Kristen Hampton

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

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

  Woman's mission of helping needs help

  Paramedic rescues baby squirrel, the two become 'friends'

  James Wells, member of 'Friendship 9,' passes away at Rock Hill home

  Adorable kittens need homes fast, so we made dating profiles for them

  VIDEO: Man spends thousands on fireworks show 'to bring people together'

  Ivy the Aussie becomes internet star with incredible tricks

  Who put this sign in an abandoned parking lot?

  Two boys survive shooting, 'adopt' police officer who responded

  Father challenges All-American football sons to a foot race for his 50th birthday

  No need to call 911, this car is supposed to be driving in a lake