Kate Houston joined the NewsWatch12 team in July 2017. She grew up in Sacramento and San Jose, California. In high school, Kate developed a passion for storytelling and video production while working for the school’s broadcast TV station, KBFT. This passion followed her as she headed to the University of Oregon to pursue a degree in broadcast journalism. All four years of college Kate was a reporter, anchor, then executive producer of Duck TV News. She covered stories ranging from city policy changes to low attendance ratings within Oregon high schools. During that time she interned for NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit, which solidified her love of watchdog journalism. Kate believes journalists should look out for the little guy, and not be afraid to hold people’s feet to the fire. Kate’s passion for journalism stems from a love of videography, an enthusiasm for interacting with the community around her, and a firm belief that people need to be accountable for their actions. She hopes to incorporate all of these when covering stories every day. When Kate is not reporting on or reading the news, you can find her hiking, camping, or spending time outdoors. Kate loves to cook, try Oregon's famous craft beers, and explore the beautiful state parks. If you have tips or story ideas feel free to reach out to Kate on Twitter or Facebook.