Updated On: Jul 22 2013 02:13:31 PM EDT
Jacey Birch covers general assignment stories and co-anchors the Local 10 News at noon.
She joined Local 10 in January of 2004.
Jacey is a born and bred native South Floridian.
She grew up in North Miami but when her family moved to Broward, she attended Deerfield Beach High School. After graduation, she attended the University of Florida, earning her BA in Political Science and BS in Journalism.
After college, it was off to Clarksburg, West Virginia and WBOY for her first job in television, anchoring the weekend newscast.
Clarksburg, a small coal-mining town, was a big cultural change from Miami. The first story she covered was the Y2K "crisis" on New Year's Eve.
Snow storms were a big part of everyday life while she was there and this Florida girl still can't believe she maneuvered around those snow-covered roads and mountains "hunting" down her stories as a one-man-band.
After six months, she took her next job in Roanoke, Virginia at WDBJ where she was responsible for daily weather reports and entertainment stories in the Star City. She loved the small-town atmosphere, the mild change in seasons and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
From Virginia, it was off to Nashville, Tennessee, country music capital of the world. There Jacey was in charge of anchoring the weekend weathercasts and reporting from the field. While at WZTV she spent a week in South Carolina going through Boot Camp with the marine trainees for a special series.
From there, the call to come home came by way of Local 10. She has spent the last five years reporting and anchoring, as well as covering weather, traffic, the Heat going to the finals and more hurricanes than she can even count. But nothing beats being home, working at the station she grew up watching and learning from her "TV idols": Don Noe and Dwight Lauderdale.
Jacey lives in North Miami with her husband and their three dogs. Animals are near and dear to her heart as she works closely with the Humane Society of Broward County on outreach projects.
She also embraces the title "Tree Hugger" wholeheartedly as she spends much of her energy on efforts to save our earth. An avid environmentalist, Jacey works to make a difference in preserving our planet and loves covering stories in South Florida regarding our ocean, reefs, beaches, parks and alternative sources of energy.
Jacey spends most of her spare time on the water snorkeling, on land exercising and at home scrapbooking all her favorite photos.
If you ever drive up to Vero Beach, you may see her and her 74-year-old grandmother skydiving together ... sometimes they do that on weekends.
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