A Miami native who worked in South Florida early in his career, Sheldon Fox is happy to be back home reporting news for Today in Florida on 7 News.
Sheldon previously worked in New Orleans as a news anchor and crime reporter where he produced and hosted a most-wanted segment that helped capture over 200 accused criminals in one of the nation's most crime-plagued cities.
In his six-plus years there, Sheldon covered important stories ranging from the post-Hurricane Katrina rebuilding of an American city to a 1st in the nation murder rate, public corruption, police scandals, Hurricanes Gustav, Ike and Isaac, the BP Gulf Oil Spill, and other big stories often with fast-paced, breaking reports, which became his specialty.
He returned to his hometown of South Florida to cover Superbowl XLIV in 2010 and a historic win by the New Orleans Saints.
In the months before he left New Orleans, Sheldon broke several big stories, including the investigation of one local sheriff's office following the alleged beating of two brothers after a botched traffic stop, an incident that resulted in the resigning of high-ranking police officials and subsequent investigations.
His exclusive report on textbook dumping at an elementary school slated for FEMA relief after Hurricane Isaac led to fines for a disaster clean-up company.
He was recognized by the Associated Press for his coverage of Hurricane Ike in Galveston and Nassau Bay, Texas, as well as by the Press Club of New Orleans for breaking and continuing coverage of a 1st grader who was handcuffed at school, a set of reports that spawned security changes within the New Orleans Recovery School District and the firing of employees.
Prior to New Orleans, Sheldon worked in Atlanta, where he reported news and sports while also anchoring morning weather and traffic.
He covered breaking news and traffic on television in Miami while also anchoring news for several South Florida radio stations.
He launched his career in Orlando after graduating from the University of Central Florida. It was where Sheldon spent his days reporting and anchoring news and sports for a National Public Radio affiliate and his nights covering the Orlando Magic for local radio and TV outlets.