Sharon Ko

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Name: Sharon Ko
Date registered: May 4, 2012


Sharon Ko joined the KDRV NewsWatch 12 team in September of 2011 coming from another member of the Chambers Communications family, KEZI 9 News in Eugene, Oregon. Sharon Ko joined the KEZI 9 News team in May of 2010 as a reporter based out of KEZI’s Roseburg newsroom. She graduated from the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, majoring in Electronic Media with a minor in Political Science. During college, she interned at KOIN News 6 and Fox 12 News in Portland where she found her love for journalism. Sharon has lived in Oregon her whole life, and enjoys reporting about her home state. She believes that news is about telling the heart of every story, and is excited to be part of KDRV NewsWatch 12′s award-winning News team. If you have any story ideas, you can send Sharon an e-mail at

Latest posts

  1. Younger Patients Hospitalized for Flu — December 30, 2013
  2. Domestic Disputes Rise During Holidays — December 30, 2013
  3. Medford Crime Statistics Released — December 30, 2013
  4. MacLevin’s Closing After 15 Years — December 26, 2013
  5. Woman Provides Help for Homeless Pets — December 25, 2013

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“Our Foster Kids” Hand Out Presents

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — More than three hundred foster kids will get a Christmas this year in Josephine County. “Our Foster Kids” a non-profit organization is working with the Department of Human Services to hand out Christmas presents. Foster kids will receive everything from electronics to stuffed animals. The idea behind these presents is so … Continue reading »

Family of Fatal Crash Victim Speaks Out

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — A driver responsible for hitting and killing two Josephine County men is still on the run. Back in October, a driver hit Jared Houston and his friend, killing both of them. Houston’s mother says there doesn’t seem to be any movement in the case and she says OSP admits their resources … Continue reading »

Volunteers Stepping Up to Patrol Parks

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — For the first time, the Josephine County Parks Department has a patrol unit. Tom Pearce Park is just one of several parks volunteers are patrolling in Josephine County. The patrol unit for the Josephine County Parks Department is made up of six people. Each volunteer patrol officer has a background in … Continue reading »

Photographer Donates Pictures to Hospice

ASHLAND, Ore. — A Southern Oregon photographer is sharing his work for those who are spending their last moments at a hospice. Mark Lunn donated several posters of his work to Skylark Assisted Living. By 2014 his goal is to reach all 6,000 hospices across America. He got the idea from his wife who is … Continue reading »

Water Levels at All Time Low

MEDFORD, Ore. — Water levels in Southern Oregon are at an all-time low this time of the year. Many waterways and reservoirs are down below the average level compared to last year. Watermasters are hoping for more rain or snow in the next few months. “The winter snow pack is an  additional reservoir for water that feeds all … Continue reading »

New K-9 Joins Medford Police

MEDFORD, Ore. — A new officer is joining the Medford Police Department from Holland. Barry is a 4-year-old dutch shepherd and he will be the departments new K-9. He will be a patrol canine, meaning he’ll be responsible for tracking down and chasing suspects. Barry will probably work for five years and his training will be constant. … Continue reading »

Suspected Bank Burglar Arrested

MEDFORD, Ore. — A man who’s suspected of burglarizing multiple banks across southern Oregon is now behind bars. NewsWatch 12 reported Monday night, two men were using a fishing line and other devices to pull bank deposits from the exterior drop boxes. Several banks in southern Oregon found those devices in their boxes and deposited … Continue reading »

Fire Investigation Begins at Restaurant

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford-Fire investigators began searching for clues to find out how a fire started at Marie Callender’s restaurant. But before they could begin, investigators had to wait for crews to knock down some of the leaning walls and remove debris for safety reasons. As they look through the debris, pictures taken by a witness … Continue reading »

Criminals “Fishing” Bank Deposit Boxes

MEDFORD, Ore. — Criminals have found a new way to steal money from a bank. Medford Police call it “fishing,” where a fishing line and other devices are used to pull bank deposits from the exterior drop boxes. Several banks across southern oregon reported finding those devices left behind and money gone from their deposit … Continue reading »

Medford Police Help WWII Veteran

MEDFORD, Ore. — Four Medford Police officers went above and beyond their duties to help a veteran. The officers responded to a home on North Barneburg Road. They say a driver ran into a tree and then into a concrete fence. The broken pieces ended up on a 90-year-old WWII veteran’s yard and on his neighbor’s property. … Continue reading »

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