Posted: Oct 21, 2010 4:54 PM
Updated: Nov 5, 2012 2:04 PM
Kristen joins the LEX 18 crew from Fort Wayne, Indiana where she previously worked as a general assignment reporter for WISE 33 News. What brings her to Lexington? A horse lover for many years, how could she pass up the horse capital of the world?! It's what got her into this business in the first place.
During her quarter horse showing years in middle school, Kristen remembers Indianapolis reporter Anne Marie Tiernon coming to her house for a story about a virus cripling several horses in the area, including one of their own. Kristen watched as Anne Marie told the story that warned horse owners of the potentially deadly disease and decided she too, wanted to tell the stories affecting people's lives.
She took that passion to DePauw University, where she began in radio, but fell in love with television news. That's where she also found another passion . . . travelling! A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity presented itself at DePauw for Kristen to travel overseas to Fiji, Australia and New Zealand. Kava ceremonies in Fiji, exploring the beaches and Outback of Australia, (meeting 'The Crocodile Hunter'!) and canvassing the south island of New Zealand are some of the best memories of the trip, not to mention all the people she met from all corners of the world!