NEWwbztv-small wbz-am-small 985-small mytv38web2

Kate Merrill

WBZ-TV's Kate MerrillKate Merrill is an Emmy award winning journalist for WBZ-TV News and co-anchors the WBZ-TV Morning News weekday newscasts at 4:30AM, 5AM, and 6AM with co-anchor David Wade, meteorologist Todd Gutner, and traffic reporter Michelle Roberts. She joined the CBS Boston in March 2004 after reporting for WNBC-TV in New York.

Merrill began her career as a college intern at WCBV-TV in Boston. Upon graduating she moved to upstate New York to report for WICZ-TV and WIVT-TV. In 1998 Merrill started working as an anchor and reporter for WKRN-TV in Nashville, TN. During her time in Nashville, she received an Emmy Award for her role in covering the tornado that hit Tennessee in 1999. That same year Merrill also received two awards for her investigative reporting. After spending five years at WKRN, she returned to the Northeast to work for WNBC-TV in New York.

Merrill is a graduate of Lafayette College and holds a bachelor of arts degree in government and law. In addition to her reporting duties she works with the American Heart Association and YMCA.

Originally from Carlisle, MA, Merrill’s great grandfather was editor of the Boston Globe. She currently resides outside of Boston where she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

You can contact Kate at kmerrill@cbs.com.

Boston’s WBZ-TV and myTV38 are owned and operated by CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.

SprayCake (WBZ-TV)

Spray Cake: Microwavable Cake Batter Invented By Harvard Students

Two Harvard students have come up with a new way to bake a cake that apparently had never been done, until now.

07/17/2014

File image (WBZ-TV)

All Cash Deals Frustrate Some Boston Area House Hunters

According to recent survey by Realty Trac 32% of the homes sold in Massachusetts this past winter were all-cash deals.

07/15/2014

Carry-on luggage (WBZ-TV)

Airlines Changing Restrictions For Carry-On Luggage

If your summer vacation plans include a flight, be warned, some airlines are making changes and if you are not careful, you could end up missing your plane.

07/01/2014

Local restaurants are adding secret items to their menus. (WBZ-TV)

Secret Food Menu Items Revealed

Some of your favorite restaurants are creating new items but not putting them on the menu.

06/30/2014

(WBZ-TV)

Farms In A Box: Boston Businesses Grow Produce In Shipping Containers

It’s the future for city farmers or anyone looking to get fresh local produce way off the farm.

06/30/2014

A solar farm in Lowell.  (WBZ-TV)

Solar Energy Farms Cutting Energy Costs In Several Towns

Have you seen a field of solar panels somewhere in Massachusetts lately? You’re not alone.

06/20/2014

Hundreds pose after a recent workout at Harvard Stadium. (Photo courtesy: November Project-Facebook)

November Project Gets Thousands In Shape For Free

The November Project has thousands getting in shape all around the country.

06/16/2014

Couples are turning to "surprise weddings" to take the planning and pressure off. (WBZ-TV)

Couples Turn To ‘Surprise Weddings’ To Cut Stress, Costs

Some couples are going to the extreme: planning low-key affairs without telling friends and family before they arrive.

05/27/2014

Haven From Hunger in Peabody has turned to local restaurants to feed families. (WBZ-TV)

Peabody Food Pantry Gets Creative To Feed Families

At Haven from Hunger in Peabody, they service 1,500 clients every month and they have to be creative about how they get their donations.

05/21/2014

Lee Ann Yanni (WBZ-TV)

Marathon Survivor Injured As Spectator Will Be Back This Year To Run

Lee Anna Yanni was standing in front of Marathon Sports when one of the bombs went off at the 2013 Boston Marathon. She is running the marathon this year.

04/14/2014

next