Krystle Henderson is a ten-time Emmy® Award-winning meteorologist and multi-skilled journalist for 12News. She’s part of the 12News Today in AZ team, leading weather coverage, alongside Scott McDonnell, Emily Pritchard and Stella Sun. Krystle, a Phoenix Valley native, joined Team 12 in September 2013.
Krystle's career began in Medford, Oregon, where she worked at KTVL News 10, the CBS affiliate, for four years as the weekend news and weather anchor and weekday multimedia journalist, covering southern Oregon and northern California. While at KTVL, Krystle received an Associated Press Award for Best Weathercast and another for Best Continuing Coverage.
A graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, Krystle earned a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism. At ASU, she also minored in Business at the W.P. Carey School. She was admitted into the National Honor Society of Journalists. She graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Krystle fell in love with weather while finishing up her degree at ASU. She did weathercasts for Cronkite Newswatch and wanted to learn more about the science behind it, so she continued her education at Mississippi State University, earning a Bachelor of Science and Certificate in Broadcast Meteorology.
Krystle has served on the NATAS Rocky Mountain Board of Governors since 2018 and it's Foundation since its creation in 2019. She currently serves as the Membership & Outreach Chair. She was motivated to join the board after hosting the Student Production Awards in 2017. She has hosted every year since and is dedicated and passionate about supporting the next generation of journalists and meteorologists.
Krystle was born in Chandler and grew up in Gilbert, and it has always been her dream to be part of the 12News team.
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