Kristin graduated from Cedar Rapids Washington High School in 2011 and is happy to be reporting for KCRG-TV9 in her home city.
After high school she attended the University of Nebraska Omaha where she double majored in broadcasting and speech, as well as competed on the track and cross country teams. During college Kristin interned in the sports department at KETV in Omaha for a summer, where she had a front row seat to College World Series coverage. In addition, Kristin regularly contributed to the ESPNU Campus Connection program where she would cover the stories behind college athletes. During this time, she had the memorable opportunity to shadow Mike Tirico at a Nebraska basketball game.
Kristin graduated from UNO in 2015 and immediately moved back to Cedar Rapids to begin working as the KWWL bureau reporter. During this time she covered everything from the Iowa caucus to the 2016 flood. She contributed to a regional Emmy Award for the ‘KWWL News at 6’ before leaving the station in 2018.
After her time at KWWL, Kristin worked for a digital marketing company in Cedar Rapids. During the pandemic, she started to truly miss her passion of TV news. Kristin started as a reporter at KCRG-TV9 in October of 2020. In 2021, she contributed to a regional Emmy Award for the ‘KCRG-TV9 News at 6pm: The Funeral of Sgt. Jim Smith.’
She values time spent with her husband, son, and beagle named Riley. For fun Kristin enjoys biking, running, kayaking, putting outfits together, caddying for her husband on the golf course, cheering on the Huskers, going out to local restaurants, shopping, and every moment spent with friends or family.
Be sure to say hi if you see Kristin around and feel free to email her your story ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.