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.
FOX 5 Atlanta Voter Guide to the 2020 election, including FAQs, deadlines, resources, how Georgians can vote, and what they should expect if they opt to head to the polls in-person.
Processing paper ballots takes significant time and manpower. We explain what that could mean for election results in Georgia.
Taking a look at the safeguards Georgia has in place to ensure the mail-in voting process is secure and that everyone's vote counts.
With a week left until Election Day, more than 2.8 million Georgians have already cast their ballots in the November election, shattering previous records.
Sen. Harris' campaign stop in Atlanta will focus on rallying early voters -- something Georgia has seen in record-breaking numbers this election with a 121% increase compared to 2016.
Movie star and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger have given a blockbuster amount of his own money to help improve voter access this election cycle.
The State Election Board approved the installation and use of the drop boxes for the first time earlier this year.
Georgians are on track to shatter previous election turnout records.
Gov. Brian Kemp announced Wednesday that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services signed off on the state's 1332 Affordable Care Act waiver and should finalize approval of the 1115 Medicaid waiver in the coming days.
Georgia's Secretary of State said Wednesday that long wait times at polling places around the state are a sign of voter enthusiasm.