Krystle Henderson joined 12 News in Sept. 2013. You may see her several times throughout the day on 12 News as she is currently the Traffic & Weather Anchor/Reporter during the weekdays. You can get Krystle’s traffic reports in the early morning on 12 Today, then see her later on 12 News at Noon as she brings you Arizona’s forecast. It has always been her dream to be a part of the 12 News team.
Krystle’s career began in Medford, OR, where she worked at KTVL News 10 for four years as the weekend news and weather anchor and weekday reporter for southern Oregon and northern California. While at KTVL, Krystle won an Associated Press Award for Best Weathercast and another for Best Continuing Coverage. She also hosted a series called Medford’s Most Wanted.
Krystle graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism. At ASU, she also minored in Business at the W.P. Carey School. Krystle was admitted into the National Honor Society of Journalists. She graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Krystle fell in love with weather when she was finishing up her degree at ASU. She did weathercasts for Cronkite Newswatch and wanted to learn more about the science behind it. She then hit the books again and graduated from Mississippi State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science and Certificate in Broadcast Meteorology.
Krystle was born in Chandler and also grew up in Gilbert. She has been dancing and performing since she was two years old. She also has a special place in her heart for all animals. While in southern Oregon, she was a well-known advocate for the animal shelters, helping at fundraisers and finding new forever homes for the rescued dogs and cats.
Krystle wanted to be a reporter to make a difference. She is excited to give a voice to people (and animals!) that otherwise would have none. She also loves to meet new people and put a smile on their face.
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