Kristin Nelson joined FOX8 News in February 2010. She is thrilled to be on the East Coast, in beautiful North Carolina.
Originally from metro Detroit, Kristin earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from Michigan State University, and she didn't have to travel far to start her career. Just four hours north of her hometown, she worked as the sole bureau reporter for the CBS affiliate in Traverse City, Mich.
After spending two years covering everything from court cases to political races and a lot of blustery, cold weather, Kristin headed south to Springfield, Mo., where she reported early morning news for the NBC affiliate, KYTV. While there, she received a Missouri Broadcaster's Award for reporting on one of the most devastating tornadoes in the state's history.
When she's not working, Kristin is usually out exploring the Piedmont Triad or walking her little Shih-Tzu, Lacy. In her spare time she enjoys shopping, boating, going to the movies and traveling with friends.
Kristin is always looking for a good story to share. If you have an idea you would like to pass her way, please e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.