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Heather Crawford

Heather is a weekday evening anchor.
Credit: First Coast News

Five-time Emmy award-winning journalist Heather Crawford has called the First Coast home for nearly a decade. She joined the First Coast News team in 2012 and is now the evening anchor.

From a young age, Heather knew she wanted to be a journalist. She got her big break right out of college when she was hired as a morning reporter to report for WAKA in Montgomery, Alabama. From there she landed a job at WLFL in Raleigh, North Carolina. She also spent several years at WHBQ in Memphis where she was an investigative reporter. 

Heather moved to the First Coast from Little Rock, Arkansas, where she spent six years as an evening anchor at KATV.

Heather is the recipient of a National Edward R. Murrow Award, numerous regional Murrow awards, and five Emmys. Her investigative documentary "West Memphis Three: Justice Served?" garnered an Emmy, Edward R. Murrow award, Hermes Platinum award, and a Telly. She received a First Place Associated Press award for Best Investigative Reporting for shining the spotlight on cell phone abuse occurring at taxpayer's expense in an Arkansas school district. She is also the recipient of a National MADD Award for exposing a habitual drunk driver.

Heather grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of North Carolina State University.

As a working mom, Heather juggles a lot. She homeschools her two children, leads a Bible study, and is passionate about serving her community. She is a volunteer mentor with Take Stock in Children and serves on the board of Hugs Across the County, a grassroots organization that helps children in need in St. Johns County.

When Heather isn't on the anchor desk or working on a story, you can find her spending time with her husband and kids. She loves the beach, bike riding, playing tennis, studying the Bible, and taking her kids on adventures around the First Coast.

Heather would love to hear any tips or story ideas you have. You can email her at hcrawford2@firstcoastnews.com.

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