Peggy Fox is a three-time Emmy award winning multi-media journalist who reports and anchors the news for WUSA9. She's covered some of the major news events of the past two decades including the Virginia Tech shootings, 9/11, Washington's sniper shootings, the Oklahoma City Bombing, the Panama Invasion, and the last four Presidential elections.
Peggy's beat is Virginia: politics, education, transportation and crime. Her personal background gives her special insight and often inside knowledge of what's going on in Virginia that matters to viewers. Peggy is a Fairfax County native and Virginia Tech alum. She and her husband are raising their two children in McLean and are very involved in the community.
Peggy has been honored with numerous community awards, including the 2007 Fairfax Partnership for Youth, Y-SAD, Youth Suicide and Depression Award for her stories on mental illness. She was also honored in 2007 by Justice for Children for Outstanding Reporting on Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, and she was given a Certificate of Achievement by the Fairfax County Commission for Women for superior efforts in furthering the cause of Women in Media.
In June, 2009 Peggy won two Emmys, one for a breaking news story and the other for a series on her brother-in-law who is recovering from a brain injury suffered in the Iraq war. Earlier, she won an Emmy for her investigative report on childhood lead poisoning which prompted three local governments to remove playground equipment covered with lead paint.
Peggy has a BA degree in Communications from Virginia Tech and worked as an anchor-reporter in Charleston and Bluefield, West Virginia; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Miami. Peggy has been married to her high school sweetheart from West Springfield High School for more than 20 years.