Kristen Hampton

Career: Kristen's first taste of news was at an early age. She was a studio guest during a live newscast in her hometown of Augusta, GA. When the show opened, and Kristen got goosebumps, she knew a career in news was in her future. At the ripe old age of 18, she started as a studio camera operator at WAGT. She quickly worked her way into the newsroom as a reporter. Five years later, in 2003, she landed here at WBTV for what she calls, "The best job in the world." Beat: Kristen brings us a daily report on "The Good News." Since March 2009, Kristen has been scouring the streets and taking viewer suggestions on stories that encourage us and make us smile. "There's so much bad going on in the world right now, but people need to see there's just as much good if not more happening also," Kristen says. Kristen has featured all types of people, pets and places in her "Good News" segments. If you have an encouraging story or just an interesting person, then let us know! E-mail Kristen your story ideas at goodnews@wbtv.com See the Good News weekdays at 5:30 on WBTV. Hobbies: Playing the guitar, cooking, and still photography. Favorite subject matter has been and remains, her kitty cat, Girl. Kristen also considers her job a hobby. Meeting new people and experiencing wonderful things makes her reluctant to call her job, "work".

Recent Articles by Kristen

  College employee considered a ‘Mom’ to thousands of students

Teen fashion designer selected to debut his collection during Fashion Week

Finding ‘fashion’ in uptown Charlotte

Firefighters save the day for 3-year-old who’s birthday party got canceled

Buddy Walk set to promote inclusion for people with Down syndrome

Kidney surgery scheduled for Burke County man whose son wrote President Trump

Firefighters nurse tiny hummingbird back to health with bottle cap of water

Charlotte's 'Cat Cafe' celebrating success stories with adoptions

Woman faces failure head-on with her own line of lipsticks

'Life's short': He left his full-time job to make banjos

Oldest NC woman celebrates 113th birthday, but new info reveals she may be even older

Rock Hill Schools announce Teacher of the Year at pep rally

Police replace boy's stolen PlayStation with their own money

Man rescues marmoset monkey, trains him as emotional support animal

Firefighters build bench for kids waiting at bus stop

Officer raising money for man he once arrested

Skittish rescue dog ran away, 3 years later, a tragic miracle brought her home

'Prayer tree' brings hundreds of people together

Little girl planning an unusual birthday party

Animal control gets creative after running out of carriers following 100+ adoptions