Cynné Simpson anchors FOX 5 News at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on weeknights. An Emmy award-winning journalist, Simpson has covered big stories across the country and internationally.
She joined FOX 5 in 2013 from WJLA-TV in Washington D.C. There, she covered a broad spectrum of stories ranging from the 2008 and 2012 U.S. Presidential races to the 2011 British Royal Wedding. Simpson is best known in the nation's capital for scoring the first interview with Oprah Winfrey after she announced the end of her nationally-syndicated talk show and for insightful exclusive sit-downs with Michelle Obama at the White House, Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Maya Angelou and countless others.
Simpson co-anchored BET News' 2013 Presidential Inauguration Coverage with Ed Gordon and joined Anderson Cooper as guest co-host of Anderson Live in 2012. She's also made appearances on Extra! and Live with Regis and Kelly.
Joining the FOX 5 News team is a return to Atlanta for Simpson. She anchored and reported the evening news at WGCL-TV for three years. Prior to that, she reported in Kansas City, MO and South Bend, IN. Simpson started her career as a fellow at ABC News Nightline, where she impressed Ted Koppel with her ability to report in English and Spanish.
Simpson graduated magna cum laude from Howard University after completing studies in Spain and Costa Rica.
When Simpson is not working, she's usually spending time with family, volunteering in the community or traveling to remote parts of the world. She loves adventures involving rock climbing, paragliding, snorkeling or rappelling.