Kristen M. Clark  •  Journalist

About me

I'm a watchdog journalist, who enjoys covering politics and government, investigating and uncovering wrongdoing, and connecting with readers through social media.


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


I'm currently a state government reporter in the Miami Herald's Tallahassee bureau with the Tampa Bay Times.

Previously, I covered community news for The Palm Beach Post, focusing on the village of Wellington — an affluent suburb of West Palm Beach with a global reputation as a winter equestrian destination.


I also was a state government reporter for the Lansing State Journal, where I wrote breaking news, enterprise and in-depth stories about the Michigan Legislature, state government and issues affecting 50,000 state employees.


My first professional job was covering local and federal government and politics for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead for three years, after I graduated from Michigan State University in August 2009 with bachelor's degrees in journalism and political science/prelaw.


During my four years at MSU, I spent six semesters at The State News, the last semester as the editor in chief. I also interned at The Forum, Newsday's Washington, D.C. bureau and The Oklahoman.


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


I live in Tallahassee with my husband, Ryan, a sports journalist.

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