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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Southern Oregon Sees Tourism Boost

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County is seeing a boost in visitors coming to our area strictly for vacation. Rogue Valley Zipline Aventures says roughly 70% of summertime customers are from out of the area. Chamber of Commerce officials call those customers leisure travelers. “I think that that leisure traveler continues to grow which is very … Continue reading »

Watching the Skies for Wildfires

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry trains firefighters to spot the first signs of smoke or flames in wildfires. On Thursday, ODF staffed its lookout tower on Robinson Butte near Fish Lake and also worked on training people for the camera lookout systems. ODF officials say there are benefits to manned lookouts as … Continue reading »

Hospital Prepares First Aid Tent

MEDFORD, Ore. — Providence Medford Medical Center gathered supplies to help runners with cuts, scrapers and blisters at this weekend’s Wild Rogue Relay. The race is 200 miles through Southern Oregon, from Jacksonville to Gold Beach. The hospital will have nurses and physicians available near Red Lily Winery from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. “Most … Continue reading »

Missing Man Found in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A man reported missing has now been found safe. Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said at around 8:30 a.m. 68-year-old Bruce Lemmerman appeared to be having a medical problem and exited a family member’s vehicle while at the intersection of the Grants Pass Parkway and North East Beacon Drive. The … Continue reading »

Council Comments on New Police Facility

MEDFORD, Ore. — The City Council is moving forward with designs on the new police headquarters. Today city officials met with the architect and Police Chief Tim George to talk about the future facility. Council members offered suggestions and questioned the plans for the new place. Members made it clear they want the building to … Continue reading »

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 »

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