Hometown: Kristen's childhood pictures often show her bundled up in a snowsuit, towered over by a three foot pile of snow in Oswego, NY. From there her family would move to equally snowy Buffalo, but it is called the City of Good Neighbors for a reason.
Education: A proud graduate of the State University of New York, College at Fredonia, Kristen studied Video Production with a minor in Spanish and graduated with honors.
Career: Before working at WBTV, Kristen was an anchor/reporter in both Rochester, NY and Binghamton, NY. She first stepped into a newsroom while still in high school, though, and knew this was the career for her. At WBTV Kristen covers the consumer beat. She also anchors WBTV News at Noon and WBTV News Saturday and Sunday Morning. She has the most fun connecting with viewers on weekend mornings and can't count how many times the popular "product testing" segment has lead to unexpected results.
Honors: Kristen has been recognized by the North Carolina Associated Press and the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas for her consumer reporting. Prior to coming to WBTV she was also honored by the New York State Associated Press and the Syracuse Press Club for her coverage of breaking news. In 2005 she was chosen for a Rotary International Group Study Exchange to Sweden where she studied how television news, radio news, and newspapers operate there. Kristen has been honored to sit on several boards of directors and currently works with Autism Services of Mecklenburg County.
Family: Kristen and her husband live in South Carolina with their ferocious dogs Stella and Oliver.
Favorite Food: Just one favorite? Impossible! Trying a new restaurant is one of Kristen's favorite things to do. Someday she'd like to go to pastry school and open her own bakery.
Hobbies: Kristen loves to travel and can't wait to go to Italy to try to track down her family tree. She's also pretty addicted to pop culture and can't pass up a good gossip or food magazine.