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I am thrilled to be working at Q13 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 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 love coffee, beer and sandwiches. I live in Seattle with my awesome dog.

Follow me on Twitter: @Q13FoxKiggins

Recent Articles
  • Pierce Co. deputies say armed robber shot two gas stations clerks in two days

    Pierce County deputies are asking residents to stay clear of Portland Avenue and 104th Street East in Midland as they search for an armed suspect. 

  • ‘I watch my back’: Judge orders main King County Court entrance closed after violence

    SEATTLE – “Dangerous.” That’s how a King County Court official describes the areas near the courthouse in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood after a recent vicious assault was caught on camera directly outside the facility. That incident was the last straw for the county’s Superior Court Presiding Judge, who is calling for more police to protect the public. It’s not just the judge complaining, it’s also courthouse employees, jurors and even the public. The latest assault spurred the presiding judge to […]

  • Copper thieves hammer Seattle parks

    SEATTLE – Seattle’s Jefferson Park in the Beacon Hill neighborhood shows off some of the best views of the city, but it’s also one of the places where copper thieves have most recently vandalized public property. City park officials tell Q13 News the problem is spread across the city. “This is like the only skate park that has lights that are on until 11 o’clock,” said one skater who shared his name as Nikki. “I don’t come here at night […]

  • Repeat offender back in jail, leaders vow progress happening

    SEATTLE – One of King County’s most prolific re-offenders is yet again cycling through the justice system. Francisco Calderon has been in and out of jail dozens of times and he’s back in jail again just days after being walking away from a treatment facility. While Calderon refused to leave his jail cell to face a judge Friday morning, it wouldn’t be the first time he was in legal trouble. Calderon has been convicted more than 70 times. Only days […]

  • Tim Eyman announces bid to unseat Governor Jay Inslee

    SEATTLE – Tim Eyman announced his intention to unseat Washington Governor Jay Inslee Thursday afternoon during a Sound Transit board meeting in Seattle. “I am running against Jay Inslee, Seattle’s current Governor,” said Eyman. “I think the voters in this state deserve somebody besides Seattle supported monstrosity.” The moment Tim Eyman announced his Governor bid against @GovInslee. @SoundTransit board cut his mic for violating rules of public comment. #Q13FOX #waelex https://t.co/yRycS8QiPn pic.twitter.com/hJjHd3cWDN — Steve Kiggins (@Q13FOXKiggins) November 22, 2019 His […]

  • Impeachment inquiry provides historic opportunity for students

    TACOMA, Wash. – While political junkies are glued to the impeachment proceedings into President Trump, high school students also have a rare opportunity to learn about U.S. government while history is being made. An advanced placement government and politics class at Lincoln High School in Tacoma is doing just that – and many of the kids say they are paying close attention. Inside Megan Holyoke’s class, her students have a front row seat to history. “It definitely feels different,” said […]

  • Want to own a piece of history? Final pieces of Alaskan Way Viaduct coming down

    SEATTLE – It’s hard to believe, but finally the last few remnants of the Alaskan Way Viaduct are almost gone. Its demolition means downtown Seattle will finally be truly connected to Elliott Bay. Only a few columns are left of the viaduct that once carried thousands of cars along Seattle’s waterfront. “It’s a monumental moment for Seattle to finish this project,” said David Sowers from WSDOT. That monument to cars along Seattle’s waterfront, slicing through the city, is piece by […]

  • 2 arrested in stabbing death of Lakewood store owner

    CAPTURED Nov. 15, 2019 —  Lakewood police said Marcus Williams turned himself in and was arrested on Friday. He was apprehended in Tacoma by the South Sound Gang Task Force. Previous story —  LAKEWOOD, Wash. — Lakewood Police arrested one suspect and are searching for a second after the robbery and stabbing death of a beloved convenience store owner. Police identified Marcus Williams, 24, as the man who reportedly walked into McChord Mart on the night of Oct. 14, grabbed […]

  • WSDOT says emergency alert in SR 99 tunnel was an error

    SEATTLE – The Washington State Department of Transportation says an employee made an error when an operator accidentally triggered an evacuation warning for drivers inside Seattle’s new SR 99 underground tunnel Thursday morning. WSDOT says an employee was trying to manage a stalled vehicle when they accidentally sent an alert over AM and FM airwaves alerting drivers to flee the tunnel. The warning left some drivers feeling confused and scared. “It shouldn’t have happened and we’re sorry about that,” said […]

  • Felon accused of murdering beloved Lakewood convenience store owner

    CAPTURED Nov. 15, 2019 —  Lakewood police said Marcus Williams turned himself in and was arrested on Friday. He was apprehended in Tacoma by the South Sound Gang Task Force. Previous story —   LAKEWOOD, Wash. – Police say one man is under arrest and another is on the run in connection to the murder of a beloved Pierce County store owner. The community of Lakewood is still reeling from the killing of In Choe, a woman known to many by […]

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