Tammie Fields has been an evening anchor with Spectrum News 13 since 2017. She’s constantly inspired by viewers, who remain her No. 1 priority.
Whether Tammie is in the newsroom, anchoring in the field, covering a special report, or writing a weekly A+ Teachers segment, she makes sure to give a voice to those we might not normally hear from. She feels honored to be able to go to so many places and meet so many inspiring people. Tammie appreciates the diversity of Central Florida and is proud to call the area her home.
Tammie has been honored by the Associated Press with an individual achievement award for coverage of the hurricanes in 2004. In 2005, she earned an award from the American Heart Association for Excellence in Cardiovascular Communications for her “Take It to Heart” segments. Two years later, Tammie earned a media ambassador award for her work as a Power to End Stroke Ambassador. In 2009, she was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists for investigative reporting.
She has flown with the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels and interviewed famous people such as former first lady Laura Bush, R&B singer Brian McKnight, and the late civil rights leader Coretta Scott King and her daughter, the late Yolanda King.
Tammie feels blessed and deeply honored to recognize a special teacher each week who has been nominated as an A+ Teacher. This segment has a special meaning to her: Tammie is the daughter of two retired teachers. She remains in awe of all the talented and giving teachers in Central Florida. She’s also covered several historical events in the Orlando area, such as the Groveland Four and “Integration in The City Beautiful.”
Faith is very important to Tammie; both she and her husband are active at church. She serves as a deaconess and works in the media ministry. She and her husband enjoy camping with their son, visiting historical sites, and attending community events. Tammie’s favorite restaurants are, hands down, Nikki’s Place and Black Bean Deli.