Kate Merrill

WBZ-TV's Kate MerrillKate Merrill is an Emmy award winning journalist for WBZ-TV News. 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 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.

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

Team MR8 trains for the marathon. (WBZ-TV)

Team MR8 Running Marathon In Martin Richard’s Honor

They are the faces of Martin Richard; his soccer coach, his neighbor, his friend’s dad, a local mom, even his second grade teacher.

04/11/2014

MGH nurses train to run the Boston Marathon. (WBZ-TV)

Six MGH Nurses Running Marathon In Honor Of Those They Treated

They helped save the lives of the most critically wounded but feel like they need to do more.

04/04/2014

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Boston Hospital Testing Vaccine For Common ‘C. Diff’ Infection

Efforts are now underway in Boston to stop one of the most dangerous types of hospital infections, ‘C. Diff’.

WBZ-TV–02/18/2014

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Study Finds Link Between Weather, Joint Pain

Research is saying there might be something behind the messages our bodies are sending.

01/16/2014

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Asthma Misdiagnosed More Often Than You Would Think

It is estimated about 25 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma. Many of them are being treated for a condition they don’t even have.

01/10/2014

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Robots Being Used For Scar-Free Surgery In Boston

The Brigham is one of only 20 centers in the country using this innovative procedure.

11/08/2013

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Study: Divorce Rate Higher When Women Are Breadwinners

Women are increasingly the breadwinner in today’s modern family, and this new dynamic is presenting challenges for relationships.

10/29/2013

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‘Unhealthy’ Workers May Face New Costs, Penalties For Health Care

It’s the time of year when most workers start making their benefit selections for next year.

10/28/2013

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Fertility Centers Report More Young Women Freezing Eggs

It’s something many young women never thought they would do, but fertility centers are seeing more of these patients freezing their eggs.

10/01/2013

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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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