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Kristin Goodwillie

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Hello, I’m Kristin Goodwillie and I’m thrilled to call the Pacific Northwest home! I come from Louisville, Kentucky, where I was the noon and 4 p.m. weekday anchor. In Kentucky, I covered the police killing of Breonna Taylor and the following protests, historic tornado coverage in Western Kentucky, COVID and those with long-haul symptoms and a record-breaking year of gun violence.

I grew up in San Diego, California, with aspirations of becoming a writer, and even wrote my own book series as a child. I graduated from California State University, Fullerton, with a bachelor’s in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Radio/TV/Film. While at CSUF, I published an article in the Titan Magazine, interned at ABC 7 in Los Angeles, California, and interned at a non-profit in Washington, D.C. One of my most memorable experiences was traveling to the rain forests of Guatemala as a foreign MMJ reporter for CSUF, sharing stories of struggle and hope about the selfless work of Refuge International’s medical mission. My work was posted on ABC 7, Refuge International and CSUF websites.

My journalism career began at KPIC in the small town of Roseburg, Oregon, where I was one of the first reporters on scene to cover the Umpqua Community College Shooting in 2015. Shortly after, I became the main evening anchor at KVAL/KMTR in Eugene, Oregon, where I anchored the nightly news at two affiliates – CBS and Fox.

Fun Fact: I’ve trained in classical ballet since the age of 5 and performed through college.

In my spare time, I’m an outdoor enthusiast. You'll probably see me on a trail, traveling or just creating fun memories wherever I go.

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