Chasity Maxie joined the WBRC FOX6 News family in April of 2020, but her journey here has had many twists and turns.
Chasity is a Chicago native who received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies at Northern Illinois University. (Go Huskies!) She continued her education at Columbia College Chicago, earning a master's in journalism.
She landed her first news gig in Peoria, Illinois at WHOI -TV. There, she produced, fill-in anchored, reported and hosted the station's webcast.
A few years later, Chasity joined the team at WWMT-TV in Kalamazoo, Michigan as the 10 p.m. producer.
After some time in the Great Lake State, Chasity decided to switch careers taking her love of education to the classroom.
She went back to school to earn a master's in teaching from National Louis University and would go on to spend the next 5 years teaching third graders in the Chicago Public School system.
Though physically in the classroom, Chasity's heart never left the newsroom. So, when an opportunity became available at WTVY-TV in Dothan, Alabama, she jumped at it.
Chasity spent the next year and a half at WTVY's sister station, WRGX as the 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. anchor. She also fill-in anchored on WTVY's morning show, Live at Lunch, WTVY News 4 at 10 and the station's weekend newscasts.
Always looking for an adventure and new ways to sharpen her reporting skills, Chasity accepted the offer to join WBRC as Reporter/Multi-media Journalist.
Chasity packed up her life once again, moving from the southeastern most tip of the Yellow Hammer state, to the heart of Alabama.
Chasity is excited to be in the "Magic City," and is anxious to be On Your Side telling your stories!
When she's not at work, Chasity enjoys eating at new restaurants, chatting on the phone with family and friends, reading a good book, dancing and jamming to 80s music, 90's R&B, House music and the sounds of the late great Prince Rogers Nelson.
Got a story idea? Feel free to email Chasity at firstname.lastname@example.org or check her out on social media. You can reach her on Facebook at @ChasityMaxieWBRC, or Instagram at @chasitygetsitright. She'd love to hear from you!
Insurance companies in many parts of Alabama said they’re ready to assists customers with claims following a string of tornadoes that ripped through the state. But companies like State Farm are asking for patience as they are prioritizing those hit hardest first.
If passed, Senate Bill 43 will require state emergency management agencies and county commissions to develop uniform guidelines for safer places, so people will have more options when seeking shelter during severe weather.
Starting Tuesday, the National Guard will host mobile vaccination clinics in 24 counties. Many of those will be in the Black Belt, and state health officials said new numbers show that area has the highest percentage of people getting COVID-19 shots.
Several businesses are paying their employees for the time it would take for them to go and get the shot, while others are offering small stipends. But they’re all hoping these extra incentives will help get this virus under control.
Fultondale city leaders said they are well stocked on items like clothing, food, water and other supplies. But the mayor said what is needed most right now is sponsors to pay for hotel rooms and give monetary donations for those who don’t have anywhere to go.
Fultondale is in recovery mode following a tornado that ripped through the small community Monday night. The city’s fire chief said there is still a lot of work that needs to be done in Fultondale following that storm, and they’re going to need committed volunteers for the foreseeable future.
People in Tennessee and Florida are lining up for the COVID-19 shot after health officials in those states expanded vaccine eligibility. Now older populations in Alabama are waiting for their turn, but it could be a while.
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