I am thrilled to be working at Q13 FOX News. Moving back to the amazing people and unrivaled beauty of the Pacific Northwest is a dream come true.

I grew up in Longview, Wash., and lived in the south Puget Sound for several years before beginning my broadcasting career in Reno, Nev., as a photojournalist. I then moved more than 2,000 miles away to Greensboro, N.C., where my nearly 10-year long stint in the deep south began.

After almost 7 years working as a photojournalist and reporter in Atlanta, I packed up my life and returned to my home state of Washington.

I live in Seattle with my partner and our awesome dog.

Follow me on Twitter: @Q13FoxKiggins

Recent Articles
  • City of Olympia: Business owner in violation after building wall to keep out homeless

    OLYMPIA, Wash. – One business owner in downtown Olympia said she is fed up with vagrants sleeping, doing drugs or going to the bathroom in the alcove in front of her shop’s door. Anne Buck built a wall to keep homeless people from camping out in front of her 5th Avenue store — but city officials now have warned her it has to go. “I feel sorry for these people but I also have to run a business and I’m […]

  • Neighbors complain city didn’t notify, consult on location of low-barrier homeless shelter

    The center is planned to be a dormitory-like homeless shelter, but some in the International District said they only found where it would be when the city announced a location in February.

  • Seattle releases plan to ‘rewrite’ homeless camp sweep policies

    SEATTLE — City leaders recently unveiled new plans for dealing with unauthorized homeless camp sweeps. Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union slapped a lawsuit against the city, claiming cleanup crews illegally seized and destroyed property during sweeps. The city released a 93-page proposal outlining plans to do a better job in notifying homeless people when the sweeps are happening. The proposal also details what the city plans to do with property left behind instead of throwing everything away. “Well, […]

  • Citing health concerns, dozens evicted from Seattle homeless camp

    SEATTLE – Dozens of homeless people were swept out of their campsite in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood early Tuesday morning. City officials said the site, known as ‘The Field’, at South Royal Brougham Way and Airport Way South had become too dangerous to live in. Union Gospel Mission and other advocacy groups offered homeless people services before and during the sweep. The city of Seattle said there is plenty of space for people at other locations, but not everyone wanted to […]

  • Kent police, FBI investigate possible hate crime against Sikh man who was shot outside home

    KENT, Wash. – A local Sikh man is now recovering at home after being shot in the arm Friday night. The victim, 39-year-old Deep Rai, told police the gunman told him to ‘go back to his own country’ before opening fire. The gunman is still on the loose and the shooting is being investigated as a possible hate crime. Q13 News spoke Monday by phone to Rai’s friend, who said Rai is doing better and recovering at home. Kent Police […]

  • Car thefts on rise in parts of Thurston County; Olympia police hold ‘Club’ giveaway to try to curb problem

    OLYMPIA, Wash. – Every 15 minutes in Washington state, someone’s car gets stolen. The Washington State Patrol says most cars are being stolen on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Car thefts are a big problem in the South Sound, too. Now, thanks to a grant, the Olympia Police Department is tackling the problem head-on. “I mean, who gets full coverage on a ’96 Toyota?” joked Dorene McMillan. McMillan said it’s hard to understand why her old car would be a […]

  • Lakewood police officers to be first in state to collect blood samples from DUI suspects

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. – A first of its kind program for Washington state: police officers performing their own blood draws on suspected impaired drivers. The program is off and running in the city of Lakewood and being watched closely by several other Puget Sound region police departments. Lakewood Police Chief Mike Zaro told Q13 News Thursday at a press conference that six of his officers recently completed phlebotomy courses at Bates Technical College, and they are all certified by the Washington […]

  • Family looking for answers after son found hanging from tree in Lake Stevens

    SEATTLE — The family of an 18-year-old Lake Stevens man is pleading with the public for information about the death of their son. Investigators with the Lake Stevens Police Department found Ben Keita hanging from a tree in a wooded area of the city in early January. Ben had been reported missing last November Lake Stevens police said the county medical examiner first ruled Keita’s death as a suicide but later changed their finding to undetermined. Keita’s family is asking […]

  • Toddler injured by abandoned razor outside public library

    BURIEN, Wash. – Two local parents say something needs to change after their little boy was injured by a razor he found outside Burien’s public library. Burien officials told Q13 News that city and King County employees regularly patrol the area outside the library on the lookout for hazards. The issue of discarded needles and razors are not specific to Burien; it’s become a problem across Puget Sound but last week it became too real for one family. “Now all […]

  • Pot shops, Seattle City Attorney react to Trump administration hints at enforcing federal marijuana laws

    There is a lot of uncertainty in the Pacific Northwest after the Trump administration signaled it may start enforcing federal marijuana laws but Washington state officials have vowed to fight any crackdown.