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 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 […]

  • Peoria Home offers services and support to former prostitutes and sex-trafficking victims

    Former prostitutes and sex-trafficking victims will soon have a chance to rebuild their lives, as well as a place to call home. The Peoria Home in Everett will be opening soon, providing long-term secure housing and support services for women. An anonymous donor donated the home to the non-profit group Peoria Home, and now the group is looking for furniture donations to furnish the home. Starting next month, at least three women will move in. They’ll get addiction treatment, trauma […]

  • City road crews working to fix potholes before rainy season

    City crews around the Puget Sound region are ramping up efforts to fix potholes before fall’s wet weather kicks in. The City of Tacoma recently had crews out on Tacoma Mall Boulevard, patching and repairing trouble spots. The city says the area is one of the largest business districts in the city, and they’re trying to get road work done now, before holiday shoppers flock to the stores. “With the amount we’re going to have people in here doing shopping […]

  • Workforce Re-Employment Center helps laid-off Boeing employees

    LYNNWOOD – Boeing has issued more than 1,000 layoff notices so far this year, with more expected in the coming months. Now, there is help for those workers in finding new employment. The Workforce Re-Employment Center at WorkSource Lynnwood recently opened its doors to those impacted by Boeing layoffs, including employees, contractors, supply chain workers, and displaced homemakers. Workforce Snohomish received $2 million in federal and state funding to open the center. The center is staffed by career specialists and […]

  • Help prevent your child from getting lice this school year

    Kids are heading back to school, and school administrators are reminding parents to get your kids checked for lice. Lice Spies held a lice inspection over the weekend at the “Girls Soar” empowerment day in Everett, providing free lice inspections to any kids who wanted them. Experts say it’s important to catch this kind of thing before school starts, so it doesn’t spread to other kids. “It’s really important to get a head check.  Come to a professional or use […]

  • 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 […]