Kate Merrill

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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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Patriots fans in Denver on Saturday. (WBZ-TV)

Patriots Fans In Denver Ready For AFC Championship

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Patriots fans at The Pour House Pub in Denver (WBZ-TV)

Patriots Fans Arrive In Denver For AFC Championship

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A woman dressed up as a "Bronco fairy" attended a Broncos rally in downtown Denver on Friday. (WBZ-TV)

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On the streets of downtown Denver Friday, Broncos fever was taking over ahead of the AFC Championship Sunday between the New England Patriots and Broncos.


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Parents Scared, Frustrated By School Threats In Mass.

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Two Medford Police officers are being credited with saving twin five-month-old babies and their mother from a house fire.


Danvers High School (WBZ-TV)

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