After serving as one of KMXT’s general assignment news reporters, Kirsten Dobroth is being welcomed this week by KMXT as the new news director.
Dobroth joined KMXT in December after thirteen years of reporting in Colorado, most recently at KAJX in Aspen, where she was the Edlis Neeson Arts and Culture reporter and newsroom manager. Her work in feature writing and website management has been recognized by the Colorado Broadcasters Association.
Dobroth has also worked as a freelancer and editor for SagaCity Media, reporting on regional issues such as wildfires and water insecurity in the Pacific Northwest.
As the leader of the award-winning newsroom at KMXT, Dobroth will be reporting on local issues, developing public affairs and fishery-related programming, and cultivating KMXT’s social media presence.
KMXT General Manager Mike Wall said, “It’s such a joy to have someone with the experience and skill as Kirsten as our News Director.”
Wall said that listeners have already noticed Dobroth’s stellar reporting, and will be pleased with the direction she’ll take the news department.
Dobroth is originally from Massachusetts. She says she is a “salty New Englander at heart,” but she has lived in the mountains of Colorado for over a dozen years, and, as an avid snowboarder and hiker, felt the call to live and work in interesting places with mountains like Kodiak. Joining Dobroth is her husband, Mike Crosby, a pilot for Island Air, and their dog, Yukon.
KMXT welcomes Dobroth to the KMXT family, and anticipates that the KMXT newsroom under her leadership will continue to excel in local and regional reporting.