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Michelle Li

Meet Michelle Li

I have been at KING 5 since 2016. I have loved living and working in Seattle and am so honored to call it home. You can catch me on the morning show, where I focus mostly on consumer advocacy stories before anchoring KING 5 Mornings on KONG with Steve Bunin at 7 a.m.

Before moving to mornings, I helped launch Take 5, a show that brought me a deeper sense of the community and an incredible amount of joy. I even got to share struggles with fertility and the birth of my first son during my tenure on the show. I will always be grateful to our viewers for their support during that special time in my life and career.

Before Seattle, I worked as the main evening anchor at legacy stations in Wisconsin, North Carolina and Missouri. 

I've been the recipient of 9 regional Emmys and 4 national Murrow Awards for social justice issues, women's health rights, transgender issues, writing and innovation. I've been thrown in hurricanes, tornadoes, ice storms and blizzards, but I think my favorite assignment was spending a couple of weeks on the road covering back-to-back Final Fours chasing the Wisconsin Badgers. Locally, my favorite stories always seem to revolve around fishing, crabbing or exploring the outdoors.

I am a Korean adoptee, and have committed much of my spare time volunteering and advocating for adoptees and their families. Congress recognized my work with an Angel in Adoption award in 2010 for working with adoptees and children in foster care.

My husband and I are happily married, and we are experiencing the greatest joy being new(ish) parents. We used to love cooking and exploring the outdoors, but these days we seem to enjoy chilling at home and catching up on sleep.

I love hearing from you! Please shoot me an email at mli@king5.com or find me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.