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.
It is Tammie’s love of history that shaped her future, leading her to become a journalist — or as she puts it, a recorder of history. Tammie has covered several historical events in the Orlando area, including the Groveland Four, the Ocoee Election Day Race Massacre, and “Integration in The City Beautiful.” She has interviewed white supremacist David Duke and John Paul Rogers, a Central Florida former Grand Dragon of the United Klans of America who ran for mayor in Lake Wales.
Tammie has flown with the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels and interviewed famous people such as former first lady Laura Bush and R&B singer Brian McKnight. She has also had the privilege to meet the late civil rights leader Coretta Scott King and her daughter, the late Yolanda King, at an annual breakfast honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
Tammie serves as the president of the Central Florida Association of Black Journalists and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
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.