Kristin Goodwillie HIRED AT KING
Kristin Goodwillie is an Emmy Nominated Reporter and Fill-in Anchor at KING in Seattle. She comes to KING after being an Anchor/Reporter at WHAS in Louisville, KY. Kristin is also conversational in Spanish. Kristin spent days on the streets of Louisville capturing the anger of protesters following the police shooting and killing of Breonna Taylor. Kristin is also FAA certified drone pilot. In fact, Kristin is the first female drone pilot at WHAS as well as in the state of Kentucky. She came to Louisville after being the Main Anchor at KLSR and the fill-in anchor at KVAL in Eugene, OR. There she was the first on the scene of the UCC mass shooting and led the coverage that shattered the community. While in Louisville, Kristin is honing her in-depth investigative skills. She forced the Kentucky State Police department to unseal the 2004 case of Julie Boyd. Julie was beaten to death that year on New Years’ Eve. But many believed the man convicted for the crime, was the wrong man. Kristin’s hard work on this case stresses the importance of convicting the right person and keeping the memory of Julie Boyd alive. Kristin's hard worked paid off and she was nominated for an Emmy. The depth of Kristin's work is what's earned her the likability in Louisville.
Kristin attended California State University, Fullerton, giving her the opportunity to travel to the rainforests of Guatemala as a foreign reporter. She shared stories of struggle and hope about the selfless work of Refuge International’s medical mission. Kristin graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism, and a minor in Radio/TV/Film.
After college, Kristin landed her first job at KPIC/KLSR/KVAL in Roseburg, Oregon, where she was one of the first reporters on the scene of a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College where she was relied on to report nonstop for days. Her wall-to-wall coverage and perseverance earned her the Main Anchor spot at KLSR. Kristin spends much of her time mentoring young budding journalists. In her spare time, Kristin enjoys reading, hiking, and exploring new restaurants. She travels as often as she can and is constantly searching for that next story to tell.