Christal Hayes


Christal Hayes is a breaking news reporter for the Orlando Sentinel. She was the first reporter for the Sentinel at three of the city's biggest stories in decades-- all of which happened in a week span. She reported on the Pulse nightclub shooting, the fatal shooting of "The Voice" singer Christina Grimmie and the toddler who was killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World. Christal graduated from the University of Central Florida and was part of a staff that was a finalist for two awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.