Heather Graf is an award winning reporter who joined the KING 5 team in January of 2013.
She's thrilled to be working at a station she's admired for years, and beside some of the best photojournalists in the business.
Heather comes to us from Nashville, Tennessee, where she spent two years working at WTVF-TV. During her time there, Heather was one of the first in the country to report on a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak detected in Nashville, that quickly spread to 20 other states and sickened hundreds of people.
Her work has been honored with two regional Emmy awards for spot news and feature reporting. In 2012, she also took home a regional Edward R. Murrow Award.
Heather was just 11 years old when she stepped into a newsroom for the first time, while touring a station in her hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. She knew then she'd found her life's work.
She graduated from Elon University with a degree in Journalism and Broadcast communications, and began her career as an assignment editor and producer at WTEV-TV in Jacksonville, Florida. From there, she went to WMGT-TV in Macon, Georgia as a one-man-band reporter. Her next stop was WLOS-TV in Asheville, North Carolina. Now, this southern girl is ready to make Seattle her home.
When she's not at work, Heather gets back to the beach as much as possible, enjoys spending time with family, spoiling her two-year-old nephew, and is a huge college football fan who always pulls for the SEC. She's estatic that game day coverage in the Northwest starts bright and early!
The thing Heather loves most about reporting is meeting new people - so drop her an email to send story ideas her way, or just to say hello!