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.
Pirates’ pitcher Jason Grilli’s name on Twitter is @GrillCheese49. Now he’s using that nickname to help give back to the Pittsburgh community at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
Much has been said about the emergency response to Wednesday’s stabbings – how effectively everyone worked together to not only contain the situation, but get help to the victims.
A local 8-year-old girl is back in Pittsburgh as part of the cast of the Broadway tour of “Once.”
There’s an explosion of subscription services that deliver just about anything right to your house.
The battle between traditional taxi cabs and new ride-sharing services is heating up.
Chocolate lovers, listen up! There’s a new diet out that promises to let you eat chocolate to lose weight.
If you are on a kick to get fit in 2014, you are not alone.
“Wicked,” one of the most popular Broadway shows in history, is playing in Pittsburgh for the third time.
If you need help with your taxes, it might be as easy as dialing 211.
If you’ve made your New Year’s resolution to get in shape, you’re in luck.
Just a picture of a decadent dessert or an enticing entrée can make our mouths water.
Once our holiday decorations come down, we often notice all the things in our house we want to change.
Pittsburgh is a leader in making its performing arts accessible for people with disabilities — whether it’s a physical impairment, visual impairment, hearing impairment or a developmental disability.
The colorful costumes of the Nutcracker Ballet bring the land of the sweets and flowers and sugarplum fairy to life on stage.
Rachelle Rak is back in the ‘Burgh to teach master classes – including at Capa Downtown.