Photo: Kristen SimoesKristen Simoes is a television host, reporter, producer and writer who has covered everything from federal murder cases to celebrity interviews to home and garden trends. She has worked as a reporter and anchor at local news stations throughout northern California, receiving several awards for news coverage as well as an Emmy nod.

Her passion, however, is in producing and storytelling. Kristen has most recently been involved in a variety of local, statewide, and national broadcast programs as well as private corporation videos, covering everything from prisons to agriculture to education.