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.

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Isaiah Thomas and Brooklyn Pierce (WBZ-TV)

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Rob Gronkowski dances with clinic participants during The Rob Gronkowski Football 101 Women's Clinic at Gillette Stadium on September 28, 2015 in Foxboro. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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Vigil at Boston College for Pope Francis (WBZ-TV)

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Oliver the cat is treated after being shot with an arrow (Family photo)

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Walpole Police Officer Paul Lagoa issues a "positive ticket" (WBZ-TV)

Walpole Police Ticket Children For Good Behavior

Police in Walpole are pulling over children and their parents and ticketing them for good behavior.


Cab driver Khaled Darwich (WBZ-TV)

Suspect Tries To Use Cab Driver To Rob Walpole Grocery Store

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Dr. Rick Sacra (WBZTV)

Mass. Doctor Who Survived Ebola Continues Fight Against Disease

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A woman was pushed off a garage and into a crowd. (Image credit Bridgewater police)

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The candlelight vigil Tuesday at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Southborough. (WBZ-TV)

Southborough Church Holds Vigil In Fight Against Hate-Filled Graffiti

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Boston police officers investigate a stabbing in the South End on Monday afternoon. (WBZ-TV)

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