Heather provides special reports and coverage for WITN newscasts.
NAME: Heather King
TITLE: WITN News
ALMA MATER: University of Missouri
PREVIOUS STATIONS: KOMU-TV
CHILDREN: Lauren, Kate, Charlie and Dixie the Dog
FAVORITE TV SHOW: How I Met Your Mother
FAVORITE BAND: U2, Kelly Clarkson
FAVORITE BOOK: Impossible to pick a favorite, but one favorite is "The Glass Castle" by Jeanette Walls
FAVORITE FOOD: Homemade pizza
FAVORITE BEVERAGE: Green tea
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON YOUR DAY OFF: Sleep in, spend time with my family, try new recipes - especially baking!
FAVORITE SEASON: Autumn
FUN FACT: I’m the youngest of four, and the shortest in my family. I am a towering 5’1” tall.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: An airplane so I could fly home.
Heather King always knew she wanted to be a journalist and tell stories, but she didn't figure out the TV part of it until high school. Heather says, "don't laugh, but a few years on the Glenbard West speech team made the difference." So, she left the Chicago suburb where she grew up for the heart of the Midwest and headed to the University of Missouri.
Heather worked as a reporter and anchor at KOMU-TV, the NBC affiliate in Columbia, Missouri. The minute she felt the buzz and energy of an actual newsroom, she knew she picked the right career. Heather's reporting has been recognized by the Associated Press, the Radio and Television News Directors Association, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Society of Environmental Journalists.
Previously, Heather was the anchor and executive producer of WITN News at Sunrise and also reported.
In July 2017, she made the difficult decision to step away from her daily anchor duties to spend more time with her children.
"The kids are growing up quickly, as children do, and I feel like now is the time to have more meaningful time with them and with my husband," Heather said.
Heather made the transition to a new role at WITN. She now provides special reports and coverage to air in WITN newscasts. She'd love to hear your story ideas. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heather and her husband Chris live in Greenville with their children, Lauren, Kate, and Charlie, and their dog, Dixie.
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