Our Women Crush Wednesday is Kim Carrigan

Today’s WCW is none other than the amazing Kim Carrigan. I’ve watched Kim for many years on television and admired her personality, spunk, and no nonsense reporting. But it wasnt until I was crowned Miss Pink 2017, and had her as a judge that I got to meet her in person.  My admiration grew for her in an instant as she was kind enough to take time out of her schedule to be a judge and support the Miss Pink Organization.  She also pulled me aside after I won, to congratulate me, give me a hug and a pep talk for the year to come. Since that day, Kim has reminded me if I needed anything she would be there. Not only is Kim one of the kindess women I have had the pleasure of meeting but her accolades are remarkable. Please give a Fabulously Fighting Welcome to Kim Carrigan!IMG_3408

Kim Carrigan is an award-winning TV and radio host, high profile spokesperson and successful media consultant. With an exceptional background in broadcast journalism, her experience includes leadership roles in a variety of media settings. Kim is particularly skilled in leading highly-visible initiatives and has a well-deserved reputation for inspiring people and advocating for meaningful causes.

Kim is currently host of “Boston Now”. A daily podcast for the drive home. Covering the biggest stories in news, sports and entertainment.

She hosted Boston’s Morning Show on WRKO 680AM. The provocative news/talk format was enhanced by Kim’s years of experience in the Boston news market. It made her the perfect host for the four hour daily program.

As the Morning Anchor for WFXT-TV, the Fox Television affiliate in Boston, Kim had many notable achievements including the 2011 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, being named a 2011 Gabrielle Winner, receiving a 2010 Emmy Nomination for “Kyle’s Story” and in 2008, winning the Quest Award as one of 7 Outstanding Women in the Boston area.

For WBZ/WSBK-TV, Kim was the Weekday Evening Anchor for this CBS affiliate. During her tenure, she handled a wide range of assignments including 9/11 news coverage as well as participation in the Boston Children’s Hospital Telethon.IMG_3378

As the 5, 6 & 11 PM Evening News Anchor for Boston’s NBC affiliate WHDH-TV for 7 years, Kim led a team that won numerous awards including the Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for “Best Newscast in a Major Market” in 1999; Boston Magazine’s “Best of Boston” Award for Best TV News Anchor in 1997 and 1998; an Emmy for Best News Anchor, New England Chapter in 1995; and the Associated Press Best Newscast, Massachusetts in 1995.

Earlier in her career, Kim was a News Anchor, Reporter and Producer for WHO-TV, KRCG-TV, KMIZ-TV, and KQTV-TV where she received an Emmy for Best Newscast, St. Louis Chapter, in 1993 and awards from the Associated Press for Best Newscast in both 1991 and 1992.

Kim attended the University of Missouri, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio/TV/Film.

IMG_1484With a long-standing commitment to advocacy, Kim has enjoyed two years as a judge for the Miss Pink contest. She serves as a Spokesperson for the North Shore ARC. For her efforts on behalf of the ARC, Kim received the Outstanding Service Award. The President’s Award and was named Volunteer of the Year.

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