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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High Need for Homeless Housing

MEDFORD, Ore. — One paint stroke at a time, The Salvation Army’s Hope House is improving. The transitional living facility is gaining a family unit and its existing rooms are getting spruced up. Like this remodel, Hope House workers are giving people a fresh start and what they need to restore their lives. Right now … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Benefits of Chickens

MEDFORD, Ore. — With the growing movement toward eating locally grown foods, keeping backyard chickens in urban settings is becoming more popular. Oregon State University (OSU) Extension’s Master Gardener De Guy shows us how having a couple of chickens can benefit a gardener.

Medford K9 Units Get New Gear

MEDFORD, Ore. — Thanks to a Southern Oregon student, Medford Police K9 units are wrapped in ballistic protection. Shyonna Leach held fundraisers to pay for the vests as part of her senior project at North Medford High School. She raised nearly $4,000 to cover the cost of two bullet proof vests for the dogs helping … Continue reading »

Gravel Company Application Approved

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Jackson County Hearings Officer made the county’s final decision on May 27 to approve the application for Knife River to operate legally using its detention pond, rock piles, overlay conveyor and haul road near Gold Hill. County officials say Del Rio Vineyards first appealed the tentative approval of the company’s application. … Continue reading »

Fire Season Officially Starts Monday

CENTRAL POINT, Ore.– Starting Monday at 12:01 a.m., wildfire season will officially begin for Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Lake Counties. Declaring fire season means putting restrictions on debris burning. It also prohibits the use of fireworks, release of sky lanterns, the discharge of exploding targets, and the discharge of tracer ammunition. Fire officials say these prevention … Continue reading »

Groundskeepers Prepare for Memorial Day

ASHLAND, Ore. — Groundskeepers are trying to get Southern Oregon cemeteries into top shape for Memorial Day. Mountain View Cemetery in Ashland sees dozens of visitors this time of year. The city staffs the property’s office on the holiday to help families find their loved ones. It also provides flags to place on grave sites … Continue reading »

Researchers Study Film Industry Impact

ASHLAND, Ore. — “Redwood Highway” was made in Southern Oregon and is making its local debut on Friday at the Varsity Theatre in Ashland. The feature-length film is one of many movies coming out of the Rogue Valley. In fact, the region is becoming a hub for video projects in general. And now, researchers at … Continue reading »

Costly Carts Stolen and Abandoned

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s obviously an issue many stores in the Rogue Valley are dealing with. In the location off of Biddle Road, there are carts from Safeway, Target and WinCo all in one place. Carts are crucial to grocery shopping, used almost every time someone visits a store. And they don’t come cheap. The … Continue reading »

Cats Overflow Local Shelters

TALENT, Ore. — Local shelters are filling up early this year with too many cats. Right now, the Jackson County Animal Shelter is not taking any surrendered pets, only strays. Shelter officials don’t expect the rush to slow down either. Summer is when most cats give birth to litters. There is also a huge need … Continue reading »

Jacksonville Chef Shows Smoking Process

MEDFORD, Ore. — On Sunday evening, Newswatch 12 kicked off its Ultimate Spring BBQ Giveaway by revealing the first codeword. Blue Collins from Jacksonville’s Back Porch Bar and Grill gave us a glimpse into the long process he goes through to make flavorful meat. Check out the video for more tips. Be sure to watch … Continue reading »

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