Cameron Cox is an Emmy award-winning sports anchor and reporter for 12 News, whose passion is storytelling. He joined the team in November of 2014.
Cameron comes to the valley from WOAI-TV in San Antonio, Texas, where he spent two years as a sports reporter and anchor. While in San Antonio, he covered two NBA Finals, Spurs’ championship parade, NBA All-Star game, College Football (Longhorns, Aggies, UTSA), Texans and Cowboys games, NFL playoffs, Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony, High School sports, MLB and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
He began his broadcasting career as the weekend sports anchor KNOE-TV in Monroe, Louisiana, covering Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe, Grambling, LSU and the Saints.
Cameron attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico, where he was a student-athlete (Football). He quickly learned how to use his own on-the-field experiences to enhance his journalism.
While majoring in Broadcast Journalism, Cameron worked full-time for KENW and KSEL as their lead sports anchor and play-by-play broadcaster. He also hosted Portales’ first sports talk radio show “Game On!”, and was the voice of the Portales Rams.
Cameron is original from Houston, Texas, and is a proud graduate of Atascocita High School in Humble.
When he’s not working, Cameron enjoys working out, anything outdoors, reading history books, trying to improve his golf game, collecting movies, spend time with his family and watch sports (shocking).
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Name: Cameron Cox
Hometown: born and raised in Houston, Texas
City of Residence: Phoenix
Your Heritage: Hispanic and Italian
Current Position: Sports Anchor
When you joined 12 News: November 2014
College Graduated from: Eastern New Mexico University
Interests/Hobbies: Working out, anything outdoors, cooking, watching and collecting movies, reading history books, traveling when possible and watching sports.
Favorite Music: I’ll listen to anything
Favorite Song: Couldn't pick just one.
Favorite Quote(s): “Success doesn’t keep normal office hours.”
Favorite Food: I haven't met a type of food I didn't like.
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Travel Destination: Anywhere with a beach
Pets: None, but one day I will have a dog named ‘Hutch’.
Children: Not yet, but someday.
Hidden Talents: Coaching
Favorite Sports Teams: Texans, Astros, Rockets
Favorite Moment in Broadcasting: Covering the San Antonio Spurs 2014 NBA Championship
Why you decided to work in TV: When I was 9 years old, my family took me to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Mario Gomez, a weatherman at KHOU-TV (still works there) was doing his weather report live. He asked me to help him do the seven day forecast, and from that moment on, I wanted to be on TV.
Where else you have worked: Monroe, Louisiana and San Antonio, Texas.
First Story Reported: ENMU Basketball
Your First Job: I was secretary at Safe-Way Driving School when I was 15.
What People Would Never Guess About You: You name it, I can cook it.
What you love about living in Arizona: The people and the weather.
Your Biggest Pet Peeve: Laziness
Your Prized Possession: My family and friends.
What I'm Passionate About: Making each day great and people.Love talking to anyone and everyone.
Dream Vacation: Somewhere without my cell phone.
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