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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U.S. Cellular is showing kids at the Boys & Girls Club of the Rogue Valley the importance of STEM, in the hopes it will create a more diverse engineering workforce in the future.
A federal audit says government hospitals have placed Native American patients at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses.
Police departments around the country are partnering with the doorbell camera company Ring in an effort to fight crime and create a sort of modern-day neighborhood watch.
Oregon State Police say a Bend area resident is dead following a two car, head on crash on Highway 97 near milepost 197 in Klamath County.
A dozen churches in the Los Angeles area have declared themselves sanctuaries for migrant families as the Trump administration's immigration crackdown is scheduled to begin.
Hundreds of demonstrators are gathered at the base of Hawaii's tallest mountain to protest the construction of a giant telescope on land that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred.
Police said the car crash is an active crime scene and roads will remain closed until further notice.
When he resigned as defense secretary last December, Jim Mattis thought it might take two months to install a successor. That seemed terribly long at the time.
The Illinois Valley Fire District says at 10:28 p.m. on Wednesday July 10, 2019 they responded to a barn on fire in the 600 block of Garner Road.
President Donald Trump is directing the government to revamp the nation's care for kidney disease to give more people with failing kidneys a chance at early transplants and home dialysis.