Linda Byron has been covering Amanda Knox since the former University of Washington student was arrested for murder in Perugia, Italy four years ago. This entry begins with Byron's coverage of the appeals trial - first from Seattle, then from Perugia - delivering more context, depth, and inside interviews than any other media outlet in the Northwest. Byron also appeared as a trial expert on the Today Show.
The rest of the entry includes KING 5 News coverage of the verdict and Knox's return home to Seattle. The local stations pooled a podium camera for her airport news conference. KING was the only station to augmet the pool with unilateral cameras trained on Knox so that our viewers could see her reaction at all times, providing the most memorable images of the day.