Lacey on a plate

100% certified Pacific Northwest

The culture in the Pacific Northwest is truly unique and being a reporter is the perfect job to explore the amazing stories in the community.

My first job in radio was with the heritage station FM News 101 KXL in Portland. Oregon’s largest radio newsroom was the perfect arena to pay my dues, and believe me, pay my dues I did. My precious sleep was quickly thrown to the dogs as an overnight board operator for KXL’s syndicated shows while anchoring the newscasts in between show segments.

Overnights quickly morphed into the morning editor and producer for the drive-time news. This is where I really developed my news chops.

Being a producer was the window I needed to see the gears and cogs that make an award winning newscast.

The organized chaos of producing the morning news soon gave way to my biggest opportunity yet; co-anchoring the afternoon news.

After settling into my new anchor position at KXL, a new door opened as a traffic anchor for KGW News Channel 8.

Not only was I responsible for getting traffic information to KGW’s audience on tv, I was also charged with live traffic hits on three unique radio stations.

Near the end of my run on KXL, my responsibilities elevated to the managing editor position, in addition to producing The OHSU Effect, an hour long weekly feature on medical issues for the Oregon Health & Science University.

Overseeing 20 reporters while anchoring Portland’s number one rated news program, writing and producing ultimately landed me at News Radio 1190 KEX as the morning drive-time anchor.

I have now parlayed my radio broadcasting skills into TV.  I am currently a digital content producer at KOIN 6 News.  I work with a team of web editors to find unique, compelling content for koin.com. I also transform TV stories into web-friendly stories.  Even though I am now behind the scenes, I still have a hand in crafting stories.

Over 12 years of hard work and community insight has rewarded me with several accolades from the Associated Press and the Oregon Association of Broadcasters.

I’ve seen how trust and teamwork drives the newsroom and ultimately reaches the audience. My upbeat and relatable charisma presents a confident delivery that’s tough to match.

The story continues. Follow me to see what’s next.