Scarlett Fakhar | Reporter

Scarlett Fakhar
Scarlett Fakhar

Scarlett joined the FOX 26 News (KRIV) team in September of 2015. Prior to her job at FOX 26 Houston, Scarlett successfully launched FOX 7 Austin’s first weekend morning newscast. She anchored and produced her own two-hour show Saturday and Sunday mornings. She has also served as the weekend anchor/reporter at KAMC-TV (the ABC affiliate in Lubbock).

As a reporter, Scarlett has covered several major stories across the Lone Star State, including the worst dust storm Lubbock had seen since 1977. She was live outside for six hours straight in 30-45 mph winds, a stomach full of dirt, and a 23-car pileup behind her.

In Austin, Scarlett reported on the shooting at Austin Police Department headquarters that made national news. More than 100 rounds were shot at numerous federal buildings in downtown Austin.

Scarlett was also live in the field, as well as at the anchor desk, for the record-breaking Wimberley floods. She’s had the privilege of interviewing FOX News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace via satellite on multiple occasions regarding current events and she also moderated political debates on her show.

Scarlett is originally from Wilmington, Delaware. She graduated from Elon University in North Carolina with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. While at Elon, Scarlett had the opportunity to intern at NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams in New York. She also interned at KTRK-TV (ABC) in Houston, TX as well as WGHP-TV (FOX) in Greensboro, NC. She was an anchor and reporter for Elon’s student newscast, Elon Local News, which is an award-winning college program. During her time there she won an award for her feature reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Scarlett was a Division I scholarship athlete at Elon. She says it was her soccer career that helped her develop the leadership and teamwork skills she has today that are critical in the news industry.

When Scarlett has free time, you can catch her playing fetch with her dog Rambo, enjoying a good barre class, or playing soccer with friends.

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