Kristine Zell started her journey in TV news as a teenager at the NBC affiliate, KARE 11, in Minneapolis, MN. Kristin was a co-host and reporter for “Whatever,” the award winning magazine show for teens. During her nearly seven years on the show, she covered sports, local news and entertainment and Kristine interviewed hundreds of celebrities during international press junkets.
Kristine left the chilly Midwest for Southern California where she graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in Broadcast News. During college, Kristine was preparing for her future career as a reporter and anchor at the college-owned station News Waves 26, Malibu’s local news.
Kristine began her “hard news” career at KIMT News 3 in Mason City, IA. At the CBS affiliate, she produced and anchored the “Daybreak” morning show. Two years later she moved down the road to Cedar Rapids, IA to become the co-anchor of “CBS 2 This Morning” and the anchor of “CBS 2 News at Noon”.
Kristine left the Midwest (again) to follow her now-husband to Myrtle Beach, SC. There she became the co-host of “Not the News” (an entertainment show modeled after News Edge). She also landed her first radio gig on the all-talk news show, “The Hot Talk Morning Show on WRNN 99.5 FM.”
Kristine then left Myrtle Beach to become the morning anchor at WCCB in Charlotte, NC.
During her free time, Kristine enjoys traveling with her family, exploring different neighborhoods while walking her dog Turbo, running half marathons and trying new restaurants.