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Emmy award winning journalist Kate Merrill is a news anchor for WBZ-TV News weekday morning (4:30-7AM) and noon newscasts with co-anchor Chris McKinnon. Merrill joined the station in March 2004 after reporting for WNBC-TV in New York.

Merrill began her career as a college intern at WCVB-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.

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Vigil Held For Teen Stabbed To Death In Dorchester

Police say 15-year-old Dion Hopkins was killed by 16-year-old Amari Pope in Dorchester.


A carjacking suspect crashed into a pole on Boylston Street in Stoughton. (Image Credit: Marc Vasconcellos/Brockton Enterprise)

Mother With Infant Carjacked In Brockton

A Taunton man was arrested after allegedly carjacking a woman while wielding a pellet gun as she was putting her infant into a car seat.


Firefighters evacuate Crowne Plaza in Newton after pipe bursts (WBZ-TV)

Newton Hotel Evacuated After Pipe Bursts

A big problem in the Boston area is only getting worse.


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Scott Brown Endorses Donald Trump In New Hampshire

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Candidate will crisscross the state Tuesday, one week before the first in the nation primary.


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New Documents Unsealed In Boston Marathon Bombing Case

New documents reveal what happened in the hours after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured.


Robert Kraft (WBZ-TV)

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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft made an unexpected appearance at a Patriot fans-only party Saturday night in Denver.


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Patriots Fans In Denver Ready For AFC Championship

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