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
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    Corrections deputy injured following assault by inmate

    Everett, WA – A Snohomish County Corrections deputy was injured today after being assaulted by an inmate at the Snohomish County Jail. Around 4:30 a.m., the inmate was out of his cell and assaulted the 53-year old deputy.  The assault occurred in the psych unit of the jail, which houses between 10-17 inmates and is supervised by one deputy. Additional corrections deputies arrived st the unit within minutes and were able to subdue the 26-year old inmate, who was in […]

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    Ballard house lights up for Christmas

    The holidays are definitely here when the Christmas House in Ballard is all lit up.

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    Police: 16-year-old carjacker flees police, hits another car head-on, killing himself and other driver

    SEATTLE — Seattle police say two people were killed in a crash Thursday morning after a chase that began when officers tried to pull over a carjacked vehicle. Police say they were attempting to pull over a stolen Honda Accord around 2 a.m. when it got in an accident with another car at the intersection of Highland Park Way SW and W. Marginal Way SW. The 16-year-old male driver of the stolen vehicle led pursuing officers through West Seattle to Highland Park Drive […]

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    I-90 back open after carjacking ends with crash in tunnel, police say

    SEATTLE — The mainline lanes of eastbound Interstate 90 were closed for several hours Tuesday morning while police investigated a carjacking and collision that ended on Mercer Island. Around 4:10 a.m., a family was loading their vehicle in the 500 block of Lakeside Avenue South when a suspect approached them, indicated he had a gun, and stole the family’s car. An officer noticed the car a short time later and initiated a pursuit.  The suspect vehicle eventually got onto the eastbound lanes of […]

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    State wants extension to comply with mental health order

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state says it needs more time to comply with a federal judge’s order requiring officials to quickly provide mentally ill defendants with competency evaluations and treatment. In April, U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman said the state was violating the constitutional rights of mentally ill defendants and gave officials until Jan. 2, 2016 to start providing competency evaluations and restoration treatment within seven days of a judge’s order. But on Thursday the Department of Social and […]

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    Two boats go up in flames at a Seattle marina

    SEATTLE – Seattle firefighters spent nearly an hour fighting a fire that broke out at a marina on Harbor Island. The fire broke out in a boat around 8:30 p.m. and quickly spread to a second boat. Firefighters are saying both boats are a complete loss. There isn’t any word yet on the cause of the fire, or if anyone was injured. Stay with Q13 FOX as we follow this story.

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    Downtown Transit Tunnel to close Saturday morning

    SEATTLE – Commuters looking for buses and trains that normally run through the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel will need to look above ground Saturday morning. The tunnel will be closed to trains and buses for about six hours Saturday morning, while officials conduct operational tests for the planned 2016 opening of the University Link light rail expansion. The tests will run from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Northbound Link light rail service will stop at the SODO station. To connect […]

  • Cruise ship towed back to Seattle after fire onboard

    SEATTLE — A Holland America cruise ship has returned to port after a fire broke out on board. Coast Guard officials say they received a call around 5 p.m. Saturday that the cruise ship Westerdam had experienced a fire in a boiler room. Crew members were able to extinguish the fire, but it did flare up again, and they had to put it out a second time. There were no reported injuries to any crew members or passengers. A commercial […]

  • How bike friendly is Washington?

    OLYMPIA – For the seventh year in a row, the state of Washington takes the top spot when it comes to being bicycle-friendly. The League of American Bicyclists has once again named the Evergreen State as the most ‘bikeable’ state in the country. The rankings are based on a variety of factors, including legislation, police, infrastructure, funding and education. “We’re pleased and proud that Washington has remained the number one bicycle-friendly state,” said Barb Chamberlain, Washington Bikes executive director. “The […]

  • Ready to pay more for ferry trips?

    SEATTLE – Those who use the Washington State Ferries will be hit with a double fare increase starting today. Annual peak-season surcharges begin today. That means a 25 percent surcharge will be added to all single-use passenger and driver tickets.  In the San Juan Islands, a 35 percent surcharge is added to tickets. Customers using multi-ride tickets are exempt from the surcharge. The peak-season surcharges remain in effect until September 30th. But in addition to the annual summer increase, a […]