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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The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety says a man is in the Josephine County Jail after police say he shot at a group of people outside a bar.
Privacy advocates are calling for a new federal agency to oversee consumer data privacy.
The latest caravan of Honduran migrants hoping to reach the U.S. has crossed peacefully into Guatemala, under the watchful eyes of about 200 Guatemalan police and soldiers.
The partial shutdown has put new releases on hold, prevented new breweries from opening and stopped shipments of some suds across state lines.
Another Pacific storm is bearing down on California, bringing a threat of mudslides to the site of the deadliest wildfire in state history and a rare blizzard warning in the Sierra Nevada.
President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general says he doesn't believe special counsel Robert Mueller "would be involved in a witch hunt."
A federal judge in New York has barred the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.
Netflix is raising its U.S. prices by 13 percent to 18 percent, its biggest increase since the company launched its streaming service 12 years ago.
The Jacksonville Police Department says there have been three suspected dog poisoning cases reported within the last week.
A legal opinion from the U.S. Department of Justice could threaten the viability of U.S. online gambling that crosses state lines.