Christy Lewis

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Name: Christy Lewis
Date registered: July 20, 2012


Christy Lewis joined the Newswatch 12 team in May of 2012. You can catch her anchoring Newswatch 12 on weekends and reporting on weekdays. Christy was born and raised in a small town in Missouri. She earned her Bachelor of Journalism degree at the nation's first journalism school in Columbia, Mo. During her time at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Christy worked at KOMU-TV, the local NBC affiliate doing almost everything. She was a reporter, editor, producer and fill-in anchor. She also served as a writer and anchor for the award-winning news app, Newsy. During school, she also contributed to The Huffington Post as a news anchor. She interned at CBS News in New York City assisting correspondents with video shooting and researching. Christy is very thankful to work as a reporter and anchor. She loves meeting new people, hearing their stories, and sharing them with others. If you have a story idea, feel free to send Christy an email at

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  1. Rogue River School to Receive New Books — April 18, 2014
  2. Local Man Named Principal of the Year — April 18, 2014
  3. Students Learn Farm to Market Concept — April 17, 2014
  4. Fire Agencies Urge Fuel Reduction — April 17, 2014
  5. In the Garden: Too Early for Tomatoes — April 12, 2014

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Rogue River School to Receive New Books

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — The ABC Network and “First Book” reached across the country last month to find schools in need of new books through the “Be Inspired” campaign. NewsWatch 12 asked the community to participate by nominating schools and programs deserving of new books for kids. Southern Oregon entered more nominations than any other … Continue reading »

Local Man Named Principal of the Year

NEAR GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Principal John George of Fleming Middle School in the Three Rivers School District is officially the Middle School Principal of the Year. Students gave George a standing ovation in an assembly Thursday. State officials considered the school “persistently dangerous” when George first starting his work as principal. Within years, the … Continue reading »

Students Learn Farm to Market Concept

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The Farm to Market Nutrition Fair stopped by Mountain View Elementary School Thursday. It’s a program visiting several Rogue Valley schools, transforming their cafeterias into a carnival for a day. A salad bar featured fruits and vegetables for each letter of the alphabet. Most of the food served was sources from … Continue reading »

Fire Agencies Urge Fuel Reduction

ASHLAND, Ore. — Multiple fire agencies are pleading with the public this week, asking residents to get ready for what could be an intense fire season. Chris Chambers with Ashland Fire and Rescue says if the drought persists through the summer, the region may be in for a smokey and dangerous season. Chambers says it … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Too Early for Tomatoes

MEDFORD, Ore. — Even though tomato plants are for sale in stores right now, experts say it’s too early for planting. There will likely be freezing temperatures overnight through the end of May and those nights can ruin certain warm-weather plants. The Oregon State University Extension’s Master Gardener Jane Moyer explains in this week’s, “In … Continue reading »

Single Mom to Get New Home

MEDFORD, Ore. — A single mom of two young children will be moving into a new home through Habitat for Humanity. Tifini Wright currently lives in an affordable housing complex with her two children. She says the conditions in her current rental are not up to par. But her newly renovated home has more space … Continue reading »

Wildlife Experts Fling Fish into Stream

NEAR LAKE CREEK, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and the Rogue Valley Coastal Conservation Association (RVCCA) heaved hundreds of steelhead salmon carcasses into Little Butte Creek on Friday. “We’re putting them back in the streams, as nature has done forever,” said volunteer Larry Butts. Chuck Fustish is a biologist with … Continue reading »

New Structure Set for Downtown

ASHLAND, Ore. — A new 30,000 square foot structure is on its way toward completion in downtown Ashland. The property sits on Lithia Way between First Street and Pioneer. Plaza West at First Place will house luxury condominiums on the top two floors. The main floor will be home to a new Washington Federal Bank. … Continue reading »

AIFF Ticket Sales Top 16,000

ASHLAND, Ore. — Gayle Slates was the first in line on the first day of the Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF) Thursday. “You get here early to get a good seat,” Slates said. She’s going to see 24 films in five days. While Slates went in to the first showing at noon on Thursday, Mardy … Continue reading »

Smokers Use E-Cigarettes to Quit

MEDFORD, Ore. — Nancy Lowe was a long-time smoker. And when you smoke for thirty years, she says it’s tough to stop. She says she tried a patch, a prescription and even tried cold turkey. She says none of that worked. “There are so many different things that you are addicted to. It’s not just … Continue reading »

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