Brookley Cromer is a reporter for FOX Carolina. She appears on The Ten O’Clock News and FOX Carolina News Tonight.
An Upstate native, Brookley Cromer is from Easley. She studied political science at Clemson University and graduated from USC Upstate with a degree in mass media communications. While in college, she interned at ETV as a student media producer. Her love of news was immediately apparent as she worked 40 hours a week during the internship instead of the recommended 10 hours per week. Her experience in shooting, editing, writing, producing and being on camera have helped her learn the ins and outs of being a multimedia journalist.
On the weekends: I love spending time with friends, family and my fiance. I also love to relax, travel, try new restaurants and be outdoors--whether it's riding my bike, hiking, or going to the mountains for the day.
My favorite movie: I love Notting Hill, The Notebook and watching documentaries.
My favorite kind of music: Acoustic, blues and indie rock
Favorite food: Salad, steak, Chipotle burrito bowls and yogurt from TCBY.
Hidden talents: Cooking! I taught myself to gourmet cook by watching cooking shows.
Hobbies: Interior decorating, traveling, upcycling furniture, running and hiking.
Most memorable story: There are so many memorable moments during my time at FOX Carolina. I started my news career at a time that is quite possibly one of the most memorable and historical years in South Carolina's history--from interviewing presidential candidates, to covering stories about the Clemson Tigers going to the National Championship, and being there during floods that impacted the entire state in October 2015.
But, of all these memories, there's one that stands out the most. It was June 18, 2015, the day after the Charleston church shooting. After getting a tip that Dylann Roof had been caught in North Carolina, I immediately jumped in the car and drove to the jail where he was being held. As he was walking out, I inched my way to the front of the commotion and just as I did, I was no more than foot away from an accused mass murderer. I looked into his eyes and couldn't believe I was that close to someone accused of doing something so horrible.
That day made me realize I couldn't imagine being in any other career. In news you get to the see the best, and the worst, and all sides of humanity--and I get to tell those stories to you.