Catherine Hawley spent the longest span of her career in Florida and is a big part of the local Tampa Bay community. But now she is stepping back from broadcasting. Catherine Hawley is leaving Fox 13 in October 2022. WTVT-TV viewers naturally want to know where the reporter is going next and if she will continue in the broadcasting industry. They especially want to know if she will stay in Tampa Bay. Find out what Catherine Hawley said about her departure from Fox 13.
Catherine Hawley Exits Fox 13
Catherine Hawley grew up in Pennsylvania and graduated summa cum laude from Temple University with a BA in Broadcast Journalism, Business in 2008. Her earliest job after college was as a multimedia journalist at WTVH-TV in Syracuse, New York.
After less than a year, Hawley moved to Virginia, where she worked as a video journalist and fill-in anchor at Richmond’s WRIC-TV’s 8News for almost three years. She returned to Pennsylvania in 2012, working as a reporter, anchor, and producer at WFMZ-TV until 2014. Later, she became part of the team at WMAR-TV in Baltimore as a reporter and fill-in anchor.
Hawley moved to Florida in 2017 and has been part of the WTVT team since then. She was a reporter on Fox 13 News Tampa Bay, staying on top of some of the biggest stories in the area.
In a span of five years, Hawley has come to call Tampa home, and the local community has accepted her, too. And Fox 13 viewers were saddened when she announced she would do her final report in October 2022.
Catherine Hawley’s last day on the air was on October 21, when she did the 11:00 p.m. newscast. She thanked her colleagues and the people she met on the job and responded to the comments on social media with gratitude.
Hawley has not exactly revealed what’s next for her career-wise. But she did say that she is leaving WTVT and broadcasting altogether.
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Catherine Hawley assured her viewers that she would stay in Tampa Bay. She hopes to use her storytelling skills to help the community in other ways. Those who have followed her career on Fox 13 can only stay connected with her through social media and wait to find out what’s next in her career.