Claire Simms joined the FOX 5 News team as a multimedia journalist in 2014. Claire, an Atlanta native, is thrilled to be back in her hometown after spending several years reporting all over the Southeast.
Claire began her career in Macon before taking her talents to the beaches of Wilmington, NC and Jacksonville, FL. She has been honored with several awards for her reporting, including an Emmy and two Georgia Association of Broadcasters Awards in 2014. Sports fans may recognize Claire for her role co-hosting Friday night football coverage and the GHSA State Championships during her time as a reporter and host at Georgia Public Broadcasting.
FOX 5 has always held a special place in her heart because a WAGA-TV reporter interviewed Claire when she was in the fifth grade at Westchester Elementary School. That year, Claire also played an anchorwoman in the school play. Claire is a proud graduate of Decatur High School and the University of Georgia's Grady School of Journalism. When she is not working, Claire enjoys working out, baking, and spending time with her husband and family.
Gwinnett County police make an arrest in the deadly crash on Interstate 85 southbound just south of the Lawrenceville-Suwanne Road exit.
Law enforcement officers seized more than 40 firearms and nearly $1 million worth of illegal drugs Tuesday as part of what authorities said was the largest police operation ever conducted in Athens.
Gov. Brian Kemp outlined his budget proposal for lawmakers at a hearing Tuesday morning.
Atlanta police confirmed Friday the arrest of a suspect in connection with the December robbery and shooting of Macy's employee at Lenox Square Mall.
Speaking to more than 2,000 business leaders Wednesday morning, Governor Brian Kemp asked them to take part in the state's new human trafficking training initiative.
Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan wants to make Georgia "the technology capital of the East Coast," and he announced a new effort Wednesday to help the state achieve that.
Presidential Advisor Ivanka Trump visited Atlanta Tuesday to meet with survivors of human trafficking and learn about programs working to help them.
The 2020 legislative session officially got underway Monday at the Georgia State Capitol.
Those who buy and sell wine in Georgia are concerned about proposed tariffs on European wines and champagne.
As lawmakers head back to the State Capitol next week to begin the 2020 legislative session, they will have to think long and hard about how best to spend the state's shrinking budget.