Joy Lepola is FOX45's Crime & Justice Reporter. She`s covered several high profile criminal trials including that of former Baltimore City Mayor Shelia Dixon. Joy`s extensive nightly coverage resulted in an Emmy Award Nomination.
Joy has won four Emmy Awards. Her most recent Emmy was for the controversial appeals court ruling that resulted in the release of hundreds of convicted murderers. Besides covering crime and corruption, Joy also investigates consumer fraud cases.
In 2015, The Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association recognized Joy's work as the AP named Best Reporter of the year.
While Joy is currently FOX45`s Crime & Justice Reporter, she`s also spent a great deal of her career behind the Anchor Desk. Joy anchored Evening Newscasts in Wisconsin, Guam, Ohio and Baltimore.
Joy gained international reporting experience while working in Guam. While there Joy covered Local and National Politics as well as the United States Military. She also traveled extensively reporting on international issues. During her time on Guam, a number of natural disasters occurred including Super Typhoon Paka which Joy rode out on a 26 foot sailboat.
Joy`s work has led to numerous Associated Press awards including Best Investigative Reporter and Best Reporter in Ohio. Her work has also been recognized by the Association for Women in Communications.
When Joy isn`t at work, she and her husband are on the run darting from soccer fields to baseball diamonds with their young son.