Anchor / Reporter
Karin Mallett has been with 69 News since 2003 as a general assignment reporter and weekend co-anchor. She's been on the front lines of stories not only in Berks County and the Lehigh Valley but across the country. While with WFMZ, Karin helped develop two franchises: the Emmy Award-nominated "Crime Alert: Cold Case Files" and her popular travel series "One Tank Trip."
In 2005, Karin was honored with an Associated Press award for her coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Her series, "Convoy of Hope," followed a group of men from Berks County as they made their way to Louisiana and Mississippi with truckloads of donations.
Other long road trips would take Karin to the center of politics during the summers of 2008 and 2012. She traveled to Denver and St. Paul in 2008 and to Charlotte and Tampa in 2012, filing stories from the floors of the Democratic and Republican national conventions.
Karin began her television news career as a writer and producer for CNBC's nightly consumer program "Steals & Deals." After years behind the scenes, she took a turn as a correspondent for the national cable network's newsmagazine "Great Stuff." From there, she joined the ABC affiliate, WPDE, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where she anchored "Good Morning Carolinas." As a reporter, she covered everything from hurricanes to Harley rallies, even jumping out over the ocean at 14,000 feet with the US Army's parachute team, the Golden Knights. Karin was the first in the state to report the arrival of casino boats on the Carolina coastline and led an investigative series on hotel and restaurant inspections.
Karin currently serves on the Heroes Committee for the Berks County chapter of the American Red Cross and the advisory board of directors for Years of Tears.
Karin was born and raised in New Jersey and is a graduate of New York University. As a college student, she traveled to the Middle East as part of the America-Israel Young Journalists Program. In her free time, Karin loves capturing moments and snapping photos of her favorite subjects: her husband and two children.
She enjoys hearing about the stories that matter to you, so you can email Karin at Karin.Mallett@wfmz.com.
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