Mary Kate Burgess

Sports Anchor/Multimedia Journalist

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Mary Kate, or M.K., joined the Channel 2 News team in December 2017, as a Sports Anchor/Multimedia Journalist.

M.K.'s love of sports began at an early age and was further solidified while watching college football, especially the Florida Gators, with her dad.

That passion led to many athletic endeavors during her high school and collegiate years. While in high school, M.K. ran track, played basketball, tennis and lacrosse. She competed in club lacrosse while in college, and she began running half marathons just over a year ago. She's looking forward to running her next half marathon in Anchorage.

Born in Virginia, M.K. grew up in New Jersey, Texas and Missouri. Always willing to take on new challenges, M.K. says she's excited to broaden her horizons and have a chance to cover sports like mushing and the Iron Dog – opportunities that are far less common in the Lower 48 states.

Mary Kate graduated from the University of Missouri in 2015, with a bachelor’s degree in Radio/TV Journalism. She loves the outdoors, reading, trying new cooking recipes and cheering on the Gators and her Mizzou Tigers – not necessarily in that order.

M.K. is always looking for interesting stories, so please email her with any tips or ideas.

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