There’s a new WLOSer in town: Meet Katie Killen


Katie Killen has joined the WLOSer news team as a reporter, and I heard my first reports from her this weekend, during one of the biggest stories of the year. Killen did the basic road/weather conditions report, from what I could tell. It’s always good to start by just getting thrown into the frying pan, right?

I’m assuming that Killen was hired to replace Courtney Ward, who left WLOS last month. Word at that time was that Killen would be working out of the station’s Rutherford County bureau. I don’t know if that’s still the plan.

From what little web research I’ve done, it appears that Killen comes to us from TV3 Winchester, in Winchester, Va. The ABC affiliate is owned by Gray Television. (A station well-staffed with hotties.) Killen is a graduate of Saint Vincent College, a Catholic school in Pennsylvania. 

And that’s about it. There’s no bio information posted on the WLOS site yet, so we don’t get any more background information, like what her pet cat’s name is or anything. The only other information to glean from that page is that she apparently has a nice tan. Guess we’ll wait and see.

Meantime, let’s welcome Killen.


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Kenbob February 9, 2010 - 12:23 am

How perverse is it that some folks don’t understand the dangers of tanning booths. To present this young lady to the public eye with her tanning bed tan is irresponsible. Typical of this station. This is based on personal experience, having almost lost my wife to tanning beds. Please no more health tips from this station.

Joshua D G December 22, 2009 - 7:57 pm

Geez… Try and be a little witty and write something a little funny and nobody gets it… I guess we do need a sarcasm button!

Jerks : )

Pat December 22, 2009 - 4:39 pm

Another green young reporter hired at poverty wages makes her way to Asheville to get a start in tv news. If she is assigned to Rutherfordton, God help her.

Seems that Ash is pretty snarky this year with all these humbug posts and replies about seemingly everything…….chill out Jason, its Christmas!

Wonderful December 21, 2009 - 6:57 pm

Josh, allow me to welcome YOU by noting that you’re a dumb ass.

Dad December 21, 2009 - 6:05 pm

I’ve noticed a trend over the years that the young hotties leave home in the Northeast and go to the mid-atlantic states for school and their first job. Later on they make another jump to Florida. I’ll be looking forward to greeting KK to Florida when it’s time.

I hope that didn’t sound to creepy.

Dad December 21, 2009 - 6:00 pm

I understand there’s some blue snow down by Target that JDG might like to stick his head in.

Just Thinkin' December 21, 2009 - 5:42 pm

Maybe she got the tan the same place Congressman Boehner got his tan. You know that sun in the Northeast can be hot.

Do you think you should tell ‘Jerk’ to pull his head out of the snow bank before his brain freezes?

Ash December 21, 2009 - 5:24 pm

i don’t have any explaining to do. it’s my blog. i’ll write what i want. but i’ll answer:

not sure how to make it any simpler for you to understand. Channel 13’s call letters are WLOS, so a person who works there is a WLOS-er.

Now go stick your head in a snowbank and chill.

Joshua D G December 21, 2009 - 5:15 pm

SO what is a W Loser? And why would you call someone a Loser to welcome them???
Geez Ash, I think you’ve got some explaining to do!


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