Kristine Sorensen joined KDKA as a reporter/anchor in April 2003. She anchors KDKA News at 5 p.m., as well as special reports and Kidsburgh stories, in partnership with Kidsburgh.org, featuring the positive things in our community for kids and families. Kristine also hosted "Pittsburgh Today Live" for 11 years on KDKA.
Kristine came to KDKA after working as 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 and has taught at Point Park University as an adjunct professor.
Kristine won a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award for Features Reporter for Human Interest Stories for her Kidsburgh reports, including a story on a colorful crossing guard, children in "A Musical Christmas Carol" and a boy with Autism who learned to speak through the help of a special iPad speaking device. That story went viral online and has been seen by more than 2 million people. Kristine has also won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting and an AP Award for hosting Pittsburgh Today Live which won best news talk show.
Kristine enjoys reading, playing tennis, gardening and enjoying Pittsburgh's cultural institutions.
She has studied dance since she was a child and performed with dance companies for 10 years. In 2013, she performed a solo with Bodiography Contemporary Ballet company's performance at the Byham Theater.
Kristine volunteers in many ways in the community. In 2022, she was one of only five people across our parent company, Paramount, to win the "Paramount Impact Award" for her community service, in part for the club she and her son started at his middle school to raise money for the children of Ukraine. She 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, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and Variety the Children's Charity. Kristine is married to KDKA Radio host Marty Griffin. They have two daughters, Sophia and Chloe, and a son, Vincent.
- Joined KDKA: April 2003
- Hometown: Winter Park, Florida
- Alma Mater: College of William and Mary, Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism
- Music: "Les Miserables" musical Broadway soundtrack
- Movie: "The Sound of Music"
- TV Show: "CBS Sunday Morning"
- Book: "The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver
- Hobbies: Tennis, Crafts, Skiing, Book Club, Gardening
- Sports Team: Steelers
- Food: Pizza
- Local Restaurant: Cucina Bella in Bridgeville
- Hidden PA Gem: Children's Theater Series & Festival
- Sport/Exercise: Snow skiing
- Historical Figure: Walt Disney
- Favorite Pennsylvanian: Martha Graham, dancer
- Quote: "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt
- Word: Love
- Vacation Spot: Tahiti
- Holiday: Christmas
- Guilty Pleasure: Cool Ranch Doritos
THIS OR THAT
- Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
- Cats or Dogs? Cats
- Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
- Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
- Phone Call or Text Message? Phone call
- Mac or PC? Mac
- Coffee or Tea? Coffee
- Paper or Plastic? Paper
- Morning Person or Night Person? Morning person
- East Coast or West Coast? East Coast
- Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Wars
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