Heidi Hayes and Ted Pretty who live and work in the Henderson community have been stalwart citizens and community activists. Known for their on-air talents as the morning news personalities for KVVU FOX-5, Hayes and Pretty have been excellent ambassadors of goodwill, taking their community involvement beyond the visibility of the cameras by becoming personally involved in philanthropic movements throughout Southern Nevada. Pretty is currently the Meteorologist and has been voted “Best Weatherman” five years in a row. Hayes recently left the station after spending close to fifteen years in the news room and on-air, she was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame in August of this year.
The couple continuously give of their time, resources and finances to many organizations and special interest projects including the March of Dimes, Salvation Army, Opportunity Village, Ronald McDonald House Charities, NSPCA, Nevada Cancer Institute, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Habitat for Humanity and Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, Annual USA Magazine- Make A Difference Day Food Drive benefitting the Salvation Army Food Bank, Henderson's St. Patrick's Day Parade, Boulder City's Damboree 4th of July Celebration and others.
In additional, Hayes visits local schools to speak and read to kids of all ages. She assisted in launching a broadcast program at Keith and Karen Hayes Elementary School (named after her parents), helping the students learn how to interview, write and produce a simple school themed newscast.
And, Pretty is on the Board of Directors for the Southern Nevada Chapter of the March of Dimes.
Whenever possible the couple involves their children in the activities illustrating that philanthropy and community service can be a “family” effort as well as instilling charitable works for generations to come.
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