I’m Linzi Sheldon, a two-time Emmy winning anchor and investigative reporter for KIRO 7. Join me on KIRO 7 News from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. every weekday and catch my investigative stories during all our newscasts.
7 Questions With Linzi:
1. Where did you grow up?
I grew up in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada, but I’ve now lived longer in the U.S. than I did up north!
2. Why did you become a journalist?
I became a journalist because I love writing, I love telling stories, and when it’s done right, journalism makes a huge impact on our communities and our world.
3. What cities have you worked in during your journalism career?
Rochester, N.Y., Charlotte, N.C., and now Seattle.
4. What’s the most memorable story you’ve ever covered?
There are too many stories to call just one the most memorable. Some were really tough, like the Oso slide and the Seattle crane collapse. Some took months of work, like my investigations into problems with Seattle City Light billing, firefighters with DUI convictions allowed to drive for Seattle Fire, and security issues at power stations in Western Washington after four Christmas Day attacks.
5. What are you most proud of in your career in news?
I’m proudest when I can really help someone, especially when it solves a big problem or shows how a system is failing the people it’s supposed to serve. I get really frustrated when people are paying tax dollars for something that just isn’t working correctly! When I can shine a light on failures, it forces improvements that can make a big difference for people.
6. What’s something people don’t know about you?
I’m a huge bookworm. At any given time, I have three to five books stacked on my nightstand and at least one audiobook I’m listening to in the car. My favorite genre is probably mystery/thriller. Tell me what you’re reading!
7. What do you like to do when you’re not working?
When I’m not working, I love spending time with my husband and two English bulldogs, traveling and trying out new food.