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.
Qualifying for the 2022 election is not until next March, but candidates have wasted no time announcing their bids for office.
All southbound lanes on Interstate 285 in DeKalb County were closed after a major accident for about 8 hours on Monday. They have since reopened.
April is national "Distracted Driving Awareness Month" and the Woodstock Police Department wants to remind drivers about the dangers of using their cell phones behind the wheel.
Chase Patterson said he has always had high expectations for himself.
The Georgia Department of Public Health has launched a multi-platform advertising campaign to encourage people to get vaccinated for COVID-19.
Activists and politicians on both sides of the political spectrum have called on consumers to boycott some Georgia businesses for their handling of the state's new election law.
Much of the conversation surrounding Georgia's new election law has focused on the ban on distributing water and snacks to voters in line, but the 98-page bill included many more changes.
Moments after the Georgia House of Representatives gave final passage to House Bill 43, the primary sponsor, state Rep. Wes Cantrell, R-Woodstock, sent Serenity Graham a text message.
Georgia lawmakers were busy on the final day of the 2021 General Assembly. The only constitutional obligation lawmakers are required is to pass each general session a budget, something lawmakers worked well into the evening hashing out.
State lawmakers gave final passage on Wednesday to a bill aimed at cracking down on hazing in Georgia. The "Max Gruver Act" was named for a Roswell teenager who died as the result of hazing at Louisiana State University four years ago.