National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences,
Pacific Southwest chapter
- EMMY Specialty Reporting - Series
- EMMY Magazine Program Special
Society of Professional Journalists, National Chapter
- Sigma Delta Chi Award for Excellence in Journalism
(Large-Market Station 1-50)
- Public Service in Television Journalism
- New America Award
- Public Service Journalism Award
Society of Professional Journalists, San Diego chapter
Kristen has received 35 awards from the San Diego chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, including three “Best of Show” awards, 17 first place awards, and SPJ’s Diversity Prize. She has also won in categories such as First Amendment, blog, investigative/enterprise, and business/consumer report.
San Diego Press Club
Kristen has received 18 awards from the San Diego Press Club including six first place awards. She’s also won in categories including community service, television specialty reporting, TV news feature, television investigative reporting, and documentary, as well as magazine feature story.