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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States Separate Payments for Fires

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Gulch Fire grew into California last week and fire crews from each side of the state line are working to contain it on their land. As far as paying for those efforts, fire crews abide by what they call a “You Order, You Pay” agreement. Oregon pays for what … Continue reading »

A Look at Oregon Gulch Fire Camp

NEAR THE GREEN SPRINGS, Ore. — The Oregon Gulch Fire camp is like a small city. As logistical crews bring in more resources for fire crews during their downtime, the fire itself is slowing down. A few crews and some pieces of equipment are now heading to other fires. The big challenge in the next … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Meet with Community

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — More than 100 people soaked in as much information as possible at Saturday’s community meeting. The Oregon Gulch Fire got up and ran fast, meaning the people living near it need answers now. “As fast as this fire ran, we thought it was important to get out here in the face … Continue reading »

Guard Fighting Fires from the Air

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon National Guard is helping fight fires in our region from the air. The Department of Forestry called in helicopters as part of Operation Plan Smokey. This request is the second this fire season for two heavy helicopters, one light helicopter and a Medivac is on standby. These resources will help … Continue reading »

Storms Spike 911 Call Volume

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Wednesday’s storms increased the amount of calls made to 911’s Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon by 48% compared to Tuesday. Dispatchers expect another spike in calls Thursday afternoon since more storms are in the forecast. The first thing a 911 dispatcher asks when answer a call is, “What’s the address of … Continue reading »

Hundreds of Service Members to Deploy

ASHLAND, Ore. — Friday hundreds of service members and their supporters gathered inside the McNeal Pavilion on the Southern Oregon University campus for a mobilization ceremony. Congressman Greg Walden and Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown spoke to the group headed for Afghanistan. This weekend the service members leave for a 60-day training in Texas, … Continue reading »

Terri Horman Seeks Name Change

MEDFORD, Ore. — Kyron Horman’s former stepmom is trying to change her name. Court documents show Terri Horman wants to go by Clair Sullivan. Terri Horman has been the focus of a police investigation into Kyron’s disappearance and also the target of social media scrutiny. A search on Facebook for her current name shows multiple … Continue reading »

Wells Running Dry with Drought

NEAR EAGLE POINT, Ore. — Well-drilling companies are booked out for months because drought conditions are causing problems among clients. Gary Newman says he doesn’t even advertise and his phone is ringing like crazy with customers in need of water. This is because there was not enough snowpack to recharge the underground cracks and aquifers … Continue reading »

Fair Organizers Prepare for Event

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Fair organizers say the offices at the Jackson County Expo are chaotic this week as they get ready for the big event. Outside, crews continue to set up the carnival rides. This year there are a lot of new things to expect at the fair. All kids under 12 get in … Continue reading »

Solar Panels Installed in Medford Park

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Parks and Recreation showed off new solar panels at the Oregon Hills Park off of East McAndrews Road today. The Medford City Council and Mayor Gary Wheeler held a ceremony Thursday to welcome the panels. Lead installer with Renewable Energy Systems, Kirpal Khalsa said it’s a great location for the panels. … Continue reading »

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