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Kristine Sorensen

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Kristine Sorensen joined KDKA-TV as a reporter/anchor in April 2003. She can be seen hosting Pittsburgh Today Live, anchoring KDKA-TV News at 5pm alongside Ken Rice and doing special reports for the evening newscasts.

Kristine returned to Pittsburgh where she was Washington County Bureau Chief after being 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.

Kristine was recently 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, 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. More recently in 2013, she recently performed a solo with Bodiography Contemporary Ballet company’s “Multiplicity” performance at the Byham Theater.

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, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, the National Parkinson Foundation and Variety’s “My Bike” program, providing adaptive bikes for disable children.

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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Expert Offers Tips To Avoid Becoming ‘Helicopter Parents’

Have you heard of helicopter parenting? Some recent studies have shown that it can actually do more harm than good to children as they get older.

05/28/2013

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Buy Or Sell Old Clothes With New Website

Would you like to make some money from the clothes you don’t wear anymore? Or do you have designer taste but not the income? A new website called Tradesy just might be for you.

05/20/2013

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Doctor Offers Warning Over Wrigley’s New Caffeine Gum

Coffee, soda and energy drinks – millions of people turn to them for a quick energy jolt. But now there’s a new product that’s said to offer up that same kick.

04/03/2013

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Countless Scholarships Available To Help Pay For College

If you’re worried about how you are going to pay for college, you’re not alone. However, there is help out there in the form of scholarships. There are plenty out there for varying amounts, but you need to find them and apply.

03/14/2013

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Consumer Reports’ Tips To Make Your Car Last

These days, people are looking for any way to stretch a dollar. One way can be by holding onto your car longer. Today the average vehicle has been on the road nearly 11 years, according to Polk Research. Consumer Reports can help you go the distance and save you big bucks.

03/08/2013

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4 Ways To Better Praise Your Children

From the moment they’re born, parents want the best for their kids – helping guide, teach and encourage them as they grow. One way parents do that is with words, especially praise. But is all praise… good praise?

02/26/2013

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Congress Honors Local Man As ‘Black History Month Nominee’

A local man received a prestigious honor in Washington, D.C. today.

02/25/2013

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Putting At-Home Gel Manicure Kits To The Test

Have you tried the new gel manicure at the salon that dries instantly and lasts for two weeks without chipping? It’s great, but it’s pricey — usually starting at $40.

02/19/2013

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Living Pittsburgh Girl’s Offer Tips For Affordable Valentine’s Day

If you’re not ready for Valentine’s Day, no fear. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to treat your sweetheart.

02/12/2013

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Websites Offer Ways To Save On Healthcare

Healthcare costs are expected to rise this year on everything from prescription drugs to co-pays. However, there are ways you can save and even get care for free.

01/29/2013

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Prognosis Good For Infant Born With Rare Heart Defect

KDKA-TV’s Kristine Sorensen got the chance to meet a wonderful family recently. They are so upbeat, despite what they’ve been through and are grateful for the care their son has received at Children’s Hospital.

12/17/2012

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Local Couple Marks 12-12-12 With Wedding Vows

Today’s date is 12-12-12 and it will be the last time in almost a century that this will happen again, where all three numbers in the date repeat.

12/12/2012

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Sen. Casey Proposes New Rules For Gift Cards

Gift cards are a popular item during the holidays, but many of them can have hidden fees and expiration dates. Now, United States Sen. Bob Casey is leading the push to protect consumers.

12/11/2012

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Local Student Selected To Be In U.S. Army All-American Marching Band

A local high school student is one of only 125 in the country to be selected to be in this year’s U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. There was a special ceremony for him at his school on Monday.

12/03/2012

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Could New Hormone Diet Work For You?

The “Hormone Diet” is getting a stamp of approval in Pittsburgh. KDKA-TV asked two people to try the popular diet for six weeks and both lost weight on the program. It’s based on the best-selling book “The Hormone Diet,” by naturopathic doctor Natasha Turner.

11/13/2012

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