Nina Mehlhaf gets up bright and early to co-anchor KGW News at Sunrise.
The alarm goes off at 2am, and then again at 2:10am, just in case. She loves the opportunity to show all sides of her personality on the Sunrise show: serious, heartfelt and silly and loves interacting with viewers in our live, unscripted, online streaming show she hosts called Sunrise +Extra. Nina also writes and produces a daily webcast called What's Happening on our social media pages.
Nina was born and raised in Portland. She first got the itch to cover news after watching KGW reporters on freeway overpasses and Sylvan Hill as a child, hoping for a snow day. She loves cooking and trying new foods and restaurants in our amazing city. Gardening, leisurely bike rides (nothing too hard) and discovering new places to take her daughter are also fun things to do on the weekend. You will never catch her running.
Before coming to Portland, Nina was the main anchor of KTVZ NewsChannel 21 in beautiful Bend, Oregon. While there she earned awards from the Oregon Association of Broadcasters for Best Coverage of Breaking News in 2008 and 2011. She's also been honored for her reporting by Oregon Press Women. The Source Weekly newspaper and Central Oregon Magazine have also awarded her Best TV Personality.
Prior to Bend, she was a reporter and anchor at KTXL Fox40 in Sacramento, California. There she covered many national news stories. Because of her roots as an Oregonian, and her stockpile of outdoors-ready clothes, she was often the one sent to cover the record snowfall in the Sierra.
Nina graduated from the University of Oregon, and attended Jesuit High School in Portland.