Dana Fowle joined FOX 5 Atlanta as a general assignment reporter in 1995, and in August 1999 she joined the FOX 5 I-Team as the Consumer Reporter. Not long after she joined the I-Team, her investigation into Georgia’s child-welfare system helped change state child-care laws. After exposing how 5-year-old Terrell Peterson was tortured and starved while in foster care, she was honored with the prestigious Green Eyeshade award by the Society of Professional Journalists. Ultimately, this investigation helped lead to the reorganization of top management at the Department of Family and Children’s Services.
Before joining the FOX 5 news team, Dana was a reporter for WMAQ-TV in Chicago and an anchor and reporter for CLTV, also in Chicago. She was also reporter and weekend anchor in Lynchburg, Virginia. She began her career in radio in Richmond, Virginia.
Dana is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who has covered a wide range of stories. Soon after the September 11th terrorist attacks, she was reporting live from Ground Zero. During the U.S. bombing of Yugoslavia, she was filing reports from a military refueling plane over the Adriatic Sea. As a consumer investigator with the FOX 5 I-Team, Dana has put a stop to shady businesses and con men who have swindled thousands of dollars from innocent people. She won an Associated Press Award for Best Investigative Reporting after exposing a local modeling agent who took the trust and money from would-be models and actors.
Dana has worked with refugees teaching them how to assimilate into US culture and has received the volunteer of the year award from Catholic Social Services. In 2008, Dana won the Atlanta Press Club’s TV Journalist of the Year award.
A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, Dana enjoys traveling and has hiked the Inca trail in Peru and traveled much of Western and Eastern Europe. She and her husband live in Atlanta.
New unemployment figures are out. Georgia is at the highest unemployment rate on record, nearly 12 percent. It passed the previous record from the Great Recession which was 10.6 percent a decade ago.
Unemployment figures are still rising in the state, but it’s expected to level off soon.
Your questions about unemployment benefits keep rolling in. It’s frustrating; we get it. FOX 5's Dana Fowle can’t answer everything, but she's trying to chip away at as many of these as she possibly can without being able to actually see your files.
With the rush to get stimulus checks out, some people who are not supposed to get them did. It was unclear what to do at first with checks that arrived to deceased people. Now it’s clear; the IRS wants it back.
New unemployment figures reveal that as of mid March one in five first-time claims have been filed. And, just last week 3.2 million Americans filed for unemployment.
It’s been weeks now that many of you have tried to file for unemployment. And we know it hasn’t been easy.
Since mid-March, Georgia’s Department of Labor has had to reinvent itself. Getting benefits to a record number of unemployment applicants in a short period of time has been monumental. But now they are ready to focus on individual cases.
For families living paycheck-to-paycheck, paying rent was already a struggle. But the CARES Act, which provides protection from eviction right now, is a lifesaver for some but not most renters.
If there is one business sector that’s seen an uptick in work, it’s for lawyers who specialize in wills. Even before COVID-19, creating a will was important. It’s for everybody. A will lays out your wishes before your family gets into a stressful situation like death or illness.
Many families may rely on credit cards to get through this tough time, but know that credit card companies are very likely about to lower your credit limit. This happened to most of us during the recession in 2008. That $3,000 card limit card was suddenly $1,500.