Anna King calls Richland, Washington home and loves unearthing great stories about people in the Northwest. She reports for the Northwest News Network from a studio at Washington State University, Tri–Cities. She covers the Mid–Columbia region, from nuclear reactors to Mexican rodeos.
The South Sound was her girlhood backyard and she knows its rocky beaches, mountain trails and cities well. She left the west side to attend Washington State University and spent an additional two years studying language and culture in Italy.
While not on the job, Anna enjoys trail running, clam digging, hiking and wine tasting with friends. She's most at peace on top a Northwest mountain with her husband Andy Plymale and their muddy Aussie-dog Poa.
More than 1,000 square miles of wildfires are burning in the state. In the isolated Okanogan Valley, where power and phone lines have burned, cattle ranchers are doing what they can to spare herds.
Methow Valley ranchers and their horses fled fire in Central Washington this week. They hauled the horses out in convoys of trailers. Now one herd of 15 horses has been evacuated to the a ranch outside of Wenatchee.
Three firefighters were killed Wednesday in the wildfire near Twisp, Washington. Another 3,000 are currently on the job around the state.
Wildfires are burning across nearly 600 square miles of Washington state and the forecast today calls for strong winds in the most affected areas.
Environment | local | NewsNorthwest News Network | Aug. 20, 2015 4:33 p.m.
Elected officials are asking the Obama administration for federal money to help Washington state fight wildfires.
Correspondent Anna King brings us the sound of the front lines of the First Creek fire near Lake Chelan in north central Washington.
Environment | local | NewsNorthwest News Network | Aug. 18, 2015 5:41 p.m.
The Chelan Complex fires have grown to more than 123,000 acres and still have Lake Chelan surrounded.
Nearly 3,000 residents have been evacuated so far and dozens of homes have burned as firefighters struggle to gain any control over the blaze.
As ash fell Sunday on downtown Chelan, Washington, a nearby fruit packing cooperative that called itself the world's largest stood in ruins. It's one of...
More than 700 firefighters are attacking fires in Central Washington. The "Reach Complex" fires have forced evacuations, burned at least 25 structures...
A Hanford nuclear site whistleblower says he's ready to get back to work. He settled his legal battle Wednesday for $4.1million.
Walter Tamosaitis, a high-level whistleblower at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, settled Wednesday with his former employer federal contractor URS.
The Wolverine Fire in north central Washington has burned up more than 30,000 acres. Hotshot crews are now trying to save a small Lutheran religious...
The 70th Anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan was remembered Sunday night in Richland, Washington. About 50 people gathered near the Columbia...
Vacationers are cancelling their trips and residents are preparing for wildfire in a remote northeast Washington tourist village that is accessible only...
The Wolverine Creek Fire in northeast Washington state has grown by 9,000 acres since Sunday. It's now at 25,634 acres on the northwest side of Lake...