Kayna Whitworth

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Kayna Whitworth
Born Kayna Logan Whitworth
(1982-07-04) July 4, 1982 (age 36)
Aurora, Colorado, U.S.
Alma mater Colorado State University
Years active 2005–present
Known for Correspondent for ABC News
Spouse(s) Rhett Lewis

Kayna Logan Whitworth (born July 4, 1982) is a Los Angeles correspondent for ABC News. She has worked in Bend, Oregon, Boise, Idaho, Tucson, Arizona, and Boston, Massachusetts, before joining ABC News in Los Angeles in 2015.

Early life and education

Whitworth was born, Kayna Logan Whitworth, on July 4,[1] 1982,[2] in Aurora, Colorado,[3] to parents Rocky and Mary Whitworth, where she was raised with her younger brother, Kellen.[4] She was a 2001 Grandview High School graduate,[5] where she went on from there to Colorado State University, obtaining her baccalaureate in communication and media studies, in 2005.[6][7]

Career

She started her journalism career at KTVZ in Bend, Oregon as a reporter then an anchor, before moving on to become a reporter and anchor at KBOI-TV located in Boise, Idaho.[6][7] Her career lead her to Tucson, Arizona, where she became an anchor at KOLD-TV, then she moved to Boston, Massachusetts to WHDH in December 2012 as a weekday morning anchor.[6][7] This caught the attention of ABC News, who hired her in 2015, to be a Los Angeles, California-based correspondent, for the network.[6]

Personal life

She started dating sports reporter for WHDH, Rhett Lewis, while they were working in Boston, Massachusetts.[6] He would take a job, at the NFL Network, where it is based in Los Angeles.[6] The couple were married on May 15, 2015, in a ceremony located in New Orleans, Louisiana.[8][9]

References

  1. Whitworth, Kayna (July 4, 2012). "Mark brought me cupcakes for my birthday ... I love little suns with shades on! http://instagr.am/p/MqkeLwpfZm/ http://fb.me/1yd9gR5vp". Twitter. Retrieved October 12, 2015. External link in |title= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Intelius. "Kayna Whitworth in the United States". Intelius. Retrieved October 12, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Whitworth, Kayna (July 20, 2012). "I woke up with a bleeding heart this morning. This Breaking News out of Aurora, Colorado (my hometown) According to police a Gunman has killed 14, injured 50 during early Friday screening of Batman movie in Aurora, Colorado!!!". Facebook. Retrieved October 12, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Whitworth, Rocky. "Rocky Whitworth". Coldwell Banker. Retrieved October 12, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Girls basketball 2000 all-league teams". The Denver Post. 2000. Retrieved October 12, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Santos, Derrick (February 27, 2015). "Kayna Whitworth Leaves Boston's WHDH - Updated". New England One. Retrieved October 12, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Villarreal, Phil (November 7, 2010). "The scoop: KOLD names Whitworth new morning co-anchor". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved October 12, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. The Knot. "Kayna Whitworth + Rhett Kleinschmidt". The Knot. Retrieved October 12, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. The Knot. "Kayna Whitworth + Rhett Kleinschmidt Registry". The Knot. Retrieved October 12, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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