Hayley Mason joined the CBS46 News team as a reporter in June of 2018. She is excited to be reporting in her hometown covering important community-based news, courts, and politics.
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 topics that gained national attention, from community stories to local government to political coverage at Tennessee legislature, where she worked as a capitol reporter. She reported live on television and digital platforms for several notable court cases, including the more than four-years-long Vanderbilt Rape Trial and The Erin Andrews Peeping Tom Trial bringing viewers breaking developments in cases that led to policy changes nationwide. Hayley also made guest appearances as a political panelist on MSNBC.
Before moving to Music City, Hayley worked in Virginia and Maryland reporting and anchoring for the local NBC television affiliate.
While in Virginia, Hayley helped launch the station's Northern Virginia bureau. As a bureau reporter, she broke major hard news stories and covered ground-breaking criminal cases and investigations. She also committed to producing and presenting compelling long-form community advocacy pieces covering Northern Virginia and parts of West Virginia, while staying active in her church choir and community service initiatives.
Hayley is a four-time Emmy Award and an Associated Press award-winning journalist who thrives in a fast-paced environment. She has received two Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards and a GABBY Award for Political Coverage from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters.
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 people from all backgrounds.
Hayley is an honors graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. She also earned an academic minor in Jazz Vocal Performance from the Howard University Division of Fine Arts. As a college student, Hayley worked as a newsroom intern for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and Lester Holt in New York City after being selected through a competitive nationwide process.
In addition, she completed an internship for MSNBC in Washington, D.C., where she produced live shots on Capitol Hill with U.S. Senators and Congressmen. She later interned and went on to work for FOX News Channel in Washington, D.C. before starting a career in local news.
Dedicated to community leadership, Hayley served multiple years as President of the Nashville Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists, an organization in which she has been executive board member since college. She is a member The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.