Kris started in radio in 1991, producing high school sports games in Kalispell, MT. He worked at Rock, Country, and News/Talk stations in Montana for 7 years, and has lived in the Inland Northwest since 1999. After brief stints at News/Talk and Oldies stations in Spokane, Kris became part of the KXLY Broadcast Group for over 11 years at KHTQ Rock 94 1/2, and was morning show co-host on KVNI 1080. He then helped launch a new Christian Country music format at a small non-profit station in North Idaho and worked there for over 8 years. Kris is excited to return to the KXLY family as Morning Show Co-Host and Program Director of 920 News Now.
Kris was born in Spokane, and raised in a small town of less than 100 people in northwest Montana. He is a devoted husband and father of 4 kids in a blended family, ranging in age from 9 to 25 years old. He loves taking road trips, camping, hiking with his youngest daughter, singing karaoke with his wife, or lounging around at home watching NASCAR races or anything Star Trek.
You can hear Kris weekday mornings on 920 News Now.
Kristi Gorenson is co-anchor of the KXLY morning news on 920 News Now, and is a veteran broadcast journalist with more than 20 years of experience.
Kristi was born and raised in Washington and is originally from Puyallup. Staying close to home, Kristi graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast communications.
In 1992, Kristi landed her first broadcasting job at KLEW-TV in Lewiston, Idaho as a news anchor and reporter.
From there, she went to the Tri-Cities and continued working in TV news, eventually then moving to Spokane as a reporter and anchor.
Several years ago, Kristi stepped away from TV to try her hand at radio with KXLY-AM where she learned that she enjoyed being ‘behind the mic,’ working with the 920 News Now crew.
Kristi still has her hand in TV journalism with a show called Washington Grown. With the show, she gets the opportunity to travel the state, visiting farmers and growers and getting to taste Washington grown food prepared by featured chefs.
Kristi has two daughters who are growing up too quickly. When she isn’t shuttling her daughters to various activities like soccer and ballet, she’s spending time with her husband, Dan, and going to the gym. In her free time, she enjoys competing in triathlons and running races. In 2012, Kristi completed her first Ironman triathlon and lived to tell about it!
Kristi’s love of running inspired her to get involved with the non-profit Girls on the Run where she serves on the board of directors and is also a coach for the elementary school girls who participate in the program. At the end of the 12 week program, the girls run a 5k to celebrate their strength and confidence.
You can hear Kristi weekday mornings on 920 News Now.
Kris and Kristi
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