Kristen M. Clark  •  Journalist

About me

cover growth and issues involving the changing region of Seattle, the Puget Sound and the Pacific Northwest.


I love exploring and living in new places. I'm a Midwestern at heart, though, having spent most of my life in Minnesota, North Dakota and Michigan.


Previously, I reported on state government and the Florida Legislature in the Miami Herald's Tallahassee bureau with the Tampa Bay Times. I have also reported on community news for The Palm Beach Post, on Michigan state government for the Lansing State Journal, and on local and federal government and politics for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead.


I graduated from Michigan State University in August 2009 with bachelor's degrees in journalism and political science/prelaw.


I live in the Seattle area with my husband, Ryan, a sports journalist, and our two cats.

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I'm a journalist, who is dedicated to uncovering truth and telling stories that can improve the lives of those in my community. I enjoy covering politics and government, investigating and exposing wrongdoing, and connecting with readers, both in person and through social media.


In my nine years as a professional journalist, I've primarily covered elected officials at all levels: local, county, state and federal.


I'm currently a staff writer with, a non-profit news organization in Seattle, WA, where I