FOX6 News Reporter Christy Hutchings joined us in September of 2011.
Christy earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama in the fall of 2002. Roll Tide! While in school Christy interned at WVUA 7 News in Tuscaloosa where she got her first chance at reporting.
After college Christy moved out west to Grand Junction, CO, where she officially began her career as a reporter for KKCO 11 News.
Two years later, Christy decided it was time to move back to the south and accepted a job with WTOC in Savannah, GA.
While in Savannah, Christy covered the Imperial Sugar Refinery explosion that killed several people who worked at the Port Wentworth plant, as well as the international controversy surrounding the execution of Troy Anthony Davis. Christy also was on the ground in Huntsville, AL, to help our Raycom sister station, WAFF, with coverage following the April 27th tornadoes.
Christy's hard work has not gone unnoticed. In 2009 Christy won an Associated Press Award for Best General Assignment Reporting for her Gambling Ring Bust story. Christy was with the Sheriff's office as they simultaneously shut down several businesses that were participating in illegal gambling, and took the key players into custody.
The following year, Christy was awarded the 2010 Associated Press Award for Best General Assignment Reporting for exposing one of the worst cases of elderly abuse in Savannah.
Christy has come a long way from when she left her hometown of Peachtree City, GA, to pursue her dreams of being a reporter. She's had the chance to meet so many inspiring people, and been afforded wonderful opportunities. She wouldn't be where she is today if it hadn't been for all the support she has had along the way.
Christy couldn't be happier about being back in Alabama and is proud to join the FOX6 team.
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