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Cait McVey, Reporter
Cait McVey is an award winning journalist, joining Bay News 9 after working for several years as a reporter and anchor at FOX 23 News in Albany, New York.
During her time in the state's capital, she covered the tumultuous political scene, including the fall of Governor Eliot Spitzer and, most recently, the "Occupy" movement, during which her live coverage during a riot won her the New York State Associated Press Award for "Best Spot News Coverage."
Cait has worked closely with local law enforcement agencies during numerous high profile criminal cases, including the 2008 shooting death of University of Albany student Richard Bailey and the subsequent trial and conviction of teen shooter Devon Callicutt.
More recently, she covered the the 2012 cold-case acquittal of Troy man George Mott for the 1994 slaying of Rosemary Crosier. In both instances, Cait's coverage included exclusive sit-down interviews with the families, giving insight into cases that rocked the Capital Region.
Some of Cait's most memorable moments while reporting in New York include in-depth assignments with the Albany Fire Department, most importantly a special assignment for the 10-year anniversary of 9-11, during which she interviewed Captain Patrick Hines, a member of New York State Urban Search and Rescue and a first responder that tragic day.
Cait also became the first reporter ever to take the department's Candidate Physical Ability Test, a grueling physical exam all firefighters must pass during the hiring process.
Prior to Albany, Cait worked as a video journalist at YNN in Syracuse, New York, providing coverage from the Canadian border all the way down to the Pennsylvania line. Before that, she earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Syracuse's Le Moyne College and her master's degree in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University's acclaimed S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
While finishing up her degrees, Cait worked in Washington D.C. as a correspondent for Texas station KLBK and also interned in New York City for the popular cable network Comedy Central.
After years of working in some of mother nature's coldest conditions, Cait decided to trade in the snow for the sunshine and is now enjoying all the Bay area has to offer. In her spare time, you can find the former collegiate runner competing in road races, on the beach or taking in a ball game. That is, when the Yankees are in town.
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