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.
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The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety says M Street is now open after a structure fire at 1098 SE M Street.
The Illinois Valley Fire District is investigating what caused a home to catch on fire in the 5000 block of Thompson Creek Road on October 31, 2019.
Police say they responded to the robbery on October 31, 2019 at the Rite Aid pharmacy in Mt. Shasta.
Tonight kids will be putting on their favorite costumes hoping to get as many treats as they can. For some kids, those treats can be a safety hazard.
A U.S. Coast Guard crew from Astoria has returned after a mission in which they seized nearly 4,000 pounds of cocaine worth approximately $54 million.
In what has become an annual message to the community, Rogue Gateway Rotary club and Asante will partner in promoting awareness of the worldwide effort to wipe out polio.
Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. announced it is scheduled to open its newest Oregon location on Monday, October 28, 2019. It is located at 3370 Washburn Way in Klamath Falls.
Police in southeastern England say 39 people were found dead in a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria.
Members of Congress are set to hear directly from the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, who was drawn into a Trump administration effort to leverage U.S. military aid for the country.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has responded to President Donald Trump's executive order giving state and local governments the authority to refuse to accept refugees.