Kandra Kent is Oregon-born, Washington-raised and thrilled to share stories that impact people living in the Pacific Northwest.
The Emmy-nominated reporter joined the FOX 12 news team in February 2016. Prior, Kandra spent nearly four years as a reporter in Bend. She started her broadcast career there as an intern at KTVZ and was hired after. While in Bend, Kandra reported on the devastating Canyon Creek wildfire, the tragic Roseburg shooting and occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
Kandra grew up in the shadow of Mt. St. Helens in Toutle, Washington; a community with no traffic lights, no city government, and a big heart for small-town sports. She got her first taste of professional journalism while interning briefly at the Daily News in Longview. Kandra spent her youth running around in the woods, hitting the slopes at Mt. Hood and participating in track and field.
Track took Kandra to Clark College in Vancouver on athletic and academic scholarships. She graduated with an Associate in Arts degree and then left the Penguins to become a Cougar at Washington State University. There, Kandra participated in the student-run Cable 8 News and worked for the university’s marketing department. Kandra majored in Broadcast News and Political Science and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication in 2012.
At home, Kandra is “Mama” to a spunky toddler and has another little boy on the way. She and her husband love to take their son on trips and adventures, near and far.
In her free time, Kandra enjoys hiking, running, gardening, reading, craft cider and spending time with family and friends.