NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 18, 2020 – FOX News Channel (FNC) has signed KMIZ-TV’s (ABC) Ashley Strohmier as an overnight anchor and news correspondent. Based out of the network’s headquarters in New York City, Strohmier will begin her role on March 2nd.
Since 2013, Strohmier served as a general assignment reporter and anchor at KMIZ-TV (ABC) in Columbia, Missouri covering crime as well as state and local politics. In 2014, her in-depth reporting on the state’s Department of Social Services resulted in lawmakers opening an investigation into the agency’s practices, earning her an award from the Kansas City Press Club. More recently, Strohmier was honored by the Missouri Broadcasters Association with the Best News Anchor award in 2019 for her work as an evening news anchor. Throughout her tenure with the station, she also held additional titles, including as solo anchor for News This Morning, which she also produced, anchored and managed its daily content.
Prior to KMIZ-TV, Strohmier was a host for the Columbia, Missouri FOX affiliated television station FOX 22, where she reported live on the scene of various news events throughout the state. She attended the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri where she studied criminal justice. In 2010, she was crowned Miss Missouri USA.
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Update – This release has been updated to reflect Strohmier attended but did not graduate from the University of Central Missouri.