Wednesday: Q13 FOX joins local media & community partners to address Seattle’s homeless crisis

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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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    Groundbreaking project by The Seattle Times aims to start constructive discussions about race

    SEATTLE — Terms like “racism,” “white privilege” and “politically correct” are often used when talking about race. Our partners at The Seattle Times are working on a groundbreaking project tackling this topic. They interviewed 18 people from Western Washington about what these and other phrases meant to them. Their responses are featured in an interactive online video project titled “Under Our Skin: What do we mean when we talk about race?” Two members of the editorial team behind this project, Corinne Chin […]

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    A special ending to Teacher Appreciation Week leaves local teacher in tears

    GRAHAM — All week, we’ve surprised local teachers with recognition based on your nominations. Today, we aired a special surprise with Ms. Cordell, a 2nd grade teacher at Graham Elementary. Ms. Cordell had to take a leave of absence in April, to focus on her treatment for breast cancer. She’s popped back in a couple of times since then to say hello to her students, but unbeknownst to her, this visit was a bit different. Fellow staff members told her […]

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    Surprising local teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week!

    LAKE STEVENS – Mr. Kusler has taught kindergarten, in this very same room at Skyline Elementary in Lake Stevens, for over 20 years! We surprised him in front of his students to let him know someone nominated him to be recognized for all that he has done. He says one of the best parts of his job is teaching kids to read and watching them flourish. Watch the video above to see the surprise in action; and be sure to […]

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    Parents: How should you talk to your kids about racism?

    SEATTLE — Caprice Hollins is with Cultures Connecting, a company that provides consulting, coaching, and diversity leadership support for individuals and organizations. Their focus is addressing race relations, and we talked to Dr. Hollins specifically about the different ways parents can have conversations about race with their kids, particularly when kids are hearing accusations of racism in the presidential election, and in everyday news stories. Watch the interview above for her insight on how families can ask questions of their kids […]

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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 […]