What Happened To Fox 8 News Anchor Kristi Capel? Find Out About Her Marriage And Pregnancy

By Zera
Kristi Capel is the co-anchor of the #1 show in Cleveland “Fox 8 News in the Morning”.
Fox8 anchor Kristi Capel with husband Han Capel
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Kristi Capel is a veteran Journalist, TV personality, and news telecaster. As of 2022, Kristi is working as a Morning News Anchor at WJW Fox 8 News Nexstar alongside co-anchors Stefani Schaefer and Wayne Dawson. Kristi also won an Emmy award for “Friday Night Touchdown”

Kristi capel Wiki, Age, Education

Born on the 7th of July 1983 in Florence, Kentucky, the United States of  America, Kristi capel's age is 39 years old. Her star sign is Cancer. She was born Kristi Marie Capel. Her ethnicity is mixed and she holds American nationality. Not much information is available on her parents and siblings. She grew up in Kentucky and later shifted to Missouri.


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Capel graduated from Heritage Academy in 2001. After graduation, Kristi applied to Evangel University,  a religious school affiliated with the Assemblies of God. She won a volleyball scholarship there and enrolled to get her Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcasting and Public Relations. In 2005, Kristi graduated with her degree.

In 2004, Kristi was placed in the top fifteen of the Miss Kentucky USA. A year later in late 2005, Kristi took part in the Miss Missouri USA pageant and won the crown. In 2006, Capel even represented Missouri in the Miss USA 2006 pageant that was held in Baltimore, Maryland.


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Fox 8 Kristi capel Career

Kristi capel has been working as a Morning News Anchor for WJW-Fox 8 since January 2011. She replaced Tracy McCool who transferred to anchor Fox 8 News at 5 PM. Kristi has been associated with Fox for exactly 11 years now.

On February 23, 2015, Capel created controversy by using the ethnic slur  "jigaboo" concerning Lady Gaga's performance at the 87th Academy Awards. After massive outrage online, Capel apologized for her ignorance.


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Before working at Fox, Kristi has worked as an anchor in other TV stations as well. In Jan 2005, Kristi joined  KSPR-TV as a full-time Weather Anchor/News Anchor in Springfield, Missouri. After 3 years of working there, Kristi left in 2008. She subsequently joined WBRE-TV/WYOU-TV as Morning Show Weather Anchor in Dec 2008 and stayed there for 3 years.

From January 2012 to  March 2014, Kristi worked full-time at WJW-TV as the “New Day Cleveland” host.

Kristi Capel Marriage, Husband, Kids

Fox 8 anchor Kristi Capel's husband's name is Hal Capel. On July 14, 2007, the couple tied the knot in a private ceremony attended by their family and friends at the church. Hal Capel is reported to be an insurance broker by profession. As of 2022, the duo has been married for nearly fifteen years.

Fox 8 news anchor Kristi Capel with husband Han Capel

Throughout their marriage, Kristi Capel has been pregnant three times. She has three children together with her husband Han Capel; two daughters, and one son. Their eldest daughter's name is Kyndal Edward who was born on September 1, 2013. 3 years later, Kristi and Hal welcomed their second son Duke on August 8, 2016. In 2020, the Capels welcomed their third child Kapri in December. 

Fox 8 Kristi Capel Pregnant?

Rumors started circulating about Kristi's pregnancy when the news anchor didn't appear on Fox 8 for a few days. However, no such news has been confirmed by Kristi or her family yet. There has been no indication in any of her social media posts that she's expecting a baby with Han Capel. 

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What Happened To Kristi Capel?

After Kristi Capel didn't appear in the Fox8 show for a couple of weeks, her fans and viewers were left concerned about her health and well-being. After speculations about her fitness as well as rumors surrounding her pregnancy, it's finally been cleared what Kristi has been up to. According to sources, Kristi took some time off to spend the holidays with her family.

Kristi Capel House

For privacy reasons, Kristi hasn't shared the location of her house. But we're sure the news anchor lives in a fabulous house with her family.

Net Worth

Kristi Capel's one worth is estimated to be around $1M. As the morning anchor for Fox 8 News, she earns an annual salary of $54,300. All of Kristi's income comes from her profession as a journalist. Her successful career in the field has led her to earn such an amount.