Heidi Hatch Anchors 2 News at 9 p.m. on KJZZ and works as an investigative and special projects reporter for 2News at 10 p.m. You can also catch her filling in anchoring on 2News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.
Heidi joined 2News in 2011 as an anchor and reporter, immediately jumping into the 2012 presidential election coverage. On election night, Heidi brought 2News viewers live coverage from inside Mitt Romney's headquarters in Boston. In 2016, she followed the historical primary elections to Cleveland and Philadelphia, where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were named their respective parties nominees at each party's convention.
Heidi is a Utah native and happy to be back home after five years in Orlando, where she anchored a 5-hour morning show at FOX35. Heidi anchored live, round the clock coverage of tropical storms and tornadoes, and her final days on air in Florida were marked by NASA's last shuttle launches and the case against Casey Anthony, watched by millions live on air and online.
Heidi also previously anchored Good Morning Utah at ABC 4, earning a name for herself as the lead investigative reporter in the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping. Her live reporting the day Smart was found was nominated for an Emmy.
Heidi also contributed work as a guest on the O'Reilly Factor, Larry King Live, Good Morning America and the Nancy Grace show. Heidi has also covered the 2002 Winter Olympics, the search for Lori Hacking, and she returned to The Pentagon on the first anniversary of 9/11 with the family of a Utah victim.
Heidi's first job in the news business after graduating from Southern Utah University, was in Missoula, Montana, at CBS-affiliate KPAX, where she anchored the No. 1 rated newscast at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Heidi has worked closely with the March of Dimes as a spokesperson and honorary chair for the annual March for Babies since the birth of her son, who arrived nearly three months early in 2005.
Heidi and her husband, Derek, have two children and a third "hairy baby," a shih tzu.
If the Hatch family ever disappears for a week in the middle of winter, it's safe to assume they're in Florida getting a quick dose of sunshine while searching for seashells on Sanibel Island. At home in Utah, they love skiing the world-famous snow.