

"I have grown up in Knoxville and seen how important children’s hospital is to our community. From myself, to family and friends I know so many people who have received care there, and I’m happy to raise money for a place that leaves such an impact in young lives," said Ackerson.

You can vote for Leslie and contribute to the hospital here.