Destiny Chance is a weekend anchor and reporter for FOX 7 Austin. She joined the team February 2018.
Before moving to Texas, Destiny was a morning anchor at the FOX affiliate in Augusta, Georgia. She helped successfully launch the first newscast produced there. Destiny broke the story of a young woman who was one of the first to receive an artificial pancreas that was approved by the FDA in only 90 days. Destiny also launched a live health segment called, "Health News Now". Destiny was voted "Best Female News Anchor" by the readers of Augusta Magazine in 2017.
Before moving to Georgia, Destiny launched the morning traffic segment called "Traffic WACH", anchored and reported in the capital city of South Carolina at the FOX affiliate there. She won an RTDNAC award for "best light feature" in 2015, and has covered some of the biggest stories in the state including Emmanuel 9 in Charleston, the removal of the Confederate Flag, and SC’s historic flooding in 2015.
An SEC girl at heart, Destiny was born and raised in South Carolina, and attended the University of South Carolina, home of the Carolina Gamecocks. She's a proud double legacy of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, and served as chapter president at USC. Destiny was one of 150 students chosen from her graduating class for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
As a child, Destiny went to 5 different elementary schools. Each time she moved, she joined the newspaper staff, or was a correspondent for the morning announcements. She says she values being the go-to person when people need answers. From an early age she knew being in news would give her a platform where not only people can contact her for help, but where she can reach others as well. Destiny says it's rewarding that her career enables her to do that.
Destiny loves spending time with her husband and Cockapoo Ivy Belle in Austin. Connect with her on social media, and don't hesitate to reach out if you have a good story idea!