Katy Blakey anchors NBC 5 News weekend evenings and reports during the week. An Emmy Award-winning reporter, Katy's work has also been honored with Lone Star Emmy nominations, including Best News Anchor, and recognized by the Oklahoma Associated Press. Katy, a North Texas native, joined the NBC 5 team in January of 2015.
No stranger to breaking news or severe weather, Katy solo-anchored live coverage of the early morning attack on Dallas Police Headquarters and hours-long stand-off. She covered the national outpouring of support for five DPD officers killed while protecting a peaceful protest in downtown Dallas and traveled to Houston for President George H. W. Bush’s memorial services.
On the coast as Hurricane Harvey made landfall, she provided extensive coverage of rescue and relief operations as the storm caused catastrophic flooding in the Houston area. From endearing "Texas Connects Us" stories to following a young cancer patient bring smiles, hope and congressional attention to much needed funding for childhood cancer research to reporting from the mass shooting tragedies in Orlando and Las Vegas, Katy understands the privilege of reporting local and national news to her hometown community.
Previously, Katy co-anchored the weekday morning news and reported for KOCO in Oklahoma City, OK. The first reporter on the scene of a deadly medical helicopter crash, her reporting also included a hostage situation ending with the rescue of a six-year-old girl, devastating wildfires and severe storms. She tracked rare twin tornadoes, covered multiple tornado outbreaks, reported on the wide-scale destruction and heroic rescue operations left by a massive EF5 tornado in Moore, Oklahoma and President Obama's tour of damaged communities.
Katy began her career as a reporter and anchor for KTEN-TV in Denison, Texas, where her investigative reports into private jail funding led to resignations and changes in local law enforcement.
Born and raised in McKinney, Katy is a proud graduate of McKinney High School (Go Lions!) and Southern Methodist University (Go Mustangs!). She graduated president of her class with a BA in journalism and political science and interned for The Dallas Morning News and WFAA during the political convention in Boston. Grateful, Katy volunteers her time raising funds for student scholarships.
Katy grew up cheering on the Cowboys and Rangers and lives in Dallas with her husband, an attorney and North Texas native. She enjoys taking walks around White Rock Lake with her dog, Huckleberry, and loves being home with family and friends.