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!
The election is less than two weeks away and the pandemic has certainly affected politics this year. Instead of relying on door knocks and big events, campaigns are using technology to reach voters.
In Pinellas County, cars lined up early for the Flu Boo, a yearly push to get folks vaccinated for influenza before Halloween. This year, the drive-through clinic spans three nights, and the shots are completely free.
In Hillsborough County, parents, students and teachers gave school board members an earful Tuesday night in an effort to get them to reconsider eliminating or shuffling hundreds of teaching positions.
Records obtained by FOX 13 News show a Polk County Fire Rescue battalion chief resigned last month after multiple female employees came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct. A second battalion chief, Jeremiah Gilley, was accused of the same behavior and resigned before an investigation was completed.
The operators of Snowcat Ridge, Florida's frst snow park, say the snowflakes will be flying in Dade City on November 20.
A recreational hockey game played at a Tampa Bay area rink is to blame for a COVID-19 outbreak. It happened back in June, but was detailed in a report released this week by the CDC.
Police in Winter Haven say they are looking for a suspect after two bodies were found at the Rose Hotel.
Skimming devices are an ongoing problem in Florida and law enforcement says it appears to be getting worse.
Multiple studies have been done showing dogs can indeed be trained to find COVID-19 by scent, and a few international airports already have dogs on duty screening passengers.
Things are looking up: After nearly three years of construction of an elevated bridge over Gandy Boulevard, some sections of the project are finally heading into the home stretch.