Catherine Hawley joined FOX 13 News as a general assignment reporter in October 2017. Her journalism career has taken her to numerous states up and down the East Coast. Before making the move to the Sunshine State to join the FOX 13 team, she worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor at WMAR in Baltimore, Maryland.
Catherine spent more than three years in Charm City covering national stories, including the death of Freddie Gray and the unrest that followed. She also reported on Baltimore’s record-breaking murder rate, the heroin epidemic across the state, and innovative research and advancements happening at top medical centers in the area.
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Catherine graduated summa cum laude from Temple University in Philadelphia. She had her television debut on Temple Update, a weekly, half-hour news show produced completely by students.
Catherine’s professional career as a journalist began in 2008 in snowy, Syracuse, New York. Her next stop was in Richmond, Virginia. While in Virginia, Catherine shot, edited, and wrote her own stories, along with filling in on the anchor desk.
When the opportunity came to move closer to her home state of Pennsylvania, Catherine packed her bags and went north to Allentown to work as the weekend anchor and reporter at WFMZ-TV. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for a series that followed a woman’s eight-month journey through breast cancer.
In her time away from work, Catherine enjoys being outside in the sun and nature, cooking, and snowboarding. She is looking forward to exploring everything Florida has to offer and being a part of the FOX 13 News team. If you see her around town, make sure to say hello!
From handwritten signs attached to utility poles to the ones stuck in the ground, any signs put up on public property without a permit are illegal.
The IRS is cracking down on business owners who use apps like Venmo, Zelle and PayPal to conduct transactions, but do not pay taxes on the income. A new rule will allow the federal government to take a closer look at business transactions on these apps when they are more than $600.
Royal Caribbean will be the first cruise to set sail from the Port Tampa Bay since the CDC issued its no-sail order in March 2020.
It is billed as a project that will transform part of west Tampa. The $300-million Rome Yard development will be mixed-use and mixed-income, and the city wants neighbors to weigh in on the plans.
Florida is one of the most dangerous states for pilots when it comes to laser strike attacks on aircraft. According to the FAA, the Sunshine State ranks third for the number of laser incidents reported this year.
For the first time in Florida, girls wrestling is now a sanctioned high school sport. The Sunshine State joins 31 others to give females a chance to make it into their school record books.
Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded to an emergency call just before 4:30 p.m. at a home near King Charles Circle and King Richard Court.
A lot can change in 37 years. For Robert, his freedom has been fused with the unfamiliar one year after he was exonerated for a crime he did not commit.
After spending nearly four decades behind bars for a crime he did not commit, Robert DuBoise is now suing the city of Tampa and the Tampa Police Department officers who allegedly framed him for rape and murder.