Heather Kretzer is a life-long resident of the beautiful Florida Panhandle. She was born in Blountstown and grew up in Wewahitchka graduating from Wewahitchka High School.
Heather earned an associate's degree in Pre-Advertising/Public Relations from Gulf Coast Community College. Afterwards she transferred to the main campus of the Florida State University in Tallahassee for one year. Heather spent her senior year at the Panama City campus where she received her bachelor's degree in Communications.
Heather's career at News 13 started in 1999 before she graduated from college. During her tenure at News 13, she has worked in sales, community affairs and news. Once she moved to the news department she discovered her passion for journalism. Before being promoted to news director in January 2009, she was a news producer and an assignment editor. In her role as news director, Heather is also responsible for several aspects of www.wmbb.com.
Outside of work, Heather is involved in the community. She is serves as a member of the Junior League of Panama City as the race director for their 5K series which includes the Reindeer Race in December and the Rabbit Race the Saturday before Easter. Heather is a member of the Bay County Chamber of Commerce Public Relations Committee. She also volunteers with the March of Dimes.
In her spare time, Heather enjoys running for fun as well as competing in races. In the summer she spends time hanging out at the beach and pool. In the fall her favorite activity is going to watch the Florida State Seminoles football team.
Heather and her husband Jayson have been married for more than 10 years. In January 2012 they had their first child, Jayce. They live in Lynn Haven along with their four furry children, three cats and a Yorkshire Terrier named Taz.
Most of News 13's story ideas come from people like you within the community. That's why Heather would like to hear what you think is important and should be covered by the News 13 team. You can reach her through email or you can call the News 13 newsroom hotline at 850-763-6000.