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Keristen Holmes

Did you know what you wanted to be when you grew up when you were little? Keristen Holmes did.
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Keristen Holmes

Keristen Holmes is a general assignment reporter and anchor for KFMB-TV in San Diego, California.

Did you know what you wanted to be when you grew up when you were little? Keristen Holmes did. She grew up in North Little Rock, Arkansas and her love for news and reporting can be traced back to her 6th-grade year of elementary school. That's when she was hand-picked by teachers to anchor on tv for the first time (hello mid 90's) their school news and announcement show. Her best friend's dad worked for the local newspaper and she grew up spending weekend mornings at their home - probably eavesdropping - but definitely enjoying the political debates and current event conversations. Keristen is a proud graduate of the University of Central Arkansas where she got a degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis in television broadcasting.

Holmes’ first job as a reporter was at 40/29 News in Fayetteville, Arkansas, a station she joined in 2011. Later in 2012, she moved to KTBS 3 News in Shreveport, Louisiana. At the station, Holmes started out as an East Texas Bureau reporter/photographer for the station but worked her way up to morning show anchor. In November of 2017, she made the move of a lifetime to beautiful Northern California and joined ABC10 News in Sacramento.

When Keristen isn't chasing stories, you can find her volunteering throughout the communities she serves. Her motto is "You can't be what you can't see." After growing up in a community where opportunities for advancement seemed extremely limited, she vowed to make sure that she was a tangible role model to other little girls who (like her younger self) might be looking for someone to look up to for encouragement. She loves inspiring the next generation to dream big and reach their full potential. She's also a big foodie who loves cooking, hiking, playing tennis and most anything that gets her outdoors and enjoying the beautiful weather San Diego has to offer.







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