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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.

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College Debt Forcing Recent Grads To Put Off Major Life Decisions

Americans have now racked up more in college loans than credit card bills. Recent graduates owe an average of $28,000.

06/24/2013

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Sleep Myths: Fact Vs. Fiction

There are many myths and old wives’ tales about how much sleep we need, and what will help us get enough.

04/10/2013

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The College Calculation: Factoring In Starting Salary

More parents and students are asking what they are getting in exchange for the high cost of college.

02/21/2013

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Disney’s New “Magic Bands” Concern Privacy Advocates

Disney wants to add even more magic to the Magic Kingdom with a high-tech bracelet that can be used as a ticket, credit card, hotel key, ID and more. That’s a concern for privacy advocates.

02/15/2013

The Raven's Nest in Walpole has changed their name to The Patriot's Nest

Walpole’s ‘Raven’s Nest’ Bar Changes Name For Second Straight Year

The bar is about five miles from Gillette Stadium and the owners want to prove their loyalty to the Patriots.

01/14/2013

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Brookline Mom Goes A Year Without Makeup, New Clothes

In this world of celebrities and airbrushing, a Brookline mom decided to do something drastic. She tossed away all of her makeup, cut her hair, and stopped shopping for an entire year.

01/07/2013

A girl with a puppet designed for First Night Boston

Boston Kids Design Animal Puppets For First Night

At workshops in several Boston locations, kids have been designing and making their own animal puppets.

12/26/2012

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Lynnfield Teachers Create ‘Teddy Bears For Newtown’ To Comfort Children After Shooting

People all over the country feel powerless to help the community of Newtown but for two sisters from Lynnfield, they hope their contribution comforts some of the children.

12/18/2012

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Retailers Trying New Ways To Lure Customers

Black Friday is the biggest shopping event of the year and retailers are trying new ways to lure you on the day after Thanksgiving and beyond.

11/20/2012

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Hurricane Sandy Brings Birds From Florida, Arctic To New England

They’re not supposed to be here, birds from Europe, the arctic and the southern states, blown here by the heavy winds of Superstorm Sandy.

11/16/2012

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