Congratulations to Carson Chambers, a member of Washington and Lee's Class of 2000, for winning an Emmy for her work with WFTS-TV, the ABC affiliate in her hometown of Tampa.
Carson won her Emmy in the category "On-Camera Talent – Reporter – General Assignment" in the 36th annual competition sponsored by the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Suncoast Chapter comprises television markets in the entire state of Florida; Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles and New Orleans, La.; Mobile, Ala.; Thomasville, Ga.; and Puerto Rico.
A journalism and mass communications major at W&L, Carson has covered the Gulf oil spill, Tampa's 2012 Republican National Convention, the fatal shootings of six Tampa Bay law enforcement officers, the Casey Anthony trial, the 2000 Florida presidential election recount and the space shuttle Columbia tragedy.
In addition, she has covered more than a dozen hurricanes and reported on the severe flooding in Tampa prior to the Republican National Convention there. She was also part of a team that provided 24-hour coverage of Hurricane Charley, a category 4 storm that hit Tampa in 2004.
Follow Carson on her Twitter feed, @CarsonChambers.