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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.


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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 […]

  • 7 ‘spraygrounds’ open today to keep your kiddos cool!

      TACOMA – Need a way to beat today’s heat?  Just head to one of Tacoma’s spraygrounds to cool off. Metro Parks Tacoma is opening several spraygrounds early this year due to this week’s unseasonably warm weather. Typically, the spraygrounds open on weekends in May, as systems are prepped and tested for the summer season. But due to the warm temperatures forecasted for this week, seven of the District’s nine spraygrounds will be open starting today. Jefferson Park – 801 […]

  • Beyoncé and JAY Z bring ‘On the Run’ tour to Safeco Field

    SEATTLE – Safeco field will host more than just baseball fans this summer. On July 30, Beyoncé and JAY Z are bringing their “On the Run” stadium tour to Seattle. This is the second major concert to headline at the Mariner’s stadium. Last July, Paul McCartney played to a sold out crowd of 45,000 fans. A protective surface will be placed over the stadium grass so that the stage can be setup in center field with reserved seating on the […]

  • Two with stab wounds found in Redmond home

    REDMOND – Two people with stab wounds were taken to the hospital following a long standoff Monday morning in Redmond. Around 4 a.m., Redmond police they received a report of a stabbing in the 9600 block of 173rd Place NE. When police arrived they found a 66-year-old male victim who had been stabbed multiple times. The male was able to run from the residence where the stabbing happened and contacted a neighbor who called 911.He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in […]

  • One found dead after reports of early morning shooting

      SKYWAY — One man is dead after a late night shooting in Skyway, King County sheriff deputies say. King County sheriff deputies say around 11:45 p.m. Sunday night  in the 12220 block of 68th Avenue South deputies responded to reports of shots fired. When they arrived, they found a male victim in his 30s lying dead in the roadway from gunshot wounds, deputies said. Deputies say they have very little information about possible suspects, and no one has been […]

  • New law would raise legal smoking age to 21

    SEATTLE – You already have to be 21 to buy alcohol, and now some county officials say you should be 21 to buy tobacco products as well. The King County Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Administrative Board has voted to approve a resolution calling for a change to the legal age of tobacco purchase in Washington state. The board is asking legislators to change state law to increase the legal age to purchase tobacco products to age 21. Board members say […]