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Kristi is excited to be at Fox 8! She co-anchors with Wayne Dawson and Stefani Schaefer on 'Fox 8 News In the Morning.'

Kristi grew up in Northern Kentucky, graduating from Heritage Academy; but, she does have some roots here in Cleveland. Her father grew up in Bedford and graduated from Bedford High School. Kristi's grandparents owned a store in Bedford called, 'Capel's Country Corner,' which some of you may remember.

While in college, she had a great opportunity to intern in Cincinnati, Ohio, at WCPO. In her senior year, she landed a second internship at KSPR News in Springfield, Missouri, where she began her first job as a reporter. After a few short months of covering fires, accidents, and local events, they were in need of a weekend weather anchor, so she jumped in the driver's seat and began her weather career. From there, she continued in Northeast and Central PA as the morning and midday Meteorologist.

In 2001, Kristi moved to Missouri on a volleyball scholarship to attend Evangel University, earning a degree in Broadcasting & Communications along with Public Relations. After graduating from college, she won the title of 'Miss Missouri USA 2006,' and had a wonderful opportunity to represent Missouri at the '2006 Miss USA Pageant.'

Spring of 2007 was filled with months of training for Cincinnati's 'Flying Pig Marathon.' A distance of 26.2 miles was quite an accomplishment, and maybe with a little free time down the road she'll put her running shoes back on. Kristi was awarded "The Times Leader's 40 Under Forty," for successful individuals who have excelled in their professions and communities in Northeast & Central PA.

Kristi loves getting involved in the community whenever she gets the chance. She's been a part of 'Go Red For Women,' 'Children's Miracle Network,' and the 'American Diabetes Association.'

Being a part of the community in Northeast Ohio is such an honor, and she is looking forward to experiencing all that Cleveland has to offer. When she's not at work, she enjoys spending her free time with family, soaking up the sun in the summer, reading, studying weather, working out, running 5k's, snow skiing and watching football with her husband.

Recent Articles
  • Expert: Why babies fight zz’s and how parents can prevent sleepless nights

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — It’s a struggle many new parents deal with: how to get your baby to sleep through the night. The whole time the baby is up, you’re up, too. And that can disrupt the entire family. Fox 8’s Kristi Capel is a new mom herself, and got some great advice from a sleep expert. Click the video player above for more. **For our Sleep Week 2015 page with all of the week’s stories and interviews, click here**

  • Never say never: Local couple shares incredibly rare baby news

    CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — It’s a hope for many young women: to grow up and become a mother. That hope, however, changed for Nikki Myers at a young age. “I was very upset about it; it was something I didn’t openly express. I probably didn’t even tell my best friend at the time until we were 13 or 14,”  Nikki Myers, 26, said. At the age of 10, Nikki was diagnosed with leukemia. After treatment at Akron Children’s Hospital, she […]

  • Disease where opening the freezer, listening to music can be painful

    Imagine excruciating pain caused by opening the freezer or even by the music you listen to. Imagine a world where you fear walking outside. The disease, known as TN, can be life-changing. In the video above, FOX 8 News anchor Kristi Capel introduces you to a Northeast Ohio woman living in fear of her next attack. Click here for more on the support group for Trigeminal Neuralgia.

  • Recipe: Kristi Capel’s Spinach Manicotti

    We're sharing our favorite recipes! Here's one from Kristi Capel's mom.

  • Wayne showers Kristi with birthday gag gifts

    CLEVELAND — We celebrated another birthday on Fox 8 News in the Morning Monday! Kristi Capel turned another year older, making her “19” (according to her polite co-anchors!). The Cheesecake Factory in Crocker Park brought Kristi one of her favorites — chicken enchiladas for breakfast! Wayne had a few things up his sleeve as well. Kristi opened a bag of gag gifts, including morning show snacks and hair supplies! Watch her reaction in the video above.  

  • St. Jude Dream Home: Carson’s Story

    Our St.Jude Dream Home campaign has been a huge success and we are all set to give away the home this Thursday, June 20. The home, built by Buckingham Homes, has been a labor of love for the many generous contractors who gave their time and materials to bring it to life for a good cause. FOX 8 is a proud sponsor of the dream home giveaway. The winners of 18 other great prizes will also be announced Thursday. Watch […]

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    Kristi’s Baby Blog

    Hey guys, 26 weeks down with a “few” more to go. It feels as though time has gone so fast during my pregnancy and then when I stop and think about it, I realize I have four long, hot summer months to go! I was blessed during the first trimester though to not have morning sickness.  I can’t imagine dealing with that on my 2am shift or Wayne Dawson having to deal with me puking in the trash can every […]

  • Pancreatic Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

    A novel pancreatic cancer vaccine is showing promise and improving survival time with the deadly disease. Fox 8’s Kristi Capel talks to a man who gave it a shot.

  • Wife: Lung Cancer Clinical Trial Enriched Life

    Although he died shortly after his lung cancer diagnosis, a woman says her husband’s experience with a UH clinical trial enriched his life. Fox 8’s Kristi Capel has more in the video report above.

  • Kristi Capel’s Hometown Hero

      This Hometown Hero is reaching out to the community one stitch at a time. Our own Kristi Capel explains how a pillowcase helped this woman find her passion for helping others.  

  • Kristi Capel Graces The Cover of Cleveland Magazine

    From helping you start your day on ‘Fox 8 News in The Morning’ to being seen at area newsstands. Fox 8’s own Kristi Capel is gracing the cover of this month’s issue of ‘Cleveland Magazine.’ Learn more about Kristi here The magazine highlighted Kristi’s first trip to the West-Side Market on Lorain and West 25th Street in Cleveland. This month’s edition focuses on getting out to explore the city.

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    Kristi Capel’s Fascinating Facts

                                             Fascinating Facts: Kristi Capel 1. Played college volleyball at Evangel University in Springfield, MO 2. Ran the “Flying Pig Marathon” in Cincinnati, OH 3. Miss Missouri USA 2006 4. My little brother Jackson plays professional basketball in Germany/my older brother works with the men’s basketball team as FSU(very athletic family). 5. LOVE spicy food! 6. Meteorology degree 7. My husband Hal played arena football for the Arkansas Twisters 8. My parents both worked at my school growing up.  My […]