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Hayley Fixler joined the FOX8 team in December 2018. Before heading south, she was a reporter and anchor at WBND in South Bend, Indiana, covering the Michiana area. She has covered several national stories, including the deaths of three children who were killed while walking to their school bus.

Hayley was born and raised in the Maryland suburbs, just outside of Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, and received her Broadcast Journalism degree from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. While there, she was a reporter, anchor, and producer for Capital News Service, and had the privilege of covering stories in the nation’s capital.

Hayley’s passion for news and storytelling has led her all over the world. She spent time interning at ABC7 in D.C. and working with the political unit at the NBC News Washington Bureau. Hayley also lived in Israel for a short time, where she anchored sports and reported local news for the English speaking TV station, Israel Broadcasting Authority.

When she’s not reporting, Hayley can be found in a dance studio or outdoors. She enjoys dancing, traveling, martial arts and spending time with friends and family.

She would love to hear from you. Feel free to say hi or share a story idea. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook at HayleyFixlerTV.

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