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.
Have patience and arrive early -- that’s the holiday travel advice from Orlando International Airport’s Director Phil Brown.
Winter Garden Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man captured on a Ring doorbell camera seconds after Investigators said he shot and killed 48-year-old Anthony "Lewis" Washington.
The Florida-based grocery chain said that the decision came “due to ongoing supply issues and increased holiday demand.”
Three empty box trucks backed up to the Second Harvest Food Bank Central Florida and left loaded with turkeys Friday morning.
One person is dead after a single-engine Zenith Zodiac aircraft crashed Wednesday morning, but investigators say the plane wasn’t found until Wednesday evening.
Daytona International Speedway is filling up with rock fans. Welcome to Rockville, a four-day music festival that starts Thursday at noon.
Ebony White is doing her best to hold it together after her son, Ja'siah Williams, was hit and killed. The fifth-grade student at Reddick-Collier Elementary School died at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville from injuries.
While Houston police try to figure out what went so wrong that eight people were killed at the Astroworld Festival and 25 others were transported to the hospital with injuries, Central Florida is preparing for two major music festivals.
Walking out of the Orange County Courthouse on Wednesday, Orange County Sheriff John Mina, who served as Orlando Police Chief at the time of Clayton's killing, said today has been a long time coming. Current Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon shared Mina's sentiment.
The jury in Markeith Loyd's second murder trial called it an evening just after 7 p.m. following roughly three hours of deliberations on Tuesday. The jury was sent to deliberate at 4:10 Tuesday afternoon. With the jury out of the room, Loyd asked for a mistrial, claiming the prosecution lied. He also complained about his attorney.