Kate Merrill

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Kate 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.

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Medford Police Officers Sheila Quinn and Paul Giortano rescued two babies from a house fire. (WBZ-TV)

Medford Police Officers Save Babies, Mom From Fire

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)

Danvers Residents Relieved After Guilty Verdict In Chism Murder Trial

On the streets of Danvers, there is still heartache and sadness over the horrific crime that happened inside their high school.


Xaverian and St. Johns Prep play at Fenway Park (WBZ-TV)

High School Football Teams Take Rivalries To Fenway Park

The high school Thanksgiving Day rivalries kicked off early this year.


The crash on Route 128 north in Wellesley (WBZ)

Crashes Cause Major Delays On Busy Thanksgiving Travel Day

Tuesday is said to be the worst travel day of the Thanksgiving week around Boston.


Harvard University Athletes (Image from Facebook/Female Athletes of Boston)

Harvard Rower Hopes To Change The Way Female Athletes Are Viewed

Naomi Lang is hoping to change the conversation and the perception one “like” at a time.


Artist rendering of Boston Garden project on Causeway Street (WBZ-TV)

New Boston Garden Development Project Clears Major Hurdle

A mega shopping, entertainment, housing development project is coming to the Boston Garden area.


A Nissan was involved in a South End crash. (WBZ-TV)

Woman Dies After Being Struck By Car In South End Crosswalk

An elderly woman has died and another suffered serious injuries after they were struck by an SUV in the South End Wednesday afternoon.


Brimmer Street Garage on Beacon Hill (WBZ-TV)

Beacon Hill Parking Spot Hits Market For $650,000

People who park in Boston say it has gotten real expensive, real fast.


Toilet cleaner found in Hopkinton candy bag (Hopkinton PD photo)

Trick-Or-Treaters Given Toilet Cleaner Disks In Hopkinton

Police say someone handed out poisonous disks instead of candy on Halloween night in Hopkinton.


Mark Ruffalo at Spotlight premiere in Brookline (WBZ-TV)

‘Spotlight’ Stars Walk Red Carpet At Brookline Premiere

The church sex abuse scandal and subsequent cover-up exposed by the Boston Globe Spotlight investigative team in 2002 is now the subject a new movie.




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