Cynthia McLaughlin is thrilled to be moving back to the Sunshine State to anchor weekday evening newscasts at SNN. Texas is “home” for Cynthia, but after a few years living in Boca Raton as a child, she has always wanted to move back to Florida someday. She’s so excited that the time has finally come!


Cynthia graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX with a dual major in Journalism and Fashion Media, and a minor in Business. Her younger brother now plays football at her alma mater, so you can catch her cheering on the ponies most Saturdays in the fall. Within a month of graduating, Cynthia started her journalism career in Bismarck, North Dakota, and yes it was very cold. There she was the education reporter and weekend news anchor. As you can imagine she covered quite a few blizzards, but her favorite story from her time in the Midwest was about a two-legged cattle dog with a special wheelchair. That story was shared hundreds of thousands of times online and aired on TV stations across the country. Now it is being published as a children’s book. 

Cynthia has spent the past few years as the morning news anchor in Tyler, TX. It’s been a privilege being the voice East Texans wake up to, but she is ready for her beauty sleep. Cynthia is looking forward to sharing your stories on the Suncoast and soaking up the famous Florida sunshine once again. If you see her out at the beach or walking her rescue dog, an 8-year-old Maltese named JJ, please say hello! You can also find her on Twitter @CynthiaSNN and Facebook at @CynthiaSNNtv