Kristen Conner

Reporter, Anchor, and speech writer in Huntsville, Alabama

Kristen Conner

Reporter, Anchor, and speech writer in Huntsville, Alabama

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I'm a strategic communicator with undeniable energy and passion. My skills include media relations, executive level writing, and news reporting.

I am a speech writer contract employee at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and a former journalist.

I have proven that I'm the kind of professional who seeks hard work and jumps on breaking news/crisis communications and works to perfect strategic messaging.

Previously a Murrow Award-winning Anchor/Reporter at WHNT News 19 in Huntsville, Alabama, I anchored the Sunday evening shows and often turned multiple packages per reporting day. I also did live reports across North Alabama. I worked closely with local city governments and education systems, along with the federal installation, Redstone Arsenal, for WHNT.

Before my time in Alabama, I reported at WVVA News in West Virginia. I worked from the main station after I was promoted from a position as the Greenbrier Valley Bureau Chief. I also have intern experience at NBC Philadelphia and WBOC-TV in Salisbury, MD.

I often worked as a one-man-band multimedia journalist and have been awarded for my work as such. A half-hour documentary I produced with a team of two others received a regional Edward R. Murrow Award in April 2017. The Virginias AP Broadcasters honored me with 2014's "Outstanding Effort by an Individual Reporter" award. Please view my resume for further achievements.

I've covered a wide range of topics, most memorably a coal-processing chemical spill in Charleston, WV, Alabama legislators' effort to impeach Governor Robert Bentley, a half-hour special report documenting the work of Huntsville's Downtown Rescue Mission, and live snowstorm coverage that left me stuck in a small town overnight. I have general assignment experience to handle the day-to-day of any newsroom or communications shop, and experience to connect with a community or executive. I have also produced award-winning live telethons, news series, and investigative projects.

In my spare time, I like to read, spend time with my husband and two dachshunds, buy shoes, hike, and explore the area I now call "home."

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  • Work
    • WHNT News 19, WVVA, LSINC Corp
  • Education
    • Rowan University