Hayley Mason joined the CBS46 News team as a general assignment reporter in June of 2018. She is excited to be reporting in her hometown.
Prior to returning to Atlanta, Hayley spent more than four years as a reporter and fill-in anchor in Nashville at Channel 4 News (WSMV-TV), the NBC News affiliate.
In Nashville, Hayley broke several major stories and covered various topics that gained national attention. She frequently reported live on television and online for several notable court trials, including the more than four-years-long Vanderbilt Rape Trial and The Erin Andrews Peeping Tom Trial.
Before moving to the Music City, Hayley worked in Virginia and Maryland reporting and anchoring for the local NBC television affiliate.
While in Virginia, Hayley broke major news stories and covered ground-breaking criminal cases and investigations.
Hayley is a two-time Emmy award-winner and an Associated Press award-winning journalist who thrives in a fast-paced environment.
She most enjoys uncovering news stories that affect change in communities that need it most. She is an advocate at heart and strives to give a voice to the voiceless, shedding light on the humanity of all people from all backgrounds.
Hayley is a graduate of Howard University where she earned a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism, with honors. She earned a minor in jazz voice.
As a college student, Hayley was selected as a news intern with NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and Lester Holt in New York City.
In addition, she completed internships for MSNBC in Washington, DC, where she produced live shots on Capitol Hill with U.S. Senators and Congressmen. She also interned and went on to work for FOX News Channel in Washington, DC before starting a career in local news.
Hayley most recently served as President of the Nashville Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists. She is a member The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.