Tom Haynes (Journalist)

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Tom Haynes serves as the anchor for FOX 5 News at 5 p.m. and News Edge at 11 p.m. He joined FOX 5 in December 2007 after working at WSVN, the FOX affiliate in Miami.

During his career, Tom has covered a wide range of stories, from major elections to on-the-ground reporting from storm-ravaged areas. Notable assignments include anchoring live from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the Parkland school shooting, covering the fiery collapse of I-85, and reporting on the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Tom has also interviewed prominent television personalities like Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, and Judge Judy.

Before joining FOX 5, Tom worked as an anchor and reporter for CNN. He reported on significant events such as the U.S.-led invasion in Iraq and Afghanistan and the Panama Canal handover in 1999. Tom also covered the 2004 and 2005 Atlantic hurricane seasons, which had a major impact on Florida and the Gulf Coast. His career highlights include profiling undersea explorer Sylvia Earle during a deep-water dive and reporting live from Boston on Election Night in 2004.

Tom’s journey in the world of journalism began in 1994 as a production assistant for CNN’s Larry King Live. He later worked at CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta as a producer, reporter, and anchor. Tom has received national recognition for his work, including an Emmy Award and a Prism commendation for his CNN series “Drugs: Perceptions, Realities.” He is a native of Miami and holds a degree in politics from the University of Massachusetts.

Outside of work, Tom enjoys exploring the offerings of the Atlanta community and staying in shape at the gym.

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