Linzi Sheldon co-anchors KIRO 7 News from 4:30 to 7:30 a.m. on weekdays and contributes in-depth and investigative reports. She joined KIRO-TV in August of 2013 and has loved being part of the team and making the Seattle area her home. She enjoys stories about innovation, how systems are or aren’t working for people, and where your tax dollars are going. While at KIRO 7, Linzi’s investigations uncovered problems with King County’s senior property tax exemption program, failures of the city of Seattle to fulfill promises in a $365 million levy, and policy failures that allowed Seattle firefighters to continue driving for the fire department for months, sometimes even years, after being arrested multiple times for DUIs in their time off.
She also anchored breaking news coverage of the riots in downtown Seattle in 2020, the deadly crane collapse in 2019, and the plane stolen from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in 2018.
Before coming to Seattle, Linzi reported for WSOC-TV in Charlotte, N.C., where she provided in-depth coverage of the controversial fight for control of Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. She also covered the Democratic National Convention and the John Edwards federal criminal trial. Prior to WSOC-TV, Linzi worked as a reporter for WHEC-TV in Rochester, N.Y.
Linzi graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Creative Writing and from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism with a M.S. in Broadcast Journalism. In her free time, Linzi enjoys spending time with her friends and family, including playing with her two dogs, running, tennis, traveling, and searching for the perfect meal.
On Monday, Oct. 25, King County’s vaccine verification policy goes into effect. It requires places like gyms, restaurants, live performance venues, and movie theaters to make sure people are vaccinated or show a recent negative COVID-19 test if they want service indoors.