Lexie Houghtaling joined NBC 5 in March 2017, and could not be happier to be back in her home state. A storyteller at heart, Lexie is passionate and inspired by the current events that take place around the world and eager to share them with people.
Prior to joining NBC 5, Lexie worked as a reporter for KBAK/KBFX, the CBS and FOX affiliates in Bakersfield, California. During her time there, Lexie covered one of the most destructive wildfires in California history, as well as breaking news, investigations and crime.
Lexie graduated from the University of Southern California (Fight On!) with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
While in Los Angeles, Lexie helped with coverage at award shows including the Oscars and SAG Awards. She has interviewed a variety of celebrities and politicians including Channing Tatum, Kevin Costner, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and the late Robin Williams.
Lexie’s first real experience working in a newsroom was as an intern for Shepard Smith at Fox News Channel in New York City. She continued to work for Fox News Channel over the summers and during the school year at the Los Angeles Bureau. While there, Lexie also anchored and produced her own web series, “FNCU: The Feed.”
In her free time, Lexie loves spending time with her family and friends, reading, traveling and shopping.