Stephen Hauck is an award-winning, veteran Broadcast Journalist who joined the FOX 35 news team in April 2016.
He currently anchors the Fox 35 NewsEdge at 6 p.m. and the NewsEdge at 8 p.m. on FOX 35 Plus.
Stephen is originally from San Diego, California but moved to Huntsville, Alabama at age 10. He lived in Alabama from fifth grade through college, earning his Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism and Speech Communications from Troy State University.
After graduating from college in 1997, Stephen took his first job at CNWG in Rome, Georgia as a reporter and fill-in anchor before moving to Birmingham in 1998, where he spent nearly two decades at WIAT. Stephen came to Orlando from WIAT-TV (CBS) in Birmingham, Alabama, where he anchored and reported for 18 years. While there, Stephen was awarded 'Best News Anchor' in Alabama twice by the Associated Press and the Alabama Broadcasters Association. He has also been named 'Best Reporter' in Alabama, earning awards for 'Best Feature Story' and 'Best Documentary.' He has anchored a broadcast as well that won 'Best Daytime Programming' and anchored a broadcast which earned an Edward R. Murrow award for 'Breaking News Coverage.'
Since moving to Central Florida in 2016, Stephen has covered many big news events, including being one of the first journalists on the scene after the Pulse nightclub shooting in downtown Orlando – reporting live all day long, for FOX 35 and FOX News. He has also covered multiple presidential campaign rallies and hosted numerous political shows on FOX 35 for the 2016, 2018, and 2020 election. He even reported live from Tallahassee for the inauguration of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. In addition, he has anchored countless hours of hurricane coverage during Matthew and Irma, which both impacted Central Florida.
Over the years, Stephen has had the opportunity to interview countless national figures and celebrities, including Tiger Woods, Tom Selleck, Garth Brooks, Mitt Romney, LL Cool J, Mario Lopez, Mandy Moore, Charles Barkley, Brooke Burke, Marco Rubio, Jesse Jackson, Kirk Cameron, Johnny Cochran, Jerry Rice, Billy Bob Thornton, FBI director James Comey, Ben Carson, Arnold Palmer, Mike Krzyzewski, and Lou Holtz.
Stephen enjoys volunteering with different ministries and organizations, where he can help the less fortunate. He also loves serving on international mission trips. Since 2008, Stephen has served on 18 mission trips in Honduras in Central America, the Amazon jungle of eastern Ecuador, the impoverished island nation of Haiti, the Andes Mountains of Peru in South America, South Sudan in the heart of Africa, the jungles of northern Thailand in southeast Asia, and in Greece -- ministering to refugees who fled their war-torn homelands.
Stephen loves living in Central Florida with his wife and two children, enjoying everything the region has to offer and not having to deal with freezing cold weather in the winter.
Stephen is very excited to be part of the FOX 35 news team – anchoring and reporting the news that matters most to the viewers of Central Florida.
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President Joe Biden says there will be a vaccine for every American adult by the end of May. That is two months earlier than originally expected. The president says Johnson & Johnson will work to ramp up production by joining forces with competitor Merck.
Governor Ron DeSantis says he wants to vaccinate police officers, firefighters and teachers in pods that will open in areas far from federal vaccine sites.
Lawmakers are inching closer to passing another round of coronavirus relief. Democrats on Capitol Hill are pushing forward with their $1.9 trillion package, which could be approved in the next two weeks. However, Republicans are still hoping to significantly reduce total funding and eliminate items they say are unrelated to the virus. Another hot issues is raising the minimum wage.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, of Texas, has come under fire for flying to Cancun, Mexico while thousands in his home state are still without power. The senator flew back on Thursday afternoon to find protesters outside of his home. Cruz said the trip was a mistake and he just was trying to get his children out of the cold.
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Thursday marked day three of the Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. House managers delivered another dramatic presentation about what occurred at the Capitol last month.
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Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is responding to questions after she was removed from two committees on Capitol Hill.