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Cristin Severance, KGW Investigative Reporter

Cristin Severance is an award-winning investigative news reporter with KGW.
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Cristin Severance, KGW 2019

PORTLAND, Ore. — Cristin Severance is an award-winning investigative news reporter with KGW.

The 9-time Emmy Award winner has years of experience uncovering wrongs and creating change in communities across the country.

Cristin has created and led several investigative franchises throughout her career. Investigative journalism is her true passion and calling.

She comes to KGW after working at the CBS news station in Dallas, Texas, as the station’s consumer investigative reporter.

While in Texas, she extensively covered a couple known as the “serial squatters”, who conned dozens of unsuspecting homeowners out of tens of thousands of dollars in at least two states. Her investigations led to the couples’ arrests and convictions.

She also reported extensively on a nationwide free-trial scheme with thousands of victims across the country and broke several stories on the state’s fake license plate epidemic.

She also appeared on CBS This Morning with her consumer investigation into a Dallas business suing a couple over their Yelp review. Federal legislation was later passed making “non-disparagement clauses” illegal in consumer contracts.

Before Dallas, Cristin worked as the Troubleshooter at the ABC station in San Diego, California. While in San Diego, she uncovered the fire hydrants in one community didn’t work, an issue local officials knew and ignored for thirty years. 

The issue came to light after a family’s home burned down in a massive wild fire and firefighters couldn’t access the hydrants. Her investigations held officials accountable and led to the fire hydrants being replaced.

She’s also worked as an anchor and reporter for the Ohio News Network at WEWS in Cleveland, Ohio; WINK-TV in Fort Myers, Florida; WKBN in Youngstown, Ohio and WDTV in Clarksburg, WV.

Cristin is married to KGW anchor Dan Haggerty. They have worked at multiple TV stations together throughout their career and love living here in Portland, Oregon. They are the proud (and tired) parents of twin toddlers.

Have a tip? Let Cristin know. Email her at callcristin@kgw.com

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