Kylie McGivern

Investigative Reporter

Six-time Emmy award-winning investigative reporter and fill-in anchor Kylie McGivern joined the ABC Action News I-Team in October 2018.

In that time, her investigations into sex trafficking, sex abuse in the Catholic Church, the state's broken unemployment system, facial recognition technology putting up barriers to critical government services, and a taxpayer-funded university - with the mission of developing better blueberry plants to help Florida farmers - sharing its homegrown technology with competing countries, have earned her five Emmys. 

Kylie has won multiple Sunshine State Awards from the Florida Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, as well a Green Eyeshade Award, which recognizes the best journalism in the southeastern United States.

Kylie previously worked for KXAN’s investigative team in Austin, TX. As the NBC-affiliate’s city government reporter, she focused on uncovering waste and abuse and holding the powerful accountable. Her investigations prompted numerous policy changes centered around public safety and government spending. Her investigative work exposing violations in the city’s asbestos policy, putting hundreds of city workers at risk, earned Kylie her first Emmy in 2018.

Before her time in Austin, Kylie worked for WJHL in the Tri-Cities as the 7pm anchor and investigative reporter. During that time, Kylie was honored with 12 Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters awards, including Best Investigative Story, Best In-Depth Hard News Story, Best Enterprise Story, and Best Reporter in 2015. Kylie also worked as a multimedia journalist/anchor/producer for KOMU 8 News in Columbia, MO, and interned abroad at the U.S. State Department’s U.S.-European Media Hub in Brussels. Kylie graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism and minor in Sociology. MIZ!

Born and raised in Tarpon Springs, Kylie is thrilled to get back to her roots and work in the community she calls home. Outside of work, Kylie is excited to be back near the beach, amazing seafood and key lime pie! Kylie has a passion for storytelling and believes everyone has a story. She looks forward to sharing yours. If there’s something you’d like Kylie to look into, shoot her an email at kylie.mcgivern@wfts.com, follow her on Twitter at @KylieMcGivern and Instagram, and like her Facebook page to send messages.

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