Kristin Carlson is the co-anchor of "The :30" at 5:30 p.m. The program features in-depth interviews with Vermonters, from the big issues of the day, to unique events, to fun stories. Kristin is also the Senior Political Reporter for Channel 3 News.
In 2010, Kristin won an Alfred I. duPont Columbia University silver baton for her series "Foreigners on the Farm" that exposed illegal labor is keeping many Vermont dairy farms alive. The duPont is the highest award in broadcast journalism.
In 2009, Kristin won an Edward R. Murrow for Best Investigative Reporting. The story called "Harassment on the Job" looked into how women employees are treated in the Vermont Transportation Agency.
In 2008, Kristin won an Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Investigative Reporting for "Smoke Screen." It uncovered the difference in smoke detectors following a fatal fire in Barre. One of her most memorable stories, it involved wearing full fire gear, while Barre City firefighters put photoelectric and ionization detectors to the test in a smoke-filled home. Since the stories aired, the state passed a law requiring photoelectric detectors in new homes.
Also in 2008, Kristin won an Edward R. Murrow Award for Best News Series for a report on Vermont Yankee Nuclear called "Power Struggle."
In 2006, Kristin won an Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Continuing Coverage of the Ferrisburgh Grange fire and the effort to rebuild after the arson.
Kristin is host of WCAX-TV's "You Can Quote Me." She is also a regular contributor to the Vermont political exchange, appearing on Vermont Public Television's "Vermont This Week," and calling WDEV every afternoon with an update on the big story of the day.
Kristin is a 1999 graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She also traveled abroad for a semester to study in Strasbourg, France, and enjoys speaking and hearing French whenever possible.
At the end of her workday, Kristin loves going home to spend time with her husband and daughter and their cat, Tiger.