Beth Galvin

Beth Galvin

Reporter

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.

The latest from Beth Galvin

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New CDC study details cluster of breakthrough infections tied to July Fourth celebrations

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.

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Atlanta man contracts COVID-19 breakthrough infection months after being vaccinated

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.