TAMPA - Carson Chambers is an Emmy-nominated journalist who was born and raised in Tampa. She is a storyteller at heart and thrilled to be reporting in her hometown.
She also reported in Charlotte, Fort Myers/Naples, and Gainesville.
Carson covered the Gulf Oil Spill, Tampa's 2012 Republican National Convention, the fatal shootings of six Tampa Bay law enforcement officers, the Casey Anthony trial gavel to gavel, the 2000 Florida Presidential Election Recount and the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy. She's also covered more than a dozen hurricanes including Ivan, Jeanne, and Frances in 2004. Most recently, she reported on severe flooding during Debby and Isaac preps during the RNC.
She was also part of a team providing a lifeline of 24-hour news coverage when Hurricane Charley devastated Southwest Florida as a Category 4 storm.
Carson grew-up boating and fishing on local waterways and caught her first tarpon in Boca Grande. She competed in state-ranked tennis tournaments and taught youth tennis camps in Tampa. She graduated from Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa and Washington and Lee University in Virginia.
Carson loves kayaking, travelling, interior design, art history, Cuban food and cheering on the Bucs. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her Italian Greyhounds, Nick and Hobbes.
She appreciates hearing from viewers like you at firstname.lastname@example.org.