Troy Hayden is as comfortable in the field taking viewers to the depths of Lake Mead in search of submerged ruins as he is behind the anchor desk delivering the evening news.
He joined KSAZ Fox 10 in 1994. He served as weeknight 10pm anchor for nearly 20 years before making the move to morning in August 2016.
Troy routinely gets out from behind the desk to deliver compelling news stories which have garnered him multiple Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards to go along with his accolades for anchoring. Along with his Emmys, he has been named “Anchor of the Year” by the Associated Press, “Best 10pm Anchor” by Phoenix Magazine, “Best Live Reporter” by the Phoenix New Times, and was given the “Media Excellence” award by the Phoenix Fire Department.
In May 2013, Troy gained national recognition when he conducted an exclusive interview with murderer Jodi Arias minutes after her conviction.
Work with the Phoenix Fire Department has taken him with firefighters into 1,100-degree fires. He is certified as an advanced scuba diver, and conducts operations with underwater and swift water search and rescue teams, including taking the point position on a body recovery with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Dive Team. He went more than 100 feet underground to explore the deepest drug tunnel ever found by US Border Patrol.
Troy has reported live from the Democratic National Convention, the launch of the space shuttle Discovery, the World Series, and four Super Bowls.
A graduate of Sacramento State University, he started his media career as a sports writer for the Sacramento Bee. He then moved to television in Sacramento and also worked in the Eureka and Reno markets.
Troy is married to former news anchor and reporter Stephanie Angelo Hayden. Outside of work Troy enjoys spending time with Stephanie and their two daughters Lexi and Ashley.
Troy was inducted into the Silver Circle Society in 2017.