Janet Kim is excited to be reporting in the Pacific Northwest, where she started her journalism career.

Her journey in broadcast news started in Medford, Oregon at KDRV, where she was the station’s Klamath Falls Bureau Chief and then eventually the Weekend Anchor. After two years, she headed to WKYT in Lexington, Kentucky, where she had a chance to travel to Washington, D.C. to cover the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama.

From Lexington, Janet landed in Nashville, Tennessee, a shop known for its talented photojournalists and visual storytelling. She covered everything from the aftermath of the historic May floods of 2010 to the devastating tornadoes that ripped through the state in 2013.

Before starting at Q13 FOX, Janet served as the Tacoma reporter for KING 5.

Her work has been recognized with Emmy nominations and awards from the Associated Press.

Janet graduated from the University of Texas with a triple major. She has a degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications Studies, and English. She also has a minor in Business. In January of 2015, she earned a Master of Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts.

When she isn’t reporting, you can find her walking along Alki Beach with her husband or trying out one of Greater Seattle’s amazing restaurants.

If you have a story idea, she’d love to hear from you! Email her at jkim@kcpq.com or find her on Twitter at @JanetKimTV.


Recent Articles
  • Police: Felon charged in hit-and-run that killed mom in Kent says he was high on heroin

    KENT, Wash. – King County Prosecutors have charged a man in the deadly hit and run crash that killed a mother of three last February.  The 23-year-old Eric Raul Hernandez-Navarro is charged with Vehicular Homicide, Vehicular Assault, Possession of Stolen Vehicle, Hit and Run – Felony and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the Second Degree. Kent Police say he was driving a stolen new black Acura TL when he blew through a red light at more than 60 mph and hit […]

  • Victims targeted by thieves while working out at Puyallup gym; reward for ID of suspects

    PUYALLUP, Wash. — While their victims exercised inside LA Fitness in Puyallup, Pierce County sheriff’s detectives say thieves are using the time to strike. “This is unique in that usually when you go to the gym and lock your stuff up with a lock, you expect it to be safe,” said Pierce County Sheriff’s Detective Ed Troyer. Investigators said one of the suspects is caught on surveillance at the Puyallup Target spending several minutes at the register, then walking out […]

  • Western Washington growth could impact public safety

    It’s no secret Western Washington is growing at a historic pace, with more businesses and people moving into the area each and every year.

  • Seattle mayor proposes tax on sugary drinks to help fund education

    SEATTLE — Mayor Ed Murray is proposing a sugary drink tax, something that’s been done in other major cities. It includes sodas, energy and sports drinks, pre-sweetened teas and coffees and even some fruit drinks. The ordinance exempts such beverages as 100% fruit juice, in-store prepared coffee beverages, infant formula, medicine, and would NOT apply to “diet” beverages. This proposed ordinance would put a 2-cent tax per ounce on distributors. Distributors say it will likely trickle down to consumers. The […]

  • Inslee says thousands of patients would lose treatment in state if Obamacare is repealed

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — Thousands of patients in our state could lose treatment for cancer, cardiac arrest and diabetes if the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, is repealed, Gov. Jay Inslee said Monday. He cited a new report released by the People’s Action Institute, “A Cost too High: The Financial Harm of the Republican Plan to Eliminate Health Care,” that claims repealing Obamacare could cost the state more than $2 billion. The nonprofit People’s Action Institute, founded last year, said it […]

  • Japanese internment remembered 75 years later; some find parallels to present day

    SEATTLE — Seventy-five years ago, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the executive order forcing people of Japanese ancestry into internment camps. Community leaders say President Donald Trump’s executive order banning people from coming to the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries appears to be history repeating itself. Hundreds packed Fisher Pavilion, not just to observe this day of remembrance but to say “never again.” “The order led to the biggest violation of civil liberties in our country’s history,” said Historian and Densho’s […]

  • Tacoma mom’s energy bill triples; TPU sends specialists to find out why

    TACOMA, Wash. — It’s a story we first shared with you earlier this week, when a Tacoma mom discovered her power bill went from $500 to $1,500. Since Q13 News started investigating, Tacoma Public Utilities sent a conservation specialist to that woman’s home to see what they could find out. TPU said they found several inefficiencies in Tanya Bartlett’s home that led to the unusually high utility bill, especially during these cold winter months. The conservation specialists checked ducts, the […]

  • Mayor’s decision to hold City Council session at mosque draws criticism

    SEATTLE — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will give his fourth State of the City Address next week — at the Idris Mosque. While some are applauding city leaders’ show of support for the Muslim community, others are concerned about a public event in a religious space. Arsalan Bukhari with CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said this move by the mayor and City Council is a huge step in bringing communities together, but the co-president of Freedom from Religion argues […]

  • Tacoma mom shocked over latest power bill: ‘I was flabbergasted’

    TACOMA, Wash. — A Tacoma mother is in shock after opening her power bill this month. She says her bill is normally $500 every two months. However, this time it was three times that amount. Tacoma Public Utilities cites a surge in usage during the winter months. With four children at home, Tanya Bartlett tries to find ways to save. “Like I said, I’m really cheap,” said Bartlett. “I don’t spend money willy-nilly, so I know where every penny goes.” […]

  • Local professor responds to ICE raids across the country

    TACOMA, Wash. — Immigration and Custom Enforcement, or ICE agents, call the immigration raids and arrests over the weekend routine, with many of those arrested having prior felony convictions. However, fear is running high among immigrant communities since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, especially after the President’s executive order on immigration. Robin Jacobson, an associate professor at University of Puget Sound, who has worked on immigrant rights issues. She said the ICE raids have generated a large amount of fear and […]