Cynthia Williams is a veteran reporter known for her exclusive interviews and compelling stories about people.
In her time at WSMV, she's done it all, from anchoring and reporting to producing and reporting series pieces for Sweeps.
Cynthia has appeared on national programs such as Dateline NBC and Snapped on Oxygen for her coverage of the Kelley Cannon murder trial in 2010. She appeared on Dr. Drew on Headline News in 2011 for her coverage of Lindsey Lowe, the 25-year-old Hendersonville woman accused of killing her newborn twins in September 2011.
Cynthia is also the author of a series of four children's books. The books focus on a fictional inner-city neighborhood. The main character is Enid, a young, adventurous girl who triumphs by using her leadership skills to improve her troubled community.
The Mobile, AL, native got her start in television news by answering an ad for a summer part-time job opportunity at WKRG in her hometown.
"It was the summer I graduated from high school and I really needed the money to help with college expenses in the fall," she said.
The job opened the door for many other part-time opportunities around the station. By the time she graduated from the University of South Alabama with a degree in English/Writing, Cynthia had worked as a receptionist, public affairs assistant, FM radio researcher, news photographer and finally a full-time general assignment reporter at the station.
"Man plans and God laughs. I had no aspirations for working in television news," she said.
Cynthia is very involved in the Middle Tennessee community and her church, Bethel World Outreach Center. She recently emceed the 20th anniversary of "Mercy Ministries," a Bible-based residential facility for girls who are struggling with life-controlling issues. Australian singer, songwriter and worship leader, Darlene Zschech, is among the people who support the ministry. She also performed and ministered during Nancy Alcorn's anniversary event.
Cynthia's hero is her mother. "Miss Hattie," as she's known by the Channel 4 newsroom, does occasional phone interviews from Mobile when hurricanes are approaching the Gulf Coast.
Among Cynthia's cherished photos is the one above of Johnny and June Carter Cash taken at the Nashville Airport as Cynthia was heading home one Easter. "They were the kindest people," she said. "Legendary and loving."
Cynthia resides in Nashville and enjoys spending time with her cherished friends and pet cockatiel, Sunni.
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