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Stephanie Vigil joined the KHQ news team in 1997.

Stephanie started her career in Sacramento, California at KOVR Channel 13. She moved to Spokane in 1997, when she became KHQ’s morning anchor alongside Dan Kleckner. In 2000, as a team, Stephanie and Dan were promoted to the main anchor positions, where you can see them today. Stephanie now anchors weekdays at 5, 6 and 11pm and during special events, like the Bloomsday race and Lilac Parade.

Stephanie is the proud recipient of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award and several Emmy awards. She has been named “Best News Anchor” in the Inlander “Best of the Inland Northwest” poll for the past 5 years, and was named “Best News Anchor” by Spokane Magazine for 3 years running. The stories that have impacted Stephanie the most are those involving children.

Stephanie finds fulfillment in helping to make a difference in the lives of others. She enjoys helping with fundraising efforts for the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursey, 2nd Harvest Food Bank, the Mark Rypien Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Catholic Charities Caring for Kids, Morning Star Boys Ranch and the YWCA.

Stephanie loves raising her sons in the Inland Northwest. She enjoys outdoor activities like cycling, boating & skiing.

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  • KHQ Anchors

    • Stephanie Vigil

      Stephanie is the proud recipient of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award and several Emmy awards.

    • Dan Kleckner

      Spokane and KHQ have been Dan's home since 1985.  Dan says, "it seems every year that goes by, I get to add to the incredible list of people I have had the chance to meet..."
    • Sean Owsley

      During his time at KHQ Sean has covered major stories that have shaped our area.
    • Kalae Chock

      Kalae is excited to be part of Spokane's #1 morning show with Sean Owsley, as KHQ's crime tracker reporter.  She also anchors the KHQ Saturday morning show.
       

    • Claire Graham

      Claire Graham is so excited to be part of the KHQ team! You can watch her Monday through Friday in the evenings, when she anchors the Fox First at 10 and 11@11 newscasts.
  • KHQ Reporters

    • Patrick Erickson

      Patrick Erickson was born and raised in the beautiful Inland Northwest and is a reporter for KHQ Local News and KAYU Fox First At Ten.
    • Katie Chen

      Katie Chen joined the KHQ news team as a Reporter/MMJ in June 2015.

    • Claire Graham

      Claire Graham is so excited to be part of the KHQ team! You can watch her Monday through Friday in the evenings, when she anchors the Fox First at 10 and 11@11 newscasts.
    • Matt Rogers

      In February of 2009, Matt's position at KHQ evolved when he was offered the opportunity to cover Sports.
    • Peter Maxwell

      Peter T. Maxwell Jr. joined the KHQ news team in 2017 as a reporter.

    • Caitlin Rearden

      Caitlin Rearden joined the KHQ news team in October of 2014 as the weekend anchor/reporter.
    • Hayley Guenthner

      Hayley Guenthner joined the KHQ news team as an anchor/reporter in January 2016.

    • Nichole Mischke

      Nichole Mischke, Right Now reporter for KHQ Local News. Nichole appears on KHQ Wake Up Show every weekday morning.
    • Joe McHale

      Joe McHale joined the KHQ news team in December 2015, and can’t wait to explore the Inland Northwest.

    • Andrea Olson

      Andrea Olson joined the KHQ news team as a weekday reporter and weekend producer in March 2016.  She was raised in Redmond, Washington. 

  • Weather

    • Leslie Lowe

      Leslie Lowe is our weekday evening forecaster for KHQ Local News.  In addition, she can be seen forecasting the weather on SWX.
    • Blake Jensen

      Blake is a Washington native and graduated from Washington State University in 2009.
    • Ryan Overton

      Ryan Overton joined KHQ news team in November of 2014 as a weekend weather anchor and a member of the SWX weather team. Ryan made the move from "the last frontier", Alaska after working in Anchorage.
    • Bridgette Larsen

      Bridgette Larsen is from the California Bay area and moved to the Pacific Northwest to attend school at Washington State University. A proud Coug, joined the KHQ team in December 2014.
    • Dave Law

      Dave Law's 25 years of forecasting experience has taken him around the world a time or two.
    • Amy Rose

      Amy's interest in weather came at a very young age. What started off as a fear of storms turned into a passion for weather and forecasting.
  • KHQ, SWX Sports

    • Sam Adams

      Sam Adams is the senior sports anchor at KHQ-TV and has helped to launch SWX, Spokane's first and only all-sports and weather channel.
    • Femi Abebefe

      Femi Abebefe joined the KHQ and SWX sports team as an Anchor/Reporter in August of 2016.
    • Lindsay Joy

      Lindsay joined the KHQ and SWX sports team in October of 2014 as an Anchor/Reporter.
      Lindsay joined the KHQ and SWX sports team in October of 2014 as an Anchor/Reporter.
    • Matt Rogers

      In February of 2009, Matt's position at KHQ evolved when he was offered the opportunity to cover Sports.
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