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.
Sen. Burt Jones urged Gov. Brian Kemp to call a special session of the General Assembly so they can ban school mask mandates.
A fifth alleged victim is part of a superseding indictment of suspended Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill.
At their meeting Tuesday evening, Athens-Clarke County commissioners will consider whether to reinstitute a mask mandate.
A Georgia state senator believes leaders can do more to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Attorneys said the man was in the middle of a mental health crisis and a neighbor called 911 to ask for an ambulance to pick him up. Instead, it was police officers who responded.
A man faces multiple charges after Marietta police said he crashed into not one, but two of their patrol cars early Saturday morning.
Nearly 70 state lawmakers signed on to a letter drafted by state Rep. Matthew Wilson (D-Brookhaven) urging Gov. Brian Kemp to allow the legislature to take up the issue of Medicaid expansion during a special session this fall.
The Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission announced Saturday they have selected the six companies to which they will award production licenses to manufacture low-THC cannabis oil in Georgia.
Sheriff Melody Maddox said she organized the "Boys to Men" camp to help improve the relationship between law enforcement and boys ages 9 to 16 in the community.
A Douglas County boy was honored for helping a family of four escape a house fire earlier this month.