Caitlin Landers is a morning anchor for ABC Big 2 News and a solo morning anchor for KPEJ Fox 24 News in Odessa, Texas. She traded in her snow boots for cowboy boots and joined our team in May 2020.
Before her time in Texas, Caitlin was a Multimedia Journalist for Spectrum News (formerly Time Warner Cable News). She worked for their Syracuse, New York station as a Potsdam bureau reporter, where she covered a murder trial that made national news: Oral “Nick” Hillary was found not guilty in the death of 12-year-old Garrett Phillips. Caitlin also spent time working for Albany, New York as a Hudson Valley bureau reporter, covering part of the case of Angelika Graswald, who pleaded guilty to a role in the death of her fiance Vincent Fiore. This story also made nationwide news. One of Caitlin’s favorite stories was to share the experiences of people in the Hudson Valley community who faced homelessness. It felt like her work made a difference in the lives of the people she interviewed, and that she was able to open the hearts and minds of viewers. Her work went on to receive a New York State Associated Press Award. She and her fellow reporters also earned a group AP award for their continuing coverage about a lack of funding for a local fire department.
Caitlin graduated from Syracuse University (Go Orange!) as a Renee Crown Honors student with two degrees in Broadcast Digital Journalism and International Relations, as well as a minor in Spanish. She studied abroad in Spain and Israel during her time at college, and she’s got a lot of countries left on her bucket list. Caitlin wants to see Machu Picchu in Peru, and she wants to visit Slovenia where she has some family. She’s constantly practicing her Spanish, and she also knows a little Portuguese and Slovenian. Her goal is to learn at least five languages!
Caitlin grew up in New England. When she is not at the anchor desk, you may find her hiking, reading, checking out new restaurants, spending time with family and friends, traveling, and exploring the area. Caitlin is happy to call West Texas home, and she is both honored and excited to share the important stories that matter to viewers.
You can watch Caitlin Monday through Friday on Good Morning Basin from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. and on FOX 24 News AM Live from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on FOX. Contact Caitlin at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Facebook and Twitter for your latest news and updates.