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Kristen Barbaresi

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Kristen joined the 27 News team in March as a multimedia journalist.

Kristen graduated from Saint Olaf College in Minnesota with a degree in Political Science. During college she interned in a variety of markets including KTTC in Rochester and KARE 11 in Minneapolis. She also spent a summer in New York City interning for Nightly News.

After college, she spent a year in AmeriCorps teaching reading at an elementary school. She then went on to graduate school at Northwestern University, where she received a Master’s of Science in Journalism.

Kristen originally hails from Boston, but grew up primarily in Rochester, Minnesota. She enjoys making trips back to the East Coast to visit her family, but considers herself a Midwest girl. Kristen enjoys traveling and spent a month backpacking across Europe. She also likes working out, soccer, and rooting for her favorite team, the New York Jets.

Prior to moving to Madison, Kristen worked as a multimedia journalist for WXOW in La Crosse. She's looking forward to exploring her new city and telling the stories of Madison.

You can e-mail her story ideas at or follow her on Twitter @KristenWKOW.

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