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Claire Metz
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wile and crazy in the water... sharks chasing bait fish, schools of mullet, in shallow water... so beach safety has to warn swimmers!
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Deputies: Man beat, choked, trapped girlfriend in condo for days.....
This is in trial this week. Would love a follow up story and hope to see justice here. Too many people being lost in domestic violence lately!
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A kitten born in the wild in Daytona Beach has a new home with a family in Flagler County, and the little guy went to great lengths to find his adoptive family.
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I hope Claire Metz stays with WESH news forever I really like and respect her.She is now like a close friend
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I'm the Volusia County reporter at WESH 2 News.

Everyone in Volusia and Flagler Counties knows WESH 2 News reporter Claire Metz. As the bureau chief, she covers Local Live Late Breaking news in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Claire has been with WESH 2 News as a reporter and anchor since 1984.

Claire was born in Chicago and graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans with a degree in communications. While she’s an accomplished journalist today, her original goal was to become a lawyer. She was accepted into law school in Chicago, but instead moved to Florida to be with her fiancé. Her hope was to attend law school here, but—at the time—there was no law school close to home in Volusia County. So, she got a behind-the-scenes job at WESH 2 before a competing station offered her a reporting position. She was at that station for a year and a half before WESH 2 lured her back with a reporting position of its own.

That was almost 30 years ago. The rest, as they say, is history. Since her tenure, Claire has covered a wide variety of stories—from Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans to serial killer Aileen Wournos’ execution to wildfires and hurricanes. The stories she remembers most are the ones that sparked change in our community. She also loves the variety her job offers.

"I love the fact that the job is different from day to day. The news changes daily, so it's always something different. Then making the news important to each and every person is the real challenge," Claire said.

Claire has earned numerous awards for her hard work, including an Emmy award for her coverage of a family who survived in rough seas on Christmas Eve, and numerous Florida Press Club awards.

She and her husband, Pete, continue to call Volusia County home. They have three sons and one daughter.

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