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.

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

Somerville To Cut Down More Than 100 Trees Due To Beetle Threat

In the city of Somerville, the trees are treasured, but a change is coming and soon many will be gone


Cubs Rescued After Mother Bear Was Electrocuted In Gardner

Two bear cubs were stuck and suddenly alone in a tree after their mother was killed.


Chelsea Teen To Dance With Justin Bieber At Boston Concert

Jazmine Johnson will take the stage Tuesday night with Justin Bieber at the Garden, and she admits, that will not be easy.


Boston Duck Boat Driver Involved In Fatal Crash Has Lengthy Driving Record

The driver of the duck boat involved in a fatal crash in Boston this weekend has a lengthy driving record.


Haverhill Church Damaged In Suspected Arson

Investigators say the fire at the Riverside Church was no accident.


Supermodel Christy Turlington Running Boston Marathon For Mothers Around The World

After all she has done, she says running Boston will be one of her greatest accomplishments.


Dracut Father Running Boston Marathon For Son In Need Of Heart Transplant

Scott Middlemiss will run on Marathon Monday for the Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation, the organization he created in memory of his young son who he lost to cardiomyopathy.


Bombing Survivor Adrianne Haslet ‘Ready For It All’ Running First Boston Marathon

Adrianne Haslet was injured in the Boston Marathon bombings, but this year she’ll run the race.


Mass. Cleans Up From Spring Blast Of Snow

Many people had already put their shovels and snow gear away.


Former Patient Partner To Run Boston Marathon For Children’s Hospital

Taylor Chin was treated at Boston Children’s Hospital when he was two years old. This is his way of giving back.


Professor Stabbed At Salem State University

A faculty member was stabbed inside an academic building at Salem State University on Wednesday.


Martin Richard’s Legacy Lives On Through Challenger Sports Program

The Challenger Sports program at the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester is made possible by the Martin Richard Foundation.


3 Statues Vandalized At Burlington Catholic Church

Police are investigating the vandalism of three religious statues at a Catholic church in Burlington.


Catholic Memorial Students Banned From Semifinal Basketball Game At TD Garden

Catholic Memorial decided to ban their own students from the Garden game after an ugly incident Friday night.


Carrie Underwood Surprises Military Family In Boston

A Cape Cod military family met country star Carrie Underwood before she performed at the TD Garden Tuesday night.


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.


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.


Newton Hotel Evacuated After Pipe Bursts

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


Scott Brown Endorses Donald Trump In New Hampshire

Donald Trump got a local boost from former Mass. Sen. Scott Brown in New Hampshire.


Many NH Voters Still Undecided Ahead Of Primary

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


New Documents Unsealed In Boston Marathon Bombing Case

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


Robert Kraft Makes Surprise Visit At Patriots Party In Denver

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


Patriots Fans In Denver Ready For AFC Championship

New England Patriots fans in Denver are preparing for the AFC Championship game on Sunday.


Patriots Fans Arrive In Denver For AFC Championship

The Patriots arrived in Denver Friday night with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line against the Broncos on Sunday.


Denver Fans Gear Up For Broncos-Patriots AFC Championship Game

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.


Parents Scared, Frustrated By School Threats In Mass.

On Tuesday, there were 15 towns that had untraceable threatening calls.


Concord Teacher Asks Students For Help Finding New Kidney

The teacher is using the power of social media to spread the word.


Project 351 Students To Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Through Community Service

Massachusetts students will be providing community service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as part of Project 351.


Men Attacked In Worcester After Arranging To Meet Woman On Dating App

Police are warning users of dating apps after two attacks in Worcester.


Emerson College Bans Hoverboards As Injuries Increase

Hoverboards are being banned as doctors see more injuries.


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 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.


High School Football Teams Take Rivalries To Fenway Park

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


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 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.


New Boston Garden Development Project Clears Major Hurdle

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


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.


Beacon Hill Parking Spot Hits Market For $650,000

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


Trick-Or-Treaters Given Toilet Cleaner Disks In Hopkinton

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


‘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.


‘Ghoulish Garments’ Unearthed By MBTA Workers

A very creepy discovery was made by work crews at Government Center station.


State Police Crack Down On Speeding At Mass. Pike Tolls

If you use the Mass. Pike you may have noticed there is a crackdown going on right row.