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!
Hillsborough deputies are searching for a man suspected of beating and kidnapping a victim in Seffner.
For four decades, the people responsible for a gruesome double-homicide in Hernando County have walked free. Loved ones are haunted by the murders, and frustrated with the lack of answers. May 9 marks the 40th anniversary of the cold case -- the murders of Rick Merrill and Dori Colyer.
The city of Tampa is turning its focus on getting young people vaccinated against COVID-19 by bringing shots to them in places they're likely to already be – like Ybor City on a Friday night.
The odds of matching the first five Powerball numbers are 1 in 11,688,054. That ticket will win you $1 million. On the April 17 drawing, only two people in the nation hit that prize. One of them was a Clearwater City Council member.
Transit buses in Pinellas County will soon be driving on the shoulders of the interstate. A pilot project launches next month on a five-mile stretch of Interstate 275. The express service is designed to let riders bypass traffic jams during rush hour.
People are not the only ones who can contract COVID-19; animals can also become infected with the virus, too.
Scientists are worried the tropical clawed frog, which has been identified in Hillsborough County, could have an impact on local wildlife. The amphibians are native to West Africa, but this is the first report of them found outside that continent.
This weekend marks the start of sea turtle nesting season along the beaches in the Sunshine State. Thanks to new lights being installed in Treasure Island, hatchlings should have an easier time finding their way around the beach in Pinellas County.
Police say they now know the identity of a man whose severed head was found in South St. Petersburg back in July.
For the last three years, researchers at the University of South Florida have been analyzing the effectiveness of computer games on the brains of older adults and now they need more participants for a study that aims to prove its effectiveness.