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.
Most Americans got their stimulus checks. Some were sooner or later than others. But some of you didn’t get them at all, and they need to be claimed.
Looking for a silver lining during a pandemic that has stalled everyday life can feel futile. But the FOX 5 I-Team found one. Consumers are not only spending less but also saving more.
The Centers for Disease Control issued a stay on evictions through the end of the year. But, yet, just this week we saw a mass eviction at an extended-stay motel.
For some of you, your paychecks might be bigger because of President Trump’s new payroll tax deferment which started September 1st. But you really need to know that this is not free money.
Catch-up stimulus checks are coming. It’s not a new stimulus offer, but rather money from the federal government for those who didn’t get their first stimulus check because of owing back child support.
Virtual learning has no doubt caused financial hardships for some families. For many, it means updating equipment, buying desks, and taking on a new childcare bill. But help is on the way.
Many children are learning virtually this semester and that means a learning curve for parents, too. Here’s a free tool to help ease frustrations: TEACHFROMANYWHERE.GOOGLE
The nation’s unemployment rate is still above 10 percent. But Georgia is faring much better at around seven percent unemployment. But still, that’s a hardship for many people.
One of the biggest industries to shut its doors during this pandemic has been the movie theaters. But AMC Theatres are reopening in 2020, but adding a 1920 twist.
The Georgia Department of Labor reports that 92 percent of valid claims have received unemployment benefits in the past 19 weeks. But if you are in the eight percent still waiting for money, the situation can be dire.