AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - FOX 54 morning news is getting a makeover! Anchors C.E. Huffman and Stephanie Lopez will join Jay Jefferies starting Monday, April 9.
Stephanie makes her way to Augusta from Raleigh-Durham, NC, where she worked as a reporter for WTVD. Her work was featured on World News Tonight, Good Morning America and ABC News Owned Stations across the United States.
Stephanie is a bilingual journalist. She's passionate about the community, bringing you all the info you need to know and getting to the heart of any story. A proud Tar Heel, she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in journalism and mass communications and a concentration in broadcast. While in school, she interned at the Brian Ross Investigative Unit at ABC News in New York, NY, the Beach Channel in Miami, FL and WTVD.
A native of Miami, FL, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach and sipping Cuban coffee.
C.E. comes to us from Louisville, KY. He'd taken a break from TV news for a while, but we welcome him back into the industry. After graduating from Eastern Kentucky University he started his career leading the student media department at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. After two and a half years in the low country, he moved to the Midwest to Anchor Good Morning Heartland for KTVO, covering stories for Northeast Missouri and Southeast Iowa.
He's no stranger of morning news, C.E. was instrumental in launching the morning show "Fox 40 & Friends" at WDBD in Jackson, MS as an Executive Producer, Anchor & Reporter. It was the only morning show in that market. During his time there he covered education and investigative stories and also hosted a lifestyle show. After leaving the Jackson FOX affiliate, he took a break to travel the country and experience new opportunities in public transit and property management. C.E. is thrilled to be part of the team and lives in Downtown Augusta with his 10-year old beagle/Dachshund mix dog Lexicon.
We look forward to this new team's combined expertise and journalism experience to carry us into year two of our morning show. This new team has a strong news background that fits well with our "News Now" brand. They'll play a key role in helping us to develop new content that will carry across all of our news platforms and both shows. They will also play critical roles to help continue to develop our already talented and dedicated team of journalists. In addition to covering news, they all have a strong sense of community service, which will greatly benefit our relationship with viewers across the CSRA.