Vicki Karr joined the FOX 35 team in August 2019. A Florida girl born and raised, she is excited to be back in her home state.
Most recently, she worked in Tucson, Arizona where she covered major issues like immigration and the 2018 teacher strike. She also covered the life and legacy of the late Senator John McCain. Prior to Tucson, she worked in the Fort Myers market -- an area she's very familiar with. Her hometown is about 20 miles east of the city.
Vicki earned her associate's degree while in high school before transferring to the University of Florida, where she majored in journalism. Go Gators!
Vicki enjoys talking to people and telling their stories. She is honored to report on topics that impact the people of Central Florida.
Vicki speaks Spanish fluently and is of Mexican descent. She's married to her high school sweetheart. Together they have two dogs: Bronco and Lily.
During her time off, she enjoys exercising, reading, going to the beach and trying new restaurants with her husband.
Please say hello if you see her out and about!
A fight turned into a shooting at a Cocoa convenience store on Saturday, as both involved parties fired shots at each other.
Day three of Biketoberfest got off to a gloomy start as rain from Tropical Storm Nestor moved through.
A crash victim met two good Samaritans who helped pull her from the wreckage. "I was so thankful they drove by," said Katie Mannebach. "It could have been hours before somebody found me."
After a school bus caught on fire in Port Orange, Volusia County Public Schools is checking out the entire fleet of vehicles to make sure there isn't a systemic problem.
The annual Biketoberfest is underway in Daytona Beach and organizers are keeping a close eye on the weather. A tropical system is moving across the state over the weekend and that could produce rain and wind for the region. Reservations were slow at the beginning but are starting to pick up, which is good news for Daytona Beach.
The Better Business Bureau of Central Florida said credit card fraud has become all too common.
A World War II veteran is celebrating his 100th birthday.
Pastors came together on Saturday to discuss crime prevention in Pine Hills.
The Walt Disney World Skyliner gondolas were evacuated Saturday night.
Volusia County is assessing a deadly intersection, exploring options on how to make it safer. The intersection of Pioneer Trail and Tomoka Farms Road has already seen some enhancement with new signs and reflective tape. Now, the County Council is considering a roundabout or a traffic signal.