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
  • 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 […]

  • Les Schwab employees give back to the community

    A local company with a long history of helping others continued that tradition in White Center this week. Volunteers from Les Schwab Tire Centers stepped up to help homeless women and children.  They spent the day at Mary’s Place, a non-profit that operates shelters and helps families get back on their feet. Workers sorted through donated clothing and helped them find resources for child care, employment, and permanent housing. “Mary’s Place is definitely a great place to volunteer.  They help […]

  • Give Thanks, Give Life month raises awareness for organ donation

    November celebrates “Give Thanks, Give Life Month” nationally, and is a time to raise awareness about the need for organ donation. In the Pacific Northwest region alone, more than 3,200  people are hoping for a second chance at life. Q13 recently spoke with Sarah Perez, an Orting mom who received a life-saving lung transplant in March.  Perez’s lungs were damaged due to cystic fibrosis, and she had been on the waiting list more than two years. Perez spoke with us in […]

  • Applications open for holiday assistance from the Salvation Army

    The Salvation Army is ramping up its efforts to make sure everyone has a special holiday season. Applications are already open for families in King County to register for holiday assistance. The Salvation Army will be collecting new toys throughout November and December at various local toy drives.  They’ll then set up toy shops across King County where parents can select the toys they want their kids to open on Christmas. Parents also get a food box or gift car […]

  • Seattle researchers working on a HIV vaccine

    There is currently no vaccine for HIV, but scientists in the Seattle area are hard at work trying to develop one. Pre-clinical trials are showing promising results according to scientists at the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Seattle. Scientists say developing a HIV vaccine is a difficult task, but the good news is King County is a major player in vaccine research.  It’s the third largest urban area to reach the World Health Organization’s goal of what’s called 90-90-90 […]