Kristen Holloway joined the WREG news team as an anchor/reporter in October 2016.
She previously worked as an anchor/reporter at WATE, the ABC affiliate in Knoxville, Tennessee for two years. During her time there, she covered the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma Alabama. President Barack Obama spoke at the Edmund Pettus Bridge about the historic march in 1965 where people where demonstrating for voting rights and to end segregation.
Prior to Knoxville, Kristen worked as reporter/fill-in anchor at KATC, the ABC affiliate in Lafayette, Louisiana for two years.
The Atlanta native attended Florida A&M University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in pre-law. During her time at FAMU, Kristen won a first place Florida Associated Press Award for her 15 minute documentary that she wrote and co-produced. Also while in college, Kristen interned with CBS News Network in New York summer 2011. She worked very closely with all the CBS affiliates, edited anchor promos and specials, help producers write scripts for live anchor cross-talks and produced cross-talks for The Early Show currently known as CBS This Morning.
Kristen was also nominated for a Mid-South Regional Emmy in 2016 in the breaking news category for her live reporting the morning UT Coach Pat Summitt died.
Kristen won a gold medal in gymnastics on the floor exercise during the 2005 Junior Olympics. She was a competitive gymnast for nine years, cheered for eight years and ran track for four years. She’s an active member of National Association of Black Journalists and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
Kristen loves finding stories, telling them and helping people in the process. She’s excited to be in Memphis and can’t wait to explore the city!
She enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, watching college football and the NFL, working out and taking naps.
Feel free to message her with any story ideas you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org.