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Emily Kirk

Emily Kirk

Weather anchor, NewsChannel 21

Working in Bend had been a goal of mine since I was in college. As a child, I quickly fell in love with Central Oregon and its outdoor playground while camping, fishing and paddling along the Deschutes River with my family.

My dad is a former Zigzag Hot Shot. My mom is a former radio announcer in the Portland area. My great-great-grandfather opened the first garage in The Dalles and served as Wasco County judge in the '40s. I’m a born and raised Oregonian who loves to travel our beautiful state.

I graduated from Rex Putnam High School in Milwaukie, just south of Portland. After high school, I went to Clackamas Community College, where I played softball while getting my associate's degree. I then got my Bachelor's Degree from the University of Oregon, where I anchored and produced Duck TV, wrote a humor column for the Oregon Media Group and played club softball.

A summer internship at NBC Sports Northwest (formerly Comcast Sportsnet NW) turned into a job as a Production Assistant from 2011-2013, when I covered the Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers and Portland Trail Blazers. I also interned with the weather department at KEZI 9 News in Eugene during that time.

In early June of 2014, I started at NewsChannel 21 as a Producer, Reporter and Anchor. In January of 2016, I assumed the full-time evening Weather Anchor position.

Outside of work, you’ll see me skiing the slopes at Mt. Bachelor in the brightest colors I can find, riding my motor scooter around town, enjoying one of the High Desert’s many microbrews and exploring the vast terrain we have here in Central Oregon.

Emily Kirk

Emily Kirk is a weather anchor for NewsChannel 21. Learn more about Emily here.