Fresh out of Syracuse University, Kristin Carlson began her storytelling at WCAX, first working as an intern, producer, reporter.
Her journey as a journalist took her to all corners of Vermont and beyond. There were stories on staying safe, shopping and smoke detectors. There were sad stories about soldiers being sent to war. There were happy and silly times, stories about kissing cows in Orange County. There were hometown parades to cover.
But Kristin's passion was politics. She reported on the comings and goings from the Statehouse. Kristin even reported from the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington.
Her storytelling won national praise. She won a prestigious award for her work on migrant workers on Vermont farms.
Based out of the capital for more of her career, Kristin made complex public policy easy to understand, cutting through the jargon so the viewer knew what was happening. She covered campaigns, spending hours asking questions to politicians. At times it got prickly, like when a candidate for New York governor decided he had enough and walked out of a live interview. The interview was on The :30. Kristin helped start this new broadcast on Channel 3 in 2010. Just about anything could happen here; one minute music, there could be cooking and then maybe quizzing the policymakers.
In TV, the public watches reporters grow older. They see the changing hairstyles. Kristin got married during her time here, and then came Sophia. Sophia got to cook with her mom and dad on TV. And the toddler even got to see the bright lights of a political debate with her mom.
It was fast and fun-- 14 years. Now, off to a new job. Kristin begins work soon with Green Mountain Power-- answering, not asking the questions. We thank her for her storytelling, her commitment to journalism and a job she loved. We will call it a job well done.
Saturday, March 8 2014 10:21 AM EST2014-03-08 15:21:27 GMT
Two firefighters are recovering from minor injuries. They were injured while fighting a at the Bennett Farm on Route 15 on the Johnson-Cambridge town line. The fire started in a shed around 7:30 FridayMore >>
Two firefighters are recovering from minor injuries.More >>
Saturday, March 8 2014 10:20 AM EST2014-03-08 15:20:42 GMT
Friends are rallying around families who lost everything in an apartment building fire in St. Johnsbury. They immediately took to Facebook after hearing about this fire and started planning to collectMore >>
Friends are rallying around families who lost everything in an apartment building fire in St. Johnsbury.More >>
Saturday, March 8 2014 10:20 AM EST2014-03-08 15:20:05 GMT
Reporter: "What are some of the most common burn injuries that we see with kids coming into the hospital?" Jim Esdon, Dartmouth Hitchcock Injury Prevention Center: "This time of year, the glass frontedMore >>
We've had another cold week that's left homeowners cranking the heat. But what does that mean for kids' safety?More >>
Saturday, March 8 2014 10:19 AM EST2014-03-08 15:19:21 GMT
Armed with just two L rods, 87-year-old John Wayne Blassingame starts looking for water by asking yes or no questions. "Does it go past 20 feet, does it go past 30 feet, yah," he says. The rods crossingMore >>
A national organization based in Danville says it is providing resources to people in desperate need to find water.More >>
Saturday, March 8 2014 8:31 AM EST2014-03-08 13:31:36 GMT
The Governor is traveling to Rhode Island Saturday. His office says Governor Peter Shumlin will be at Brown University in Providence taking part in a forum with the Rhode Island Governor. While theMore >>
The Governor is traveling to Rhode Island Saturday. More >>
Saturday, March 8 2014 8:17 AM EST2014-03-08 13:17:30 GMT
We have some ideas for your Saturday. IRISH FESTIVAL The 19th annual Burlington Irish Heritage Festival kicks off today. There is a lecture about the role of Irish immigrants in the Civil War at theMore >>
Friday, March 7 2014 7:28 PM EST2014-03-08 00:28:44 GMT
Williston Police say, the powder was from a generic prescription medication. They say, the man was from Burlington and had the paperwork in his pocket with his medicine and that's how it got on there. More >>
Williston Police say, the powder was from a generic prescription medication. They say, the man was from Burlington and had the paperwork in his pocket with his medicine and that's how it got on there.More >>