Kristen is the News Director at KHQA where she handles the day to day operations of the newsroom.
Kristen is an Adams County native. She graduated from Camp Point Central High School. She received her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Illinois – Champaign/Urbana.
After graduating from college she worked at KSPR-TV in Springfield, MO working her way up from Producer to Executive Producer. During her time at KSPR she won a number of awards including the Missouri Broadcast Award for Best Newscast and Best Special.
Her next job took her to beautiful Savannah, Georgia where she worked for WJCL as the Managing Editor.
In 2008, Kristen moved back to Illinois to be the Assistant News Director at WMBD in Peoria, IL.
Her last stop before Quincy was at FOX 59 in Indianapolis. She spent 4 years in Indiana as the station’s Content Manager.
Kristen came to KHQA in the summer of 2014. She since has been honored with the 2015 Ray Gomez Journalism Award at the Kneeland Project and dozens of Regional Broadcasting Awards.