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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
  • 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 […]

  • Local refugee resettlement agency reacts to court decision on Trump travel ban

    SEATAC, Wash. — President Donald Trump’s travel ban drew criticism from resettlement agencies working to help refugees. Some said there has been a great deal of uncertainty for families waiting to reunite and for their mission moving forward. Lutheran Community Services is dedicated to helping refugees all over the world. Thursday’s decision refusing to reinstate the ban by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals had their employees cheering. “I’m really excited today,” said Khawla Hadi, an Iraqi refugee. “I’m one […]

  • Appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump’s travel ban

    A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Thursday refused to reinstate President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations.

  • Thousands still without power; flooding could be next major concern

    WOODINVILLE, Wash. — While people are still feeling the effects of the snowstorm that hit much of Western Washington this week, some are already bracing for the next weather event. Many people in places like Woodinville and Carnation lost power; some are still without it Tuesday night. However, if this snowstorm wasn’t bad enough, flooding could be a major concern once the snow melts. All this as power crews continue working around the clock to restore power. Puget Sound Energy […]

  • Winter storms leave thousands without power; crews work to restore

    CARNATION, Wash. — Thousands of people are still in the dark after the latest winter storm toppled trees and took down power lines. Power crews have been busy working through the night trying to restore power. Gary Brown and his wife Kristin lost power at their home in Carnation around 1 a.m. Monday. “We just moved all of our food outside into the snow because the refrigerator was off long enough, but we felt it necessary; the ice cream was […]

  • Beware icy roadways in morning; thousands still without power after storm

    SEATTLE — Slushy, icy, messy … oh, my. The leftover snow and cold temperatures will make for very slick, dangerous roads Tuesday morning, Q13 News chief meteorologist Walter Kelley says. Lows drop below freezing so expect an icy mess in the early morning hours. Q13 News Chief Meteorologist Walter Kelley listed the inches of snow and where they accumulated on Monday. Snowfall totals: La Connor 6Colville 8Federal Way 7Pe Ell 9Kent 8Puyallup 11Bellevue 8Bonney Lake 13Frederickson 15Seattle 2 — #Q13FOX […]

  • Lacey mother desperate for thieves to return daughter’s ashes

    LACEY, Wash. — A Lacey mother is desperate for the public’s help after thieves stole the ashes of her baby girl. Jessica Heffner said she came home Wednesday and found it had been ransacked. Among electronics and medication, thieves went through a safe and stole the ashes of her daughter, Hope. Hope was a triplet, who died before birth. Her sisters Sydney and Addison survived. Now, the family who loves her say they are experiencing her loss all over again. […]

  • Local refugees separated from family fear they’ll never reunite due to Trump order

    KENT, Wash. — While the U.S. ban on refugees is said to be temporary, families who have been waiting for their loved ones to arrive fear President Donald Trump’s executive order will have lasting implications. They say the vetting process is already a rigorous one, and without clarification on how to make it even tougher, families don’t know what’s next. Q13 News sat down with a brother and sister who are Iraqi refugees. They have been waiting for two years […]

  • Local refugees fear Trump’s executive order on refugees threatens their freedom

    SEATTLE — Refugees already in the United States fear what President Donald Trump’s order on refugees and immigrants means for their future, some wondering if they’ll ever see their families again. “Everyone I ask has said it’s risky to go but at the same time, I cannot wait because my mom is really ill,” said Khawla Hadi, who fled Iraq and came to the United States in 1995. Hadi is now a U.S. citizen, and she has a plane ticket […]

  • Local faith-based organizations express concern over executive order on refugees

    SEATTLE — President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries hasn’t just drawn criticism from those on the left but also traditionally conservative groups and organizations. Several faith-based groups dedicated to helping refugees say this move goes against their very belief system of helping their neighbor. “I’ve been working in this long enough to know that refugees have always been a nonpartisan issue,” said Beth Farmer with Lutheran Community Services Northwest. “People from all sides have […]