Kristen M. Clark

About me

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 now live in Denver, Colorado with my husband, Ryan, a sports journalist.

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In almost a decade, as a professional journalist, I've covered government and elected officials at all levels: local, county, state and federal — but I also love editing stories and producing digital content for online.


Most recently, I was a staff writer at, a non-profit regional news organization in Seattle, Washington, that is affiliated with local public television, KCTS 9. I covered growth and issues involving the changing region of Seattle, the Puget Sound and the Pacific Northwest.