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.
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Disney is closing its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business in a move set to shake up the media landscape.
California is calling in the National Guard for the first time to help protect communities from wildfires like the one that destroyed much of the city of Paradise last fall.
The House voted 47-8 on Tuesday to prohibit drilling and exploration on state marine waters. The measure indefinitely extends a 10-year ban on the practice that was set to expire next year.
They're proposing a measure that would require cities to offer more housing options than the typical single-family home. That means building more townhouse, apartments and duplexes.
Tesla unveiled a new all-electric SUV on Thursday night that the automaker hopes will win over consumers looking for an all-electric alternative in the most popular segment of the auto market.
The California Science Center has spent five years sniffing out the answers to hundreds of other canine questions.
Developing information on the mass shooting at two mosques in New Zealand.
The Connecticut Supreme Court is scheduled to rule on whether gun maker Remington can be sued for making the Bushmaster rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.
Two college students have filed a lawsuit against the University of Southern California, Yale University and other colleges where prosecutors say parents paid bribes to ensure their children's admission.
President Donald Trump is renewing his threat to veto a congressional resolution revoking his declaration of an emergency at the southern border.