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Kristen PowersReporter

Connect With Kristen Powers

I am thrilled to be a part of the Eyewitness News team here in Bakersfield. I joined KBAK/KBFX as a multimedia journalist in October 2016.

I was born in Miami, raised in Milwaukee, and now I am excited to call Bakersfield home.

I received my master’s degree in broadcast and digital journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. I am also a proud graduate of Marquette University, where I received my bachelor's degree in broadcast and electronic communication. During this time, I spent six months studying at King’s College in London.

Before joining Eyewitness News, I reported in Washington, D.C., as a correspondent for two television stations in Arkansas. I spent most of my time on Capitol Hill and had the honor of covering a story at The White House. I have reported on the presidential primary elections for Skype/Microsoft, wrote about women’s issues for Bustle and produced a virtual reality mini-documentary on homelessness in Syracuse, New York.

I love creative storytelling and that everyday this job is different. I am constantly meeting new people, learning something new and exploring new places. From hard news to entertainment—I love it all.

When I’m not reporting, I love spending quality time with family and friends. I also like to sing, find a good bargain and travel. I am Egyptian and German, so I love learning about different cultures, and of course trying all the food! I look forward to taking up hiking as a hobby in beautiful Southern California.

If you have a story idea or want to say hello, connect with me on Facebook, Twitter or by email (kpowers@bakersfieldnow.com). I would love to hear from you!