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My name is Marni Hughes and I anchor the evening news at 4,5, 9, 10 and 11 pm. I joined the amazing team at Q13 in 2011.

What I love most about local news is that it informs people about their communities and brings neighbors together. It’s about facts and trust, listening and sharing stories.

I love being a journalist, meeting new people everyday, sharing their ups and downs and building strong relationships in the place I call home.

I am especially interested in helping people live healthier lives. You can catch my “Healthy Living” segments each week on Q13. Make sure to send me topics or ideas you think I should be covering.

The best part of living in the Pacific Northwest is the beauty. My family and I love to explore the mountains and the water… and yes, we even like the rain.

Recent Articles
  • Healthy Living: Dance class helps people living with Parkinson’s Disease

    April is Parkinson’s awareness month and while we don’t know what causes the disease or have a cure, we do know there are ways to help people manage the condition and improve their quality of life.  For some, it begins with the right moves. With every stretch and every breath, Nan Little finds strength. “You can forgive yourself for what you’re not able to do,” said Nan who is living with Parkinson’s Disease. “All people with Parkinson’s are different.” Parkinson’s […]

  • Balance is key when keeping kids busy and avoiding over-scheduling

    BELLEVUE, Wash. — Kids are involved in lots of activities, but what’s the right balance and how do you avoid overbooking them? Two Western Washington families on-the-go shared with Q13’s Marni Hughes how they make it work and what the kids think. It’s Monday afternoon at the Tonkin House in Bellevue and mom Kylee Tonkin is directing traffic.  With five kids, it’s often hectic and there’s lots to keep track of. “We’re just trying to play sports that we love […]

  • Autism

    Healthy Living: Author says kids with autism are ‘Uniquely Wired’

    April is Autism Awareness month and a time for people to educate themselves around the challenges people living with autism face.  It’s also a chance to understand what living on the spectrum means. The Centers for Disease Control estimates 1 in 59 kids have autism.  According to the CDC,  ‘Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.’ Julia Cook is the author of the book, “Uniquely Wired”.  She sat down with […]

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    Healthy Living: Understanding autism and the signs to look for

    April is Autism Awareness Month.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, it’s estimated 1 in 59 kids are now living with autism.  For that reason, it’s important parents and families understand what that diagnosis means, learn how to navigate the system, and know the resources available to help kids have every opportunity. Dr. Alexander Hamling, a pediatrician with Pacific Medical Centers sat down with Q13’s Marni Hughes to talk about autism awareness and offered guidance to parents on wait […]

  • Healthy Living: 93-year-old boxer

    We get one crack at life, so you better pack a good punch.  At least that’s the motto of 93-year-old Bernice Bloch. “I’m 93 years young,” said Bernice before a workout at The Summit at First Hill in Seattle. Bernice moved to the Pacific Northwest several years ago to be closer to family.  The native New Yorker has 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  She credits exercise for keeping her body and mind healthy. That’s why when the Fitness Coordinator, Rury […]

  • Healthy Living: Plein Center at UW highlights importance of deprescribing medications for aging adults

    The Plein Center at the University of Washington is pushing to educate the aging public on the safety of drugs as they get older.  The topic of deprescribing certain medications was the focus of a recent symposium to address the health of seniors. Take insomnia for example.  Researchers say an older adult taking medication for the common sleeping disorder that may have worked years ago may no longer be safe for them to take now. “We have a process for […]

  • Healthy Living: Tacoma church offering free blood pressure monitoring

    High blood pressure is often referred to as the silent killer, because many people don’t know they have it, until something bad happens like a heart attack or stroke. Realizing the risk, leaders at the Mount Tahoma Seventh Day Adventist Church in Tacoma teamed up with the American Heart Association to launch a free program called “Check. Change. Control.” The goal of the four month program is to help people understand blood pressure and improve their overall health, like church […]

  • Healthy Living: The challenges in caring for an aging adult

  • Healthy Living: Loneliness and depression common among aging adults

    In ‘Healthy Living’ this month, Q13 is focusing on the challenges facing adults as they age.  For many people the changes that come with getting older can leave a negative impact on their emotional well-being and physical health. Dr. Jim Polo , the Behavioral Health Medical Director for Regence stopped by the Q13 news studio to talk to Marni Hughes about this common concern, and offered advice to help people cope.

  • Elderly Portion Of Population Continues To Increase

    Healthy Living: Falling, a major health concern as we age

    Each year, the Centers for Disease Control estimates one in four people over the age of 65 fall down.   It’s a scary reality for millions of aging Americans, but also one that in many cases can be prevented. Dr. Drew Oliveira, the Executive Medical Director at Regence BlueShield in Seattle stopped by the Q13Fox News studio to talk with Marni Hughes about the risks of falls and prevention.

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