Kaitlin Loukides

POSTED: 12:04 PM MDT Apr 11, 2013    UPDATED: 10:54 AM MST Nov 11, 2013 
Kaitlin Loukides

People would often find Kaitlin, a Southern California native, roaming about her neighborhood with her parents’ 1991 camcorder. She is still just as curious as her 5-year old self, only now she carries around a slightly bigger camera.

Kaitlin is a graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, where she majored in broadcast journalism and minored in the politics of war. When she was not cheering for the Mizzou tigers, she was reporting for the local NBC-affiliate station, KOMU 8 News. Kaitlin is also still an active member of the Alpha Phi sorority.

She later went on to intern with Al Jazeera English in Washington, D.C., where she had the opportunity to report on international issues and tell the stories of communities around the world who never before had a voice. Kaitlin collaborated with international correspondents, interviewing those who were embedded in the heart of prominent issues. She worked with talented journalists and producers for AJE’s documentary series program “Fault Lines” and later “The Stream,” which later went on to win a People’s Voice Award and was nominated for an Emmy.

Kaitlin’s greatest passion in life is traveling the world and hearing people tell their stories – especially those who feel they never had a voice. She also finds unequivocal joy in meeting new people every day, while getting to the heart of issues that effect people the most.

During Kaitlin’s time working in Pocatello, she hopes to further understand the sentiments and issues echoed by the wonderful southeast Idaho community she quickly fell in love with the moment she arrived in October 2012.

Contact Kaitlin at Kaitlin.loukides@localnews8.com.