Holly Bristow is an award-winning journalist who has called Central Florida home, again, for the last 12 years.
Holly is a native Floridian, born in Fort Lauderdale, spending her teenage years in Satellite Beach where she graduated from Satellite High School.
Holly's interest in news came early in life. Her mom always had the TODAY SHOW on while she was getting ready for school in the morning. That's when Holly set her sights on broadcast journalism.
She graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in telecommunications. She got hands on experience reporting for WUFT-TV. Holly also anchored the local edition cut-ins for Cox cable, which aired in the Gainesville area on CNN Headline News. After graduating she started her career at WTOC-TV in Savannah, Georgia before moving on to WSOC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Since joining FOX 35 News in July 2007, Holly has lead The News Station’s coverage on the biggest local stories: from the disappearance of Caylee Anthony and prosecution of Casey Anthony, to the death of Trayvon Martin and the trial of George Zimmerman. She developed such good sources on both cases that FOX News Channel regularly called on her to enhance their coverage.
Holly is multi-talented. She spent Orlando City Soccer Club’s inaugural MLS season serving as their official sideline reporter. She is the first to fill-in anchoring FOX 35's SportsZone. She enjoys filling in on the news desk as well.
Holly loves staying active. She says working out before work in the morning helps keep her on an even keel. On her days off, she enjoys spending her spare time on the beach reading a good book or boating with family and friends. You will also find her in the stands cheering on Orlando City, the Orlando Pride, the Florida Gators and the Orlando Magic. Holly loves shopping, traveling, and spending time with her husband, step-daughter and their new puppy.
On Monday, FEMA started accepting applications to reimburse families who lost loves ones to COVID-19, up to $9,000 in funeral expenses.
Congressman Gaetz said that the feds believe he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl and that he paid for her to travel with him.
On Monday, Governor Ron DeSantis made it clear that Florida will not be a state with a COVID-19 vaccine passport.
Florida's vaccine eligibility timeline is speeding up, and anyone 40 and older can get a shot starting on Monday. Anyone under the age of 40 won't have to wait much longer. Authorities are preparing for more appointments and hope to meet the demand.
Even though Boulder, Colorado is 1,800 miles away from Central Florida, the mass shooting that left 10 dead hits close to home for a Lake County woman.
State Road 528 at U.S. Highway 1 in Brevard County is shutting down at 10 p.m. Tuesday night. It will reopen with one lane going in each direction as a major part of construction for the Brightline Railway project.
Sheriff's deputies in Lake County, Florida responded to a disturbing call for help Saturday night. When they arrived on the scene, things got even more disturbing.
Less than a day earlier in Orange County, Mayor Jerry Demings said starting Monday anyone over 40 can get a jab, but only at the Orange County Convention Center vaccine site. He said with bookings down, he’d rather see shots in arms than sitting in freezers if people want them.
Florida Gov. Ron Desantis is warning that there will be no Johnson & Johnson vaccine coming to Florida for the next two or three weeks.
The FBI arrested Homol in connection with the Capitol Hill chaos on January 6. The Cocoa Beach man is charged with obstruction of official proceedings, entry into a restricted building, violating entry and disorderly contact.