I was born and raised in Iowa and have a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communication from the University of Iowa. I started my journalism career as a producer in Iowa before I moved to Las Vegas. I spent eight years in Sin City, working for the local FOX and NPR affiliates.

In October 2012, I traded the hot dry weather in southern Nevada for the cool damp weather of the Pacific Northwest when I moved to Seattle and started at Q13 FOX News. I’m an avid hiker, biker and trail runner and since moving to PNW, I’ve become a mountain climber as well.

Please feel free to email me any story ideas at ckresser@kcpq.com.

Recent Articles
  • Seattle leaders focusing on international tourism

    Leaders from the tourism industry gathered in Seattle this week to kick-off a five-year plan to cultivate international tourism to the region. Visit Seattle hosted the Global Tourism Summit on Tuesday, bringing together local business partners and community leaders to learn about the latest tourism trends and research. Leaders also got tips on how to best market our region abroad and to engage visitors once they arrive. National tourism leaders say Seattle has a lot of potential as a tourist […]

  • Federal Way father in custody for shooting son

    A 47-year-old Federal Way man is in custody after police say he shot his 27-year-old son during a domestic dispute.

  • Lyft offering ride credit to local charities

    SEATTLE – Lyft isn’t just helping you get around town, it’s also helping local charities get where they need to go. Lyft has announced the Seattle Community Grants program, which awards one non-profit a month with $1,000 in Lyft ride credit to help ease transportation challenges and costs for charities. The $1,000 ride credit is awarded each month starting in February 2018 and recipients are selected through a competitive application process. Any 501(c)3 organization that operates in the Seattle metro […]

  • Local kids participate in the Great Kindness Challenge

    Local students are discovering lots of ways to spread kindness around their schools this week. Echo Lake Elementary School in Shoreline is just one of a number of local schools taking part in “The Great Kindness Challenge,” a week-long event aimed at empowering students to create a culture of kindness. The school kicked things off with an all-school assembly on Monday.  Several University of Washington athletes spoke at the assembly, talking about the power of kindness. Teachers say it’s one […]

  • New wireless broadband network coming to Washington

    Washington’s first responders will soon have an easier time communicating with each other during emergencies and natural disasters. Governor Jay Inslee on Wednesday announced Washington will join the First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet. The federal agency and AT&T will build a wireless broadband network specifically for the state’s public safety community, to assist first responders in being able to talk with each other when cell towers are overwhelmed. The network would give preference to first responder calls, ensuring that […]

  • Chefs prepare 50,000+ holiday meals for region’s homeless

    The Union Gospel Mission serves more than 53,000 meals during the holiday season. And behind all that food, are a group of chefs who donate their time to prepare and cook for the region’s homeless population. One of those chefs is Eugene Kosch, who served Christmas brunch to the women at the Union Gospel Mission’s Hope Place in South Seattle. Kosch was homeless at one point, and he says the mission helped him get back on his feet, so he’s […]

  • National Weather Service warns of possible black ice, hazardous driving conditions

    SEATTLE — The snow fell across much of the Puget Sound region for more than 15 hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. And while the flurries have tapered off, all that white stuff left behind could cause serious problems for drivers coming home from holiday celebrations. The National Weather Service is warning that much of that snow will melt Monday afternoon, and then could refreeze Monday night into Tuesday morning as temperatures fall into the mid-20s. Areas of freezing […]

  • “Mr. Socks” helping the less fortunate this holiday season

    Socks may seem like a boring holiday gift to most of us, but they make a big difference to people who can’t afford to buy a pair. “Mr. Socks”, aka Michael Taylor, is making it his mission to donate 5,000 pairs of socks this year.  He began gathering donations in 2004. Earlier this week Mr. Socks spent the day dropping off donated socks to local charities. He carries socks in his car and says he’s often handed them out to […]

  • Union Gospel Mission offering homeless residents Christmas Wishes

    The holidays aren’t always so happy for people who have to spend Christmas alone. Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission is working to show those people that they do matter.  The organization is holding a Christmas Wish program for the region’s homeless population. An outreach team is going around to local encampments to ask people what they want for Christmas. Some items include tents, sleeping bags, and Seahawks gear. Those requests are then posted on the Mission’s website with a link to […]

  • Microsoft opens data center pilot project run on fuel cells

    Computer data centers that  store things like email and other critical information could one day be run on fuel cell technology.  The goal – to reduce the dependency on the electrical grid. Microsoft recently unveiled a data center prototype that is completely run on gas from fuel cells.  The pilot project is called the Advanced Energy Lab. About 20 computers that could potentially store information like pictures, emails, or music, depend on the fuel cells to power them. At a […]