Cait McVey has been a reporter with Spectrum Bay News 9 since 2012. As a journalist, Cait is inspired by the strength of the human spirit and takes pride in telling stories of perseverance.
Originally from New York, Cait received her Master’s degree from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and her Bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College. After years of reporting in markets across New York State, Cait decided to trade in snow for sunshine and now calls Florida home.
One of the most meaningful stories that she has ever covered was to mark the 10-year anniversary of 9-11. Cait interviewed a fire captain involved in Urban Search and Rescue efforts following the attacks on the twin towers. He shared his emotional turmoil as those rescue efforts quickly turned into a recovery mission, amidst mass casualties and destruction. Another story that stands out for Cait is a piece she did on Bay Area firefighters who helped out in the Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma. Cait traveled down with a group who volunteered on their days off. Not only did those fire fighters clean up, they inspired homeowners to rebuild their broken paradise.
In addition to general assignment reporting, Cait also created the award winning true crime series “Gone,” which profiles local cold cases for Spectrum Bay News 9.
Cait is an Emmy award winning journalist. Her work has also earned her awards and honors from such prestigious organizations as the New York State Associated Press, the Florida Associated Press, the Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Cait has made her career at Spectrum a part of her life - she even got engaged in the Bay News 9 newsroom! When she’s not at work, Cait can be found spending time with her husband, two young boys and their dog Cash, named after one of her favorite musicians, Johnny Cash. Cait enjoys attending Yankees spring training games and taking day trips to Honeymoon Island. She also makes sure to attend the Dunedin St. Patrick’s Day celebration every year with her family.