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Kristin Ketchell

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  • Friends of McDowell County Train Fatality speak out, Ask for Donations

    Friends of McDowell County Train Fatality speak out, Ask for Donations

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:46:55 GMT
    Tragedy strikes on train tracks in southern West Virginia. One person is dead and two others hurt after coming too close to a train in McDowell County.
    Tragedy strikes on train tracks in southern West Virginia. One person is dead and two others hurt after coming too close to a train in McDowell County.
  • NEW DETAILS: Tips leads to sex offender's capture in Princeton

    NEW DETAILS: Tips leads to sex offender's capture in Princeton

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:22:55 GMT
    State Troopers out of Princeton, WV confirmed that they are looking for Christopher Lee Tolliver, a registered sex offender. Tolliver was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing on Tuesday Aug. 19, 2014, but failed to show up.
    State Troopers out of Princeton, WV confirmed that they are looking for Christopher Lee Tolliver, a registered sex offender. Tolliver was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing on Tuesday Aug. 19, 2014, but failed to show up.
  • Family left homeless in Raysal, McDowell County after a fire rips through their house

    Family left homeless in Raysal, McDowell County after a fire rips through their house

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:19:25 GMT
    A fire late Thursday night leaves a family in McDowell County homeless. Everyone was able to get out of the home in Raysal safely, but a friend of the family, who saved their dog, told us it was a very close call.
    A fire late Thursday night leaves a family in McDowell County homeless. Everyone was able to get out of the home in Raysal safely, but a friend of the family, who saved their dog, told us it was a very close call.

Kristin Ketchell joined the Stormtracker 13 weather team in March 2012.

She came to WOWK from KDRV-TV in Medford, Ore., where she spent more than two years as the morning meteorologist.

Although she spent the past few years on the west coast, she is no stranger to life back east. Kristin was born and raised in New Jersey and attended college at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. She graduated with a B.S. in meteorology with a concentration in Broadcasting.

Her love of weather began long before she entered college when two of the largest winter storms rolled through her hometown during the Blizzards of '93 and '96. Then in 2006, she was vacationing with family when Hurricane Charley battered the eastern seaboard. She has always been fascinated by Mother Nature and considered herself a big "weather nerd."

In addition to weather, Kristin is also an avid animal lover and spent her time in Oregon volunteering with the Southern Oregon Humane Society. She helped with special events for the shelter, worked with the animals, and even helped with animal adoptions. She considers the experience incredibly rewarding and is looking forward to continuing to volunteer with similar organizations in West Virginia.

In her spare time, Kristin enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, traveling, and playing with her dog, Isis.

She is excited to see what West Virginia has to offer and is looking forward to what new adventures she will have the pleasure to experience.

Be sure to follow her on Twitter @KristinKetchell