Emily Kirk

Emily Kirk

Weathercaster/reporter, NewsChannel 21

It would seem that I'm just checking off one Oregon city at a time, and it's true! From Portland, down to Eugene, I now call Bend home.

I'm a tenth-generation Oregonian and fourth-generation Portlander who caught the news bug at the ripe age of 10 (using a hairbrush as a microphone and a little brother as my cameraman).

I've been on a steadfast path since then, and am thrilled to be a member of the NewsChannel 21 family.

Before migrating down to Eugene to be a Duck, I played softball for two years at Clackamas Community College on an athletic scholarship. In December 2013, I graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in journalism focusing on broadcast.

While at UO, I anchored, reported and produced for Duck TV News and Oregon News, wrote a humor column for the Emerald Media Group, and played club softball.

In the summer of 2012, I interned with Comcast Sportsnet Northwest in Portland. That fall, I was hired on as a multimedia producer for Ducks, Beavers, Timbers and Trail Blazers sports while finishing up school in Eugene. Completely switching sides of the desk, I interned in the weather department at KEZI 9 News in Eugene where I closely worked with and learned from the weather team.

When I'm not at work, you can find me exploring the Cascade trails, riding the Northwest chair at Mt. Bachelor, enjoying a delicious microbrew at one of Bend's many breweries, yelling at the TV when the Portland Trail Blazers are on, or riding my motor scooter around town.

I love the people I work with, and more importantly, the city I live in.