DouglasNow is thrilled to announce that Kristen Kitchens, a lifelong resident of Coffee County, is joining the DouglasNow news staff, following more than five years of experience at in local media.
Kitchens began her career in journalism in 2015 and has covered breaking news stories, local trials, and community events. This fall, Kitchens will be enrolled in Valdosta State University working towards a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, along with a minor in Journalism, and has a five-year-old son, Beckham Kitchens.
“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to join the DouglasNow team as a news reporter, excited to offer my expertise and leadership, and contribute to the growth and success DouglasNow has achieved over the last eight years. The position is a role I take seriously and know that my passion for journalism, experience in leading the content of a newspaper, and the relationships I have built in the community will be an asset in accelerating the organization overall. I look forward to this new journey, the plans for DouglasNow, and can’t wait to get started!”