Esther Bower joined FOX 35 as a reporter in February 2023, and reports on Florida’s Space Coast part of our Brevard County news bureau.
While she didn’t grow up in the Sunshine State, she was born in Zephyrhills, Florida, making this a homecoming of sorts. Bower is a passionate journalist who is dedicated to connecting communities and empowering viewers.
Before joining FOX 35, she worked in Spokane, Washington, where she covered the tragic story of the four University of Idaho students who were murdered in their home, the sentencing for one of the first school shootings in the Inland Northwest, and the growing homelessness crisis on the West Coast.
Esther grew up in the farmland of Indiana, graduated from Ball State University, and studied at Northwestern University before starting her professional career. She loves the opportunity to bring people together and highlight humanity through stories of hope stemming from tragedy and neighbors supporting each other.
In her free time, she cherishes spending time with her family, trying new foods (the spicier the better!), running, dancing, and growing her faith. She’s so excited to call Central Florida home.
A funding fallout in Brevard County could mean fewer lifeguards at local beaches.
Crew 8 is now set to lift off from Kennedy Space Center on Saturday, March 2, at 11:16 p.m.
NASA’s mission to the moon ended on Tuesday. The lander is running out of power, so communication from the moon to Earth won’t be possible.
The Space Coast is seeing a spike in dead and injured wildlife. Rescuers and rehabilitators are trying to save as many animals as possible while figuring out what’s killing them.
Shawn Holbrook is a driver operator with the Titusville Fire Department and was honored with a service award because of his daring rescue. He was at a convenience store with his wife on Feb. 17 when someone’s life was on the line.
A puppy's broken legs nearly cost him his life.
Experts say vapes and e-cigs could be impacting the ocean environment from the plastic they're made of to the toxins inside the cartridges.
Viera High School just named its new head coach for the football program.
Your next cruise may cost more as officials in the Bahamas want cruise lines to pay more taxes on their popular private islands.
A critically endangered young right whale, spotted off the Space Coast, was hit and killed by a boat.