Seattle viewers tuning in to KING on TV or its digital platforms will see a new, but familiar, face as the station welcomes former Seattle City Police Chief Carmen Best as a KING law enforcement analyst. “I’m thrilled for this opportunity,” said Best when asked about her new role at the station.
KING, Tegna’s NBC affiliate in Seattle, is airing a series of half-hour specials on racial inequality and social justice titled, Facing Race. The 13 half-hour specials are airing immediately after Sunday Night Football, a highly viewed and coveted time slot for NBC affiliates.
Scott Altus is making the 1,200 mile move from KOMO in Seattle to KTLA in Los Angeles. He will start his new position June 22nd.
The 19th annual Home Team Harvest broke records for the third year in a row. Over the years, Home Team Harvest has generated more than 55 million meals for Washington families.
“This award is for the entire station — the result of KING 5’s dedication to investigative journalism. I’m thrilled to be bringing this back to Seattle,” said Susannah Frame, KING’s investigative reporter after accepting the award.
KING, Tegna’s NBC affiliate in Seattle, earned a national Edward R. Murrow Award for its year-long investigative series, Back of the Class.
KING launched a refined brand messaging campaign prior to the February sweeps period, reinforcing the mission of KING: finding the truth for all Northwest communities. “Our organization conducted brand workshops to find our strengths and truly define how we cover news and what we’re passionate about,” said Jay Yovanovich, KING’s marketing director.
KING’s investigative series into the state of special education in Washington was recognized with an award for excellence in reporting on disability. KING is the first television station to be recognized by the Ruderman Award contest. “To be the only news station to ever win this award is a huge honor for our entire team,” said Cheryl Carson. KING’s news director.
KING is airing live Senate and Congressional debates this month starting tonight. Produced by the Washington State Debate Coalition, the debates are free, open to the public. “I hear from the community how much they appreciate the in-depth political coverage that we provide,” said KING’s political reporter.