True to her Alaskan roots, Kalinda returned home following college graduation to begin her professional career in broadcast journalism, working for the station she grew up watching.
Kalinda was raised in Anchorage, fishing on the Kenai and 4-wheeling at Jim Creek. She says skiing trips to Alyeska with her family were a weekend favorite as she grew up in the 49th State.
Kalinda says her interest in journalism stems from her consistent desire to always learn more - about people, places, issues and conflicts - always listening to others' stories with piqued curiosity.
Kalinda graduated from Washington State University with a dual bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism/Media Production and Global Political Science with an additional Spanish language degree.
Kalinda studied abroad in the Dominican Republic in an effort to sharpen her Spanish language skills. She was the recipient of a Murrow Backpack Journalism Scholarship, reporting on feminism and the post-Soviet era in The Republic of Georgia.
Kalinda previously completed an internship at KTUU and permanently joined the Channel 2 News team in October, 2016 as a video editor and photojournalist. She was promoted to the role of on-air Multimedia Journalist in 2017.
In her spare time, Kalinda enjoys hiking, camping and snowboarding - and all the outdoor opportunities Alaska has to offer.
If you have a story idea for Kalinda, send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.