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
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    Mother who lost child to flu last year reflects on recent epidemic

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. – The severe flu season has claimed the life of a Pierce County child. It hits close to home for another local family, whose 12-year-old died from the flu almost one year ago. The candles outside a Port Orchard home are burning for 12-year old Piper Lowery. Monday marked one year since the flu took Piper’s life and forever changed her family. So news that the flu has claimed another child this year in Pierce County shook […]

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    ‘Womxn’s March on Seattle’ Saturday expected to draw thousands

    SEATTLE — Tens of thousands of people are expected to join the “Womxn’s March” on Seattle this Saturday. It’s being held in conjunction with the much larger Women’s March on Washington (D.C.), where organizers expect about 200,000 people to attend. But the march in Seattle is expected to be one of the largest ones outside the nation’s capital. From sewing to painting, dozens gathered at Inscape Artist Studios in Seattle to put their skills to use in preparation for the […]

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    Olympia firefighter now fighting battle of his life

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — A fire captain who dedicated his life to helping others is in need of help himself. It’s one battle Olympia Fire Department Capt. Jim Brown never thought he’d have to fight, and a tragic consequence of the job he’s loved for so long. For more than two decades, Brown has been fighting to save lives. Though he knew risks were attached to every call, he had no idea his biggest battle was yet to come. “When I got […]

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    Murder of South Seattle woman prompts nearby residents to take extra precautions

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    Doctors debate Tamiflu’s healing effects

    SEATTLE — In the height of flu season in our state, people have been desperate to find relief. Many have turned to the anti-viral prescription Tamiflu. However, it’s at the center of a debate of whether the drug is the best option for everyone with the flu. Dr. Po Tu says The Everett Clinic has been busy treating people with flu symptoms. So far this season, since December 1, until January 8, Tu says the clinic gave out more than […]

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    Some families rushing to get flu shots met with obstacles

    SEATTLE — With the flu at ‘epidemic’ levels in Washington, people are rushing to get their flu shots. As people are scrambling to get vaccinated, they are running into obstacles. Some pharmacies are either reporting they have run out or on low supply. For Gary Fulton and his 11-year-old son Bryce, getting their flu shot this year was a no-brainer. “I just think it’s a good idea because getting the flu shot is a lot easier than getting the flu,” […]

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    Pierce County hospitals on high alert after woman tries to access newborn babies

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    Flu deaths rise in Snohomish County; epidemic straining hospitals

    EVERETT, Wash. — The flu outbreak is causing major headaches at area hospitals, including long waits, and a lack of beds especially in Snohomish County, where five deaths there have now been linked to the flu. Hospitals there are seeing a record breaking number of patients. Health officials say we’re only at the beginning of the flu season, and it’s why they fear the epidemic will get worse before it gets better. Kids going back to school this week won’t […]

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    Flu ‘epidemic’ in Washington putting strain on area hospitals

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