Kristen Miranda

Kristen Miranda

News Anchor, Morning Break Host

Charlotte, NC

Kristen is one of the hosts of WBTV's lifestyle talk show, Morning Break, which airs every weekday at 9am. As a part of the Emmy-nominated WBTV News This Morning, Kristen also brings WBTV viewers breaking news each morning from the Alert Center.

Living in the South is a nice change of pace for Kristen who grew up in lovely, but snowy, places like Oswego, NY and Buffalo, NY. The first thing she noticed when she moved here is that it is sunny almost all year long!

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.

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 helped to create the weekend morning newscasts which feature the always popular "product testing" segment. She's also been WBTV's Consumer reporter and she has interviewed well known figures such as First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, CBS News Anchor Charlie Rose, country music superstar Dolly Parton and country singer/North Carolina native Scotty McCreery, just to name a few...

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 television news, radio news, and newspapers production. Kristen has been honored to sit on several boards of directors and works with many local organizations to help spread the word about the good work they are doing in our communities.

A self-described wimp, oddly Kristen takes boxing lessons. She loves to travel and can't wait to go to Italy to try to track down her family tree. She wants to go to pastry school someday and she's pretty obsessed with her dogs Stella and Oliver.

Recent Articles by Kristen

  Elephants to leave Riverbanks Zoo this fall

  24 Hours of Booty to benefit cancer programs coming to Myers Park

  Man gears up for 24 Hours of Booty to honor mother

  Changing your checkout experience at the grocery store

  Helping parents spot growth plate fractures in kids

  More concierge practices point to growing trend

  Help for parents deciding when their kids should focus on one sport

  Carolina Panthers head coach says clever t-shirts ‘just appear’

  Should you consider a 3D mammogram over the traditional 2D?

Rain possible on the holiday, parade in Uptown CLT

  18 healthy snacks to fight students mid-morning energy drain

First Alert Day, Line already formed for Hamilton tickets

Rain today, search for missing bicyclist

Time is of the essence when a child goes missing

  24 Hours of Booty raises money for cancer treatment, programs

Which is really the best day to shop for groceries?

10 places on your body where you might not think to check for skin cancer

Bitcoin ATMs beginning to appear in Charlotte

CATS bus and car collide, VP visits Charlotte today

Funeral arrangements for Barbara Bush, animal shelter halts adoptions

Behind the trend of low-calorie ice cream

More school delays, bulletproof gear for kids

More charges in campus sex assaults, another big storm threatens northeast

Lake Norman home of late NFL legend to be auctioned, portion of proceeds to benefit life-saving mission

Charlotte grocery stores offering something few others are

Here's what to ask before hiring a cleaning company

What are essential oils and how are they used?

Here's how to claim your gas rebate in South Carolina

Another First Alert morning, watch for icy patches on roads

Winter Storm Warning, several inches of snow predicted