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Meet 'Should Be Alive' podcast host Ashley Korslien

Ashley Korslien is an award-winning journalist and longtime anchor. She is part of the team that also produced the "Urge to Kill" and "The Yellow Car" podcasts.
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Ashley Korslien is an award-winning broadcast journalist in Portland, Oregon. She currently works as a reporter, podcast producer and news anchor at KGW-TV, the NBC affiliate in Portland. 

Ashley has served as a military and crime reporter throughout her career in local news, and spent time at TV stations in Great Falls, Montana and Spokane, Washington. 

Her first investigative true-crime podcast, Urge to Kill, garnered an Edward R. Murrow Award and Society of Professional Journalists award. 

In 2021, Ashley wrote and produced her second podcast, The Yellow Car, which also won an Edward R. Murrow Award. The series follows a woman’s lifelong mission to prove the wrong killer was imprisoned for her mother’s 1989 murder. 

Outside of work, Ashley volunteers with several local nonprofits and lives in Southwest Washington with her husband and three children. She enjoys photography, DIY projects and renovating her old fixer-upper farmhouse.

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Should Be Alive podcast

Should be Alive, a new six-episode true crime podcast created by KGW and VAULT studios, investigates 17-year-old transgender Vancouver teen Nikki Kuhnhausen's murder and how detectives and prosecutors built a case against her killer. Nikki's murder subsequently inspired a movement that led to legislation outlawing the LGBTQ+ 'panic' defense strategy as a legal strategy in Washington state. 

New episodes of Should Be Alive drop every Wednesday starting May 25. Listen on your favorite podcast apps including Apple Podcasts, SpotifyAmazon Musicand Stitcher.

Listen to episode one of Should Be Alive:

Watch the video trailer for Should Be Alive:

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