Shari Armstrong


Weekday 5p.m. Anchor

I'm the Southwest-Florida girl who wanted to leave this area as soon as I could!

I graduated from Evangelical Christian School in Fort Myers, and then the University of South Florida in 2011 with a degree in Mass Communications - Broadcast Journalism. Since graduating, I fled to New York, D.C., Atlanta, and Los Angeles to pursue my dreams of ___ (Honestly, my dream changed seventy-five times, but all were production, tv, communications-related). I was looking for fulfillment that you actually don't find in a place - you find it in your heart (That's so DEEP, right? It's true!).

Luckily, God placed a better plan on my life. Four years ago, I came right back home and accepted the Lifestyle Journalist position at Hello SWFL. In the craziest way, that lead me to become our station's Weekend Anchor - and now anchor on FOX 4 News at 5PM.

I cannot tell you how amazing it's been to get paid to do what I my hometown. I get to tell the stories of people, places and organizations that I genuinely love!

I want to tell you that when I'm not working...I'm working out. But, that's not true.

If I'm not working, I'm at TJ Maxx. If for some reason you can't find me there, try Netflix, volunteering, dancing, eating pizza, squeezing in a two-day flight somewhere, or spending time with my incredibly supportive and loving family...that hails from Barbados.

I'm proud to highlight local heroes in our community through my "Living the Legacy" segment. Those people include a police officer saving money to help send kids to college, and a mail carrierwhose service went beyond the mailbox.

If you know someone who should be spotlighted, please let me know!

Feel free to email me with an ASK FOX 4 question, too. Getting you answers is what I love to do.

Thanks for taking the time to get to know me. Let's stay connected!

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