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Sean Owsley joined the KHQ news team originally in 1993.

Spokane is Sean’s hometown, and he says “I feel lucky and privileged to work in my hometown”. You can see Sean as a morning anchor on KHQ Local News Today and as the managing editor and host of Invest Northwest, Sunday mornings at 7:30.

Sean is a graduate of Eastern Washington University’s Journalism program and still maintains ties to his alma mater. He periodically helps host EWU events and works with young students to help answer questions about their potential futures in broadcasting.

Sean anchored at WATE in Knoxville, Tennessee for 3 years, returning to Spokane and KHQ in 2002 “to return home to raise a family.”

During his time at KHQ Sean has covered major stories that have shaped our area; the Joseph Duncan Crimes, the Joel Building Fire, the Mayor West scandal and the past two major winters, to name a few. Sean finds reporting on people who’ve battled tough times and persevered to be the most rewarding and best part of his job.

Sean comes from a local media family, as his father was a Spokane radio staple for three decades. You may remember him as “The Nearly Famous Gary C!”

Sean enjoys “old music” like Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, and The Beatles (with a little Tim McGraw or Clint Black mixed in). In the summertime, Sean enjoys singing in Wauconda or Republic with Dave & the gang. Sean is also a fan of the Seattle Seahawks. His greatest joy is his wife and son.

  • KHQ Anchors

    • Stephanie Vigil

      Stephanie is the proud recipient of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award and several Emmy awards.

    • Dan Kleckner

      Spokane and KHQ have been Dan's home since 1985.  Dan says, "it seems every year that goes by, I get to add to the incredible list of people I have had the chance to meet..."
    • Sean Owsley

      During his time at KHQ Sean has covered major stories that have shaped our area.
    • Kalae Chock

      Kalae is excited to be part of Spokane's #1 morning show with Sean Owsley, as KHQ's crime tracker reporter.  She also anchors the KHQ Saturday morning show.
       

    • Claire Graham

      Claire Graham is so excited to be part of the KHQ team! You can watch her Monday through Friday in the evenings, when she anchors the Fox First at 10 and 11@11 newscasts.
  • KHQ Reporters

    • Patrick Erickson

      Patrick Erickson was born and raised in the beautiful Inland Northwest and is a reporter for KHQ Local News and KAYU Fox First At Ten.
    • Claire Graham

      Claire Graham is so excited to be part of the KHQ team! You can watch her Monday through Friday in the evenings, when she anchors the Fox First at 10 and 11@11 newscasts.
    • Matt Rogers

      In February of 2009, Matt's position at KHQ evolved when he was offered the opportunity to cover Sports.
    • Peter Maxwell

      Peter T. Maxwell Jr. joined the KHQ news team in 2017 as a reporter.

    • Hayley Guenthner

      Hayley Guenthner joined the KHQ news team as an anchor/reporter in January 2016.

    • Joe McHale

      Joe McHale joined the KHQ news team in December 2015, and can’t wait to explore the Inland Northwest.

  • Weather

    • Leslie Lowe

      Leslie Lowe is our weekday evening forecaster for KHQ Local News.  In addition, she can be seen forecasting the weather on SWX.
    • Blake Jensen

      Blake is a Washington native and graduated from Washington State University in 2009.
    • Ryan Overton

      Ryan Overton joined KHQ news team in November of 2014 as a weekend weather anchor and a member of the SWX weather team. Ryan made the move from "the last frontier", Alaska after working in Anchorage.
    • Bridgette Larsen

      Bridgette Larsen is from the California Bay area and moved to the Pacific Northwest to attend school at Washington State University. A proud Coug, joined the KHQ team in December 2014.
    • Dave Law

      Dave Law's 25 years of forecasting experience has taken him around the world a time or two.
    • Amy Rose

      Amy's interest in weather came at a very young age. What started off as a fear of storms turned into a passion for weather and forecasting.
  • KHQ, SWX Sports

    • Sam Adams

      Sam Adams is the senior sports anchor at KHQ-TV and has helped to launch SWX, Spokane's first and only all-sports and weather channel.
    • Femi Abebefe

      Femi Abebefe joined the KHQ and SWX sports team as an Anchor/Reporter in August of 2016.
    • Lindsay Joy

      Lindsay joined the KHQ and SWX sports team in October of 2014 as an Anchor/Reporter.
      Lindsay joined the KHQ and SWX sports team in October of 2014 as an Anchor/Reporter.
    • Matt Rogers

      In February of 2009, Matt's position at KHQ evolved when he was offered the opportunity to cover Sports.
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