Heather Sullivan is thrilled to be the FOX 26 Consumer Reporter. Sullivan’s Smart Sense reports are all about helping Houston families save money and protect themselves from scams and rip-offs.
Heather loves to share her finds on great deals and how to be a smart consumer, shopper, and saver!
Heather won two Emmy Awards and a National Murrow Award as an Anchor and Consumer Investigator at WWBT in Richmond, Virginia over the last ten years. Her consumer stories aired on the nationally syndicated show “America Now” for four years. Before that she served as an anchor and reporter for stations in Los Angeles, South Carolina, Florida, and Oregon. Her investigative reports exposing illegal car sales, home improvement fraud, and other scams led the South Carolina Broadcasters Association to name her Reporter of the Year. She also won a Murrow Award for her consumer product testing series, “Does It Work?” and was voted Best Anchor Team twice in Richmond Magazine.
Heather holds an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and graduated with honors in Broadcast Journalism and Political Communication from Emerson College in Boston.
She has run three marathons and loves to talk about the antics of her orange tabby cat, Finneas Binny. In her spare time, you’ll often find Heather speaking and volunteering at community events. She has worked with the VCU Parkinson’s Center, the National Kidney Foundation, Junior League, local sporting events, Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, and free medical clinics.
Have a consumer question? Heather would love to hear from you.
You can reach her on Facebook: @HeatherSullivanFOX26, Twitter: @Fox26Heather, and Instagram: @HeatherSullivanFOX26.
The latest from Heather Sullivan
44,000 Texans could lose SNAP benefits from expanded work requirement
Advocates fighting hunger concerned debt ceiling bill will limit access to SNAP benefits for those who need it, limiting access to food.
CashApp, Venmo users urged to move money into insured bank accounts
The Consumer Financial Protect Bureau cautions payment app users that apps are not required to be insured so you should move your money.
ERCOT launches new 'TXANS' grid notification system to keep residents updated on Texas' power supply
Texas summer heat is starting to roll in, along with a growing number of new residents from other states. On the heels of this, ERCOT announced it will issue new TXANS notifications on the state's power supply.
More than 20% of 401(k) accounts are forgotten when changing jobs: report
Report finds investors have left $1.35 trillion in forgotten 401(k) accounts. While you may think your forgotten money has been growing all this time, sometimes former employees are charged higher maintenance fees.
Personal bankruptcies up nearly 20% in 2023, options to avoid filing
The number of people filing for personal bankruptcy has been up nearly 20% since the start of the year, according to court filings. Here are some options you can take before filing for bankruptcy.
Too Good To Go app comes to Houston offering restaurant, store food for one-third the price
An app is launching in Houston that can help you save money on food, and help save the environment.
More than 240,000 vehicles with dangerous recalls on Texas roads, study says
2.5 million vehicles with Do Not Drive and Park Outside recalls still on U.S. roads.
Hotel inspections: Ensuring cleanliness for your summer travel plans
Before you finalize your summer travel plans, learn how to assess the cleanliness of your hotel room.
Google 'Bard': Company enhances search engine with Artificial Intelligence
Google now offers their artificial intelligence called 'Bard' to conduct searches, write emails, and edit photos.
What do egg labels mean? Egg labels might not be what you think
We all see the different labels on the front of egg cartons, but Consumer Reports says egg labels may not mean what you think.