Clifton French joined the ABC Action News team in April, 2015, as a reporter and Multi-Media Journalist. An award winning reporter, he recently won a Regional Murrow and AP Award for a series he did about WWII veterans in 2014.
Before moving to Tampa, Clifton spent nearly three years in Fort Myers at Waterman Broadcasting, an ABC and NBC duopoly, where he anchored weekends and reported during the week. Prior to moving to Florida, Clifton also worked for the CBS affiliate in South Bend, Indiana.
An Indiana native, Clifton enlisted in the military immediately after graduating high school. He was deployed to Iraq as a machine gunner in the Army in 2006. There, he recieved several awards including a Medal of Valor for "displaying unwavering courage in the midst of enemy fire," and the Combat Action Badge (CAB). Clifton then used the GI Bill to get his degree at Ball State University.
Clifton married his college sweetheart shortly after graduating. He and Katie are happy to call the Bay area home.