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Born and raised here in the Northwest, I’m also a proud Husky! My first job in broadcasting came as a UW sophomore when I was 19, reporting traffic for the afternoon show on KISS-FM. From there, I worked pretty much every radio shift imaginable, and was lucky enough to join The Bob Rivers Show, the morning radio show on KZOK at the time, working with some of the best in the biz.

I officially joined the Q13 FOX news team in August 2009, and my favorite thing about working here is being able to be a storyteller in the community I grew up in. I LOVE talking to people and doing interactive stories where I get to be myself and represent viewers by taking them inside the story itself.

Outside of work, you’ll find me pretending I’m a calm person in a hot yoga class; pretending I am an award-winning singer and rapper in a karaoke bar; or pretending I’m the courtesy police and demanding the ‘thank-you wave’ in traffic (let’s be kind during rush hour, people)!

My husband and I love traveling together, exploring new places here in the Northwest and all over. We also have a brown-and-white cat, Saffron, who seems to think my pillow is a special place for him to sleep at night. (Note to Saffy: It’s NOT. #pushover).


Recent Articles
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    Local Girl Scouts lead powerful event for young women

    TACOMA — It’s something every girl will deal with, but it also seems to cause shame: millions around the world will miss school because of their periods. In India, menstruation will lead 1 in 4 to drop out. Local Girl Scouts Julie Witecki and Carleigh Templin started noticing their friends being too embarrassed to even talk about it; the words “menstruation” and “period”, which are just words to describe a natural process women all over the world experience, somehow carry […]

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    Advice from the ‘Wisest Generation’: ‘Spend time with your children’

    MERCER ISLAND — All month, we’ve brought you the amazing stories from the elderly members of our community: Our aging parents and grandparents who encompass what I like to call, the “Wisest Generation.” It’s a group of people we so often ignore; or we interact with them often in our lives, but don’t take the time to ask them questions. These men and women have such incredible and unique stories to share; and their experiences contain life lessons that can […]

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    Bikers take a 100 mile ride against child abuse

    SEATTLE — We had six motorcycles in our parking lot today, and it was all for a good cause. Representatives from three local chapters of Bikers Against Child Abuse came by to talk about the work they do and the money they raise in their annual 100 Mile Child Abuse Prevention Ride. B.A.C.A. works with local and state officials to empower children who have been abused, and to give them a safer, supportive environment. The annual 100 mile ride raises […]

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    VIDEO: Miss Washington USA Kelsey Schmidt stops by Q13 FOX ahead of national competition

    The Miss USA competition is coming up on Sunday, June 5 live from Las Vegas (right here on Q13 FOX). Representing our state will be Miss Washington USA Kelsey Schmidt who stopped by the Q13 FOX studios Thursday morning to discuss the competition.

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    The Wisest Generation: Life lessons from a 93 year old

    MERCER ISLAND – Bette Raymond lives at Aljoya Mercer Island, where she enjoys painting, playing piano, and spending time with her family and friends. Her entire life so far has been quite the adventure, and this 93 year old has incredible stories to share and advice we can all learn from! Watch the video above to learn more about how Bette served in World War II; watch the video below for more on how she knew her husband was “the […]

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    Inside look: Kaci works as a groundskeeper during a Mariners game!

    Above: That woman struggling to lift up second base in the middle of the game is me. Panic set in, but I was eventually successful! SEATTLE — Sure, when you think of the Seattle Mariners, you think of the players. But there are a lot of people working hard behind the scenes to make them- and the field- look good. As the Mariners prepare to kick off a weekend home stand versus the Los Angeles Angels, we wanted to show […]

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    WATCH: This is what flight attendant training looks like

    SEATTLE — Seattle-based Alaska Airlines gets a LOT of applicants for their flight attendant positions. And we mean a lot: the last time 75 positions came open, more than 2,000 people applied! So you can understand that what we saw in the final few days of a five-and-a-half week training, were the best of the best. We followed along as these amazing men and women completed an entire day of fire training; a “Pool Day” that included how to safely […]

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    WATCH: Local moms get pampered for Mother’s Day

    BELLEVUE – We are honoring local moms for Mother’s Day! We asked our viewers to nominate their moms. We received hundreds of nominations, and although it was hard – we managed to narrow it down to four incredible women! Watch as Gail, Tamatha, Tammy, and Kristi get mommy makeovers! Special thank you to Gene Juarez Salons & Spas for putting together an amazing team and doing this all FOR FREE! If you’d like to pamper your mom for Mother’s Day – check […]

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    No regrets: Advice from the wisest generation

    Above: George Dondero, 102 years old, on his colorful career MERCER ISLAND — Full disclosure: this is a bit of a personal project for me. I was very close with my grandparents growing up, and now that they are all gone I find myself wishing I had taken the time, particularly as a young and self-centered twentysomething, to ask them for their advice on life based on their amazing life experiences. Sure, they gave us advice growing up, and we […]

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    Local Girl Scouts help fight loneliness and bullying with the Buddy Bench

    BELLEVUE — Most people can relate to the feeling of loneliness. It can be especially difficult in elementary school, and one local Girl Scout troop had a creative way to try and help. The girls from Troop 45241 installed “Buddy Benches” at Bellevue’s Eastgate Elementary. The two benches are meant to make it easier for people who need a friend, to find a friend. They told us it’s especially helpful if you are new to a school, or just need someone […]