Tom Haynes is the anchor of FOX 5 News at 5 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 was part of the station's primary anchor team and also reported for the station's evening newscasts.
From the anchor desk to live reporting, Tom has covered a wide range of stories. During his time at FOX 5, Tom has been front and center for major elections, field anchoring from storm ravaged parts of our state, during the fiery collapse of I-85 and anchoring live from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a gunman carried out the worst school shooting in U.S. history. Tom has also traveled to interview notable television personalities such as Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly and Judge Judy.
During his time as an anchor and reporter for CNN, Tom was on the air in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks. He also covered the U.S. led invasion in Iraq and Afghanistan. While in Miami, Tom reported on the unprecedented 2004 and 2005 Atlantic hurricane seasons that battered the Florida and Gulf Coast. He also reported from Panama prior to the handover of the Panama Canal in 1999. Other highlights from Tom's career include his profile of undersea explorer Sylvia Earle during a deep water dive in the Dry Tortugas National Park and reporting live from Boston on election night 2004.
Tom got his start 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, reporter and anchor. Tom has received national recognition for his work, including an Emmy Award, a Beacon Award for hosting a live town hall meeting following the first debate of the 2000 presidential election, and a Prism commendation for his CNN series "Drugs: Perceptions, Realities".
Tom is a native of Miami. He graduated with a degree in politics from the University of Massachusetts. When he's not at work, he enjoys all that the Atlanta community has to offer and working to stay in shape at the gym.