Katy Blakey anchors NBC 5 News weekend mornings and reports during the week. An Emmy award-winning reporter, Katy joined the NBC 5 team in January of 2015.
Previously, Katy co-anchored the weekday morning news and reported for KOCO in Oklahoma City, OK. Her coverage of a hostage situation ending with the rescue of a six-year-old girl earned a regional Emmy. Her work has also been honored by the Oklahoma Associated Press, including Best Morning Newscast three years in a row.
No stranger to breaking news or severe weather, Katy was the first reporter on the scene of a deadly medical helicopter crash. She covered the heroic act of strangers who pulled the lone survivor from the burning wreckage then followed his extensive care and recovery over many months. Katy covered wildfires, winter storms, floods and multiple tornado outbreaks – including tracking rare twin tornadoes as they developed. During the deadly tornado outbreak of May 2013, Katy reported from damaged communities in Hood County, Texas. Three days later, she was covering a seventeen mile path of destruction left by a massive EF5 tornado in Moore, OK. She reported on the rescue operations, the national out-pouring of volunteer efforts and field anchored President Obama's visit.
Katy, a North Texas native, began her career as a reporter and anchor for KTEN-TV in Denison, Texas. Her investigative reports prompted 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. While at SMU, she 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 loves cheering on the Cowboys and Rangers, listening to live music and exploring all the great restaurants North Texas has to offer. Katy lives in Dallas with her husband, also a North Texas native, and enjoys taking their dog, Huckleberry, around White Rock lake.
Growing up in North Texas, Katy understands the privilege of reporting news that matters to her hometown community. She welcomes story ideas.