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.
House Speaker David Ralston has asked Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to postpone the general primary until at least June.
Three dozen Democrats signed a letter sent to Governor Brian Kemp Wednesday urging him to strengthen his recent Executive Order to include all Georgians.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp defended his decision Tuesday to issue a limited "shelter-in-place" order for the state.
Georgia's lieutenant governor wants residents to continue to set an example when it comes to combatting coronavirus.
Two Atlanta sports stars have made big donations to help food service workers in need in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.
Nearly a dozen businesses and 35 volunteers worked together Tuesday to help feed families in need because of the coronavirus outbreak.
It took much longer than anticipated, but state lawmakers ratified Governor Brian Kemp's Public Health emergency declaration Monday.
A bill that would allow DACA recipients to pay in-state tuition at some Georgia colleges did not make it past a House committee Wednesday.
State and local elections officials have adopted new protocols to protect voters in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
The House Appropriations Committee approved their version of the FY 2021 budget Monday and it includes some significant changes from Governor Brian Kemp's proposal.