Hi there, I’m Kirsten (or Kiks, for short). I’m a New York City based photographer, social media producer and engagement journalist with nearly a decade of experience in local and national news media.
I grew up in Los Angeles, California and spent seven years in the Pacific Northwest before making the move of a lifetime to the place I'll now forever call home: New York. I came to the city without a job or an apartment after leaving my life in Portland, Oregon and walking the Camino de Santiago. The New York dream had been brewing inside me since I was 17 years old, and with a few mistakes, some big risks and unrelenting desire, I made it.
In the city, my long-time love of street photography has flourished. When I’m not in the (now virtual) newsroom, I’m most likely out on my bike — cameras in tow — snapping pictures of anything and everything that comes my way.
I currently work as a senior producer of social at CNET, and previously worked at the New York Post and ABC-affiliates in Portland, Oregon and Washington, DC. I’ve also spent years working in community radio as a producer, show host and news director. I currently live in Brooklyn, and in addition to photography, I enjoy running, hiking, swimming, good coffee, good beer, and good em dashes.
This site serves as a place for my personal and professional work to live. Thanks for stopping by!