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
  • Toxic algae in lake forces hundreds in Thurston County to find new drinking water

    SUMMIT LAKE, Wash. – Thurston County health officials have warned approximately 470 households in and around Summit Lake to not drink water from the tap. Toxic algae is the culprit and health officials warn ingesting it could be deadly. Health officials said the problem could repeat across Western Washington as warmer weather comes our way. “I’ve got some canning supplies but we won’t be doing that here,” said Summit Lake resident Shelly Snell. On Friday, Snell began hauling in bottled […]

  • Disabled mom injured in hit-and-run crash in SoDo pleads for justice

    SEATTLE – A disabled Lakewood mother is recovering after a driver hit her — and then drove over her again before speeding away. Moreover, the hit-and-run happened in a parking lot, not on some busy street Seattle police said the incident occurred in a parking lot on South Horton Street on April 20th. The driver first hit and then ran over Lashone Hardy, who was walking with a cane at the time. Witnesses told investigators the driver ran over Lashone […]

  • Health Officials: Dangerous drug linked to increasing overdose deaths

    SEATTLE – Local health officials on Wednesday warned the public about a drug that can kill users in a matter of seconds. The drug is called fentanyl and experts said it’s 50 times stronger than heroin, and it’s already on the streets of Western Washington. On Wednesday, health officials from various city and state agencies said the drug is partially to blame for roughly 10% of all opioid overdose deaths in our state. “We don’t know if this is a […]

  • City of Tacoma declares state of public health emergency over homelessness

    TACOMA, Wash. — Yet another Puget Sound community declared homelessness an emergency, this time in Tacoma. The city’s goal, according to Mayor Marilyn Strickland, would be to provide outreach and alternative shelter options for a growing homeless population that is already stretching the city’s capacity. Strickland said most of the homeless people in in the area came from outside the city but not from Seattle. Either way, an emergency declaration is intended to slash red tape and get services to […]

  • Family of teens killed in crash furious DUI driver now accused of drinking, parole violations

    REDMOND, Wash. – Alexander Peder spent years behind bars for a 2010 crash that killed two Federal Way teenagers. Police said Peder was drunk at the time of the accident. Peder is out of jail but he’s now facing new allegations that he avoided using his court-required interlock device and that he’s still been drinking, violating his probation terms. The victim’s families were in court on Monday hoping a judge would reconsider the terms of his release and make sure […]

  • Convicted DUI driver to face judge in hearing involving interlock device requirement

    The man convicted of killing two Federal Way teens and injuring another will face a judge Monday afternoon.

  • Lacey declares emergency after powerful storms cause damage, flooding

    LACEY, Wash. – It wasn’t a tornado that swept through Lacey and Thurston County on Thursday. The National Weather Service said the damage was likely caused by a microburst or straight line winds. On Friday afternoon, the city of Lacey announced an emergency declaration, citing extensive power outages, damaged homes and flooding. The declaration allows the city to make emergency purchases and emergency public works actions. The emergency declaration is in force for 30 days. Thursday’s storm arrived with plenty […]

  • Gun-related crime increasing, especially in South Seattle

    SEATTLE – In the past 24 hours, five people have been shot in Seattle, including a 16-year-old girl who died from her injuries, and a couple in their 70s who had to be rushed to Harborview Medical Center. The intensity of gun violence is not something people are used to seeing in the city. Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole said when the weather turns warmer, the department often sees an increase in crime. Q13 News dug into the city’s data […]

  • Early opening of North Cascades Highway unlikely

    NEWHALEM, Wash. – Crews from the Washington State Department of Transportation have been busy in the North Cascades clearing heaps of snow from State Route 20. Snow clearing can take as long as eight weeks, and WSDOT said this year could be one of the latest openings since the 1970s. The highway is a vital link between Western and Central Washington. The highway usually reopens by early May, but thanks to the hefty snowpack crews have their work cut out […]

  • ‘Madness, mayhem and disrespect:’ Olympia reacts to May Day violence

    OLYMPIA, Wash. – While May Day 2017 in Seattle turned out to be less violent than in recent years, police in Olympia said a group of marchers turned a protest into a riot. Rocks, marbles and soda cans were thrown at officers and several windows were smashed, police said. Police arrested nine people Monday evening, many of whom could face a malicious mischief charge. The clean-up in downtown began late Monday night. Earlier in the evening, dozens of people dressed […]