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Kelsey joined the KHQ news team as an anchor/reporter in April of 2012, and is excited to live and work in Spokane!

Before coming to KHQ, Kelsey anchored the top-rated morning newscast at KTVZ in Bend, Oregon. During her four years at KTVZ she covered major stories throughout the state, including the 4th Death Penalty Sentencing Trial for Oregon's most expensive prisoner, Randy Lee Guzek. She was also given the "Unsung Hero Award" from the Crooked River Ranch Fire Department for her coverage of its trainings and community programs.

One of her passions is child abuse prevention and education. While in Bend, Kelsey was blessed to serve as the media representative for KIDS Center, a child abuse intervention center which helps over 600 children each year. She also volunteered twice a week, and became a Darkness to Light facilitator, to help educate adults about how to better prevent child abuse.

Kelsey graduated Summa Cum Laude from Chapman University in Orange, California in 2007, earning a BFA in Television & Broadcast Journalism and a minor in political science. While there, she also worked with the City of Anaheim as a segment host/producer for "Anaheim Today," and as an executive producer for "Nightcap," Chapman University's late-night talk show.

Kelsey is originally from Portland, Oregon, and is an aspiring runner, "foodie," photographer, and adventurer!

Please email any story ideas to kelsey.watts@khq.com.

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    UPDATE: SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriffs Deputies have stopped looking for a 2nd suspect in a burglary that happened Wednesday evening in Peone Prairie. Deputies believe the man they caught Wednesday was the sole burglar. According to Deputy Mark Gregory, deputies searched into the night for the supposed 2nd burglar, but are confident this morning that there was only one suspect involved.>>
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    IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: KHQ special, 'Beyond the Fire Lines' airs again on SWX

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    KHQ.COM - Since the devastation of the Carlton Complex fire, we've heard hundreds of heartbreaking stories from people who have lost everything, to those who refuse to let the firestorm break their spirits. From communities rallying together, to the heroes on the front lines, all that and more inside "Beyond the Fire Lines."
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  • Green Bluff grass fire: 3 buildings destroyed at Walker's Farm

    Green Bluff grass fire: 3 buildings destroyed at Walker's Farm

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    GREEN BLUFF, Wash.- A fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon at a farm on Green Bluff was 100% contained by 6pm. The fire started on property owned by Walker's Farm. Fire crews were called out to the farm about 2:30pm.
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    GREEN BLUFF, Wash.- A fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon at a farm on Green Bluff was 100% contained by 6pm. The fire started on property owned by Walker's Farm. Fire crews were called out to the farm about 2:30pm.

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