Kristine Sorensen

Kristine Sorensen joined KDKA-TV as a reporter/anchor in April 2003.
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VITALS
Joined KDKA: April 2003
Hometown: Winter Park, Florida
Alma Mater: College of William and Mary, Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism

FAVORITES
Music: “Les Miserables” musical Broadway soundtrack
Movie: “The Sound of Music”
TV Show: “CBS Sunday Morning”
Book: “The Poisonwood Bible” by Barbara Kingsolver
Hobbies: Tennis, Crafts, Skiing, Book Club, Gardening
Sports Team: Steelers
Food: Pizza
Local Restaurant: Cucina Bella in Bridgeville
Hidden PA Gem: Children’s Theater Series & Festival
Sport/Exercise: Snow skiing
Historical Figure: Walt Disney
Favorite Pennsylvanian: Martha Graham, dancer
Quote: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Word: Love
Vacation Spot: Tahiti
Holiday: Christmas
Guilty Pleasure: Cool Ranch Doritos

THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Cats or Dogs? Cats
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? Phone call
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Morning person
East Coast or West Coast? East Coast
Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Wars

KKristine Sorensen joined KDKA-TV as a reporter/anchor in April 2003. She anchors KDKA-TV News at 5 p.m. and Noon, and you can also see her weekly Kidsburgh reports, in partnership with Kidsburgh.org, featuring the positive things in our community for kids and families. Kristine also hosted “Pittsburgh Today Live” for 11 years on KDKA.

Kristine came to KDKA-TV after working as a reporter/anchor in Dallas, Texas. She earned a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a Bachelor’s Degree in Government with a minor in dance from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. She received a graduate marketing certificate from Southern Methodist University and has taught at Point Park University as an adjunct professor.

Kristine was honored with an Edward R. Murrow award and an Associated Press award for her feature story on two people who became good friends after one
anonymously donated his stem cells for a life-saving transplant. She also won an AP award for hosting Pittsburgh Today Live which won best news talk show and a Golden Quill award for her series of reports on West Virginia P.O.W. Jessica Lynch.

When she’s not playing with her children, Kristine enjoys reading, playing tennis, taking dance classes and enjoying Pittsburgh’s cultural institutions.
She has studied dance since she was a child and performed with dance companies for 10 years.In 2013, she performed a solo with Bodiography Contemporary Ballet company’s performance at the Byham Theater. She also volunteers her time to direct and run the talent show at her children’s elementary school.

Kristine served on the Board of Trustees for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre for 10 years and has written about dance for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She is an active supporter of the March of Dimes, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Beverly’s Birthdays and Jefferson Awards Foundation. Kristine is married to KDKA-TV Investigative Reporter Marty Griffin. They have two daughters, Sophia and Chloe, and a son, Vincent.


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