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 Library giving out free solar eclipse viewing glasses

    Later this month, the majority of Americans will be staring up at the sun as a solar eclipse darkens the sky.  But as you can imagine, staring directly at the sun is not good for your eyes. That’s why the Seattle Public Library is distributing a limited number of free viewing glasses to the public, to allow people to safely watch the solar eclipse. The glasses are being given out on a first-come, first serve basis, so be sure to […]

  • Learn how you can become a volunteer helping local foster kids

    There are nearly 10,000 kids in foster care on any given day in Washington State, and a local organization is looking for volunteers to help those kids. The Seattle-based non-profit Amara runs two local emergency sanctuary homes, one in Seattle and one in Tacoma, that house foster kids who are waiting to receive placement in a long-term home. The homes have the ability to care for several kids at a time, and sanctuary staff and volunteers provide care and comfort. […]

  • Rhino Ride raises funds for rhino conservation

    A conservationist is highlighting the plight of the endangered rhino by taking a life size rhino replica on a cycling tour across the country. Matt Meyer is cycling from Canada to Mexico with a 350-pound life-size fiberglass rhino tagging along. He says his two-thousand mile ride will hopefully bring awareness to rhino conservation efforts in Africa. Matt says over the course of the ride, he’ll be gathering donations to help fund rhino conservation efforts in Namibia and Kenya. His goal […]

  • Students pack new UW class on ‘B.S.’

    SEATTLE — A new course at the University of Washington is teaching students how to check if something is real, or if it’s fake. It’s called “Calling BS in the Age of Big Data,” and it’s getting a lot of attention. Q13 stopped by the class Wednesday and it was standing room only.  The class reached its full capacity just one minute after it opened up for enrollment. From ‘fake news’ to just plain old bad information, the class looks […]

  • Innovative affordable housing development opens in Shoreline

    Several formerly homeless and low-income families in north King County now have a place to call home. Ronald Commons opened its doors Friday in Shoreline.  The development offers 60 affordable apartments to formerly homeless and low-income individuals and families. It also offers residents and the broader community access to critical support services, including a ‘grocery-style’ food bank, family services, financial education, and assistance. “It’s critical.  There’s a big need in Shoreline for low-income individuals, there are a lot of children […]

  • Bothell pizza joint hit by empty keg-stealing thief

    A nationwide trend is hitting close to home for some local businesses. Security footage captured a thief stealing empty beer kegs from Zeek’s Pizza in Bothell. Police tell us this has been a growing issue both here, and across the country.  Thieves will often take the empty kegs and cut them up to sell to recyclers, earning anywhere from $13 to $30 per keg. “When this kind of stuff happens it just makes you angry.  It’s hard to watch, it’s […]

  • UW students find creative solutions during weekend hackathon

    UW students are on the cutting edge of finding ways to help people with spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders. What may look like a table full of tangled cables is actually a table full of tools to help the students build life-changing prototypes. This is the third year for the UW’s Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering hackathon. A team last year built a smart cane for the blind using sensors to help them avoid objects in their path. […]

  • Bow Wows & Books helps local kids learn to read

    Two of the greatest joys of childhood – story books and dog – teamed up in Seattle Sunday.  And it was all about encouraging kids to read. Beginning readers practiced their skills by reading their story booked to some volunteer dogs as part of the “Bow Wows and Books” literacy program. “The doggies are adorable.  And fluffy.  And cute.  And good listeners,” SAID Sabah Saric, a 3rd grader who took part in the program. The idea for the program is […]

  • 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 […]

  • Ballard house lights up for Christmas

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