Beth Galvin gets to the heart of the story… literally! Inspiring and informative, Beth brings you comprehensive and intelligent health stories you won’t see on any other Georgia TV station.
She began her on-air career at Chattanooga’s WTVC and was first seen on Atlanta-area televisions as a general assignment reporter for WXIA. In 1996, Beth joined FOX 5 Atlanta and became the regular face of our FOX Medical Team reports.
Battling a serious health problem reveals a person’s strength and vulnerability. Beth has been touched by many of the people she has covered, like a 19-year-old’s lifesaving heart transplant and a baby’s struggle with a defective heart.
Her reporting has not only caught the attention of viewers, but of media and medical professionals as well. She has won a regional Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Reporting and an award for Specialty Reporting from the Georgia Associated Press Broadcasters. The Georgia Physicians Association/Atlanta Medical Association also presented her with an award for Outstanding Health Reporting.
Beth attended Wesleyan College in Macon, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in international relations. Beth lives in Decatur with her husband, Brad. When she’s not working, Beth enjoys curling up with a good book, digging in her garden and traveling to national parks.
Georgia's COVID-19 numbers continue to surge. The state reported nearly 5,000 new cases Wednesday.
As the delta variant spreads, the long lines are back at Georgia testing sites. And many of those waiting for a swab have already been vaccinated.
You've heard reports the delta variant may be as contagious as the chickenpox. But, what does that mean? We asked microbiologist Dr. Amber Schmidtke, Ph.D., to break it down what we know about the new variant.
The CDC released a new study Friday detailing how hundreds of vaccinated people became infected with the delta variant earlier this month along the Massachusetts coast. The outbreak helped trigger the CDC to issue new guidance urging fully vaccinated Americans in areas of high transmission to once again wear masks in indoor public settings.
As a first-responder, Cydney Tate of Fayetteville, Georgia, could have been among the first Georgians vaccinated. But, she says, she put it off for months. Then, she says, she ran out of time.
Montina Daniels of Lawrenceville, Georgia, got the Pfizer COVID-19 shots months ago, through her former employer.
The chief medical officer of one of Atlanta's busiest hospitals says their COVID-19 patients numbers have tripled in the last two and a half weeks.
The CDC Director says the US is as a pivotal point in the pandemic as COVID-19 infectious continue to rise. The highly contagious delta variant now makes up 83% of the circulating virus, Dr. Rochelle Walensky says.
Since May, Georgia doctors have been reporting a jump in the number of children diagnosed with RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, and other respiratory illnesses that typically peak in the winter months.
Breakthrough infections in fully vaccinated people are rare, but they can happen. Jim Issa, a 50-year-old commercial director in Atlanta got vaccinated in April with the Pfizer two-dose vaccine. He was stunned when he and several vaccinated friends tested positive for the virus after a July Fourth getaway weekend at a lake house.