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Kale Williams, KGW Environmental Reporter

Kale Williams focuses on reporting about environmental issues and climate change. He joined KGW in September of 2022.
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Kale Williams is a reporter at KGW focusing on environmental issues and climate change. He joined KGW in September of 2022.

He previous worked at The Oregonian/OregonLive, where he covered science and the environment, as well as public safety issues, COVID-19 and trending news. 

Before moving to the Pacific Northwest, he was a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, where he covered breaking news. 

Williams has won a number of awards, including two regional Emmys, a Scripps-Howard Award for environmental journalism and an award for Best Narrative Newspaper Writing from the Mayborn Institute. 

He published a book, “The Loneliest Polar Bear,” in 2021 that chronicled the life of a young polar bear named Nora and examined how climate change is affecting her wild counterparts and the lives of Native Alaskans who live in the Arctic.

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