Katherine Cook

KGW Reporter

Katherine Cook joined KGW NewsChannel 8 in the summer of 2007.

A native Oregonian, Katherine is passionate about her community and telling the stories of those who live in it. Katherine’s news writing has earned several first place awards from the Oregon Associated Press and the Oregon Association of Broadcasters. She was also nominated for a Northwest Regional Emmy for Sports Reporting in 2011.

Before moving to Portland, Katherine spent two years at KKTV in Colorado Springs. Between blizzards and tornados, she covered her share of daring rescue attempts common in the Mountain West, and reported weekly on issues relevant to the region’s extensive military community.

Prior to her time in Colorado, Katherine was a weekend anchor and reporter for KDRV in Medford. She began her journalism career as KDRV's Klamath Falls Bureau Chief, specializing in environmental issues affecting the Klamath Basin.

Katherine grew up in Portland and attended Reynolds High School. She earned degrees from Mt. Hood Community College and Western Oregon University, where she ran track for the Wolves.

In her spare time, Katherine enjoys running, hiking, painting, playing the violin and is an avid sports fan. She’s also a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.