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
  • Senator Patty Murray condemns immigration ban; Sea-Tac quiet Sunday

    SEATAC, Wash. — The Port of Seattle says no one is detained at Sea-Tac airport under President Trump’s executive order, but that hasn’t stopped people from protesting at the airport. Senator Patty Murray also made a stop at the airport to speak to families of those detained and get a timeline of what happened, so she can take the information back to Washington D.C. and discuss how to prevent something like this from happening again. “The confusion and the feeling […]

  • 2 firefighters hurt as crews battle fire at unfinished Lynnwood apartment building

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. — Authorities say two firefighters were injured as crews battled a large fire at an apartment complex under construction in Lynnwood. Lynwood Fire Department officials say in a news release that the fire started around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Reserve at Scriber Creek Senior Apartment Complex near 200th Street SW and Scriber Lake Road. Fire officials said at about 10:20 p.m. that crews were attempting to protect surrounding buildings. One nearby apartment complex was evacuated. What was left of the […]

  • Son of Seattle police officer run over, killed by suspected car prowler in Sammamish park

    SAMMAMISH, Wash. — The son of a veteran Seattle police officer was run over and killed while confronting a suspected car prowler in a Sammamish park Wednesday, the King County Sheriff’s Office and Seattle Police Department said. The victim’s name has not yet been released. The victim was walking his dog with his girlfriend at Beaver Lake Park in Sammamish Wednesday afternoon when he saw someone trying to break into his parked car and tried to stop him, King County […]

  • Violent Offender Task Force arrests prolific thief suspected in more than 100 car prowls

      CAPTURED 1-25-17 The Snohomish County Violent Offender Task Force arrested Hugh ‘Pat’ Doherty in the Monroe area Tuesday night.  He was booked into the Snohomish County jail where he is being held on charges of Attempting to Elude Police, Reckless Driving, Vehicle Prowling. Theft 2, Identity Theft 2, Failing to Obey a Police Officer, Parole Violation and Probation Violation. Doherty’s criminal history includes 22 arrest warrants and 9 felony convictions. ORIGINAL STORY REDMOND, Wash. — Police said a serial car […]

  • MLK school assembly draws controversy for including LGBTQ speakers

    ARLINGTON, Wash. — A high school assembly is drawing controversy, after Arlington High students from the LGBTQ community were among the speakers talking about their struggles during a celebration for Martin Luther King Jr. While supporters say their message was in line with the theme of inclusion, others say it wasn’t the right platform. The assembly was organized by student leadership, and one of the speakers was a transgender student, who says she’s proud to share her story but that it’s […]

  • Mother who lost child to flu last year reflects on recent epidemic

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. – The severe flu season has claimed the life of a Pierce County child. It hits close to home for another local family, whose 12-year-old died from the flu almost one year ago. The candles outside a Port Orchard home are burning for 12-year old Piper Lowery. Monday marked one year since the flu took Piper’s life and forever changed her family. So news that the flu has claimed another child this year in Pierce County shook […]

  • ‘Womxn’s March on Seattle’ Saturday expected to draw thousands

    SEATTLE — Tens of thousands of people are expected to join the “Womxn’s March” on Seattle this Saturday. It’s being held in conjunction with the much larger Women’s March on Washington (D.C.), where organizers expect about 200,000 people to attend. But the march in Seattle is expected to be one of the largest ones outside the nation’s capital. From sewing to painting, dozens gathered at Inscape Artist Studios in Seattle to put their skills to use in preparation for the […]

  • Olympia firefighter now fighting battle of his life

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — A fire captain who dedicated his life to helping others is in need of help himself. It’s one battle Olympia Fire Department Capt. Jim Brown never thought he’d have to fight, and a tragic consequence of the job he’s loved for so long. For more than two decades, Brown has been fighting to save lives. Though he knew risks were attached to every call, he had no idea his biggest battle was yet to come. “When I got […]

  • Murder of South Seattle woman prompts nearby residents to take extra precautions

    SEATTLE — Linh Nguyen’s murder has neighbors scared it will happen again, so Wednesday night they got together with police and community leaders to talk about what can be done to make their part of town safe. Those who live in South Seattle used words like “tragic” and “horrific” to describe the recent crimes against women in their neighborhood. Seattle police say crime was actually down in South Seattle last year, compared to the year before. However, Nguyen was just […]

  • Doctors debate Tamiflu’s healing effects

    SEATTLE — In the height of flu season in our state, people have been desperate to find relief. Many have turned to the anti-viral prescription Tamiflu. However, it’s at the center of a debate of whether the drug is the best option for everyone with the flu. Dr. Po Tu says The Everett Clinic has been busy treating people with flu symptoms. So far this season, since December 1, until January 8, Tu says the clinic gave out more than […]

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