Tom Haynes is the anchor of FOX 5 News at 5 p.m. and News Edge at 11. Tom joined FOX 5 in December of 2007. Prior to his move to Atlanta, Tom worked at WSVN, the FOX affiliate in Miami. While at WSVN, Tom anchored three newscasts and reported for the station's Night Team.
From the anchor desk to live reporting, Tom has covered a wide range of stories, including the September 11th terrorist attacks, the U.S. led invasion in Iraq and the unprecedented hurricane seasons that battered the Florida and Gulf Coast year after year. He also reported from Panama prior to the handover of the Panama Canal in 1999, profiled famed undersea explorer Sylvia Earle during a deep water dive in the Dry Tortugas National Park and provided live coverage from Boston on election night 2004.
Tom began his career in 1994 as a production assistant for CNN's Larry King Live. He then moved to CNN's world headquarters, here in Atlanta, where he worked as a producer, anchor and reporter. Tom has received national recognition for his work, including a 2001 Beacon Award for hosting a live town hall meeting with young people following the first debate of the 2000 presidential election and a Prism commendation for his series, "Drugs: Perceptions, Realities."
Tom is excited to be front and center in FOX 5's innovative and interactive 11 pm newscast and encourages you to interact with him on his Facebook page, www.facebook.com/TomHaynesFOX5.
Tom is a native of Miami. He graduated with a degree in politics from the University of Massachusetts. Tom lives in Atlanta with his wife and two children.