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A fond farewell to Kristin Carlson

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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.

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