Kevin McCarty

In more than two decades in broadcasting, Kevin McCarty has done it all. He began his career at a one-thousand watt radio station and moved on to cable television then investigative reporting, anchoring and traveling the globe to cover news.

Kevin’s career took him to California, Spokane and Chicago before he and his family came home to Washington. He has won numerous awards for investigative and live news reporting. Kevin is now the Pierce County Bureau Chief for KIRO 7, covering news in the South Sound.

Latest from Kevin Mccarty

Is University Place ready to take on US Open traffic?

Ask people in University Place how bad the traffic will be during the upcoming US Open and you get answers like this. “Busy,” said Angela Hjelseth. “I think it’s going to be crazy,” said Nina Koshman.  But tournament director Danny Sink says U.P. will be spared a traffic nightmare.  “We deal ...

Officer charged for child porn

Michael Boone works as an officer for the Department of Community Release Division -- and part time as a reserve police officer in the city of Tenino. Now Boone, 38, is behind bars facing charges he downloaded child pornography on his personal computer. Detectives from the Washington State Patrol's Missing and Exploited Children’s Task ...

White River Bridge closure creates difficulties for drivers

Closure of the White River bridge on State Route 410 is having a big impact in Buckley, where the main route through town has been shut down.   “It’s a lot slower here, definitely,” said Mahkayla Barnet, manager of Wally’s Drive-In.   Barnet said Easter Sunday was one of the slowest ...

Parkland man killed after gunfire, horrific crash

Cindy Mosley said she can’t figure out why anyone would want to shoot and kill her son Daniel.  “He was just good,” said Mosley. “He was just a good boy. He was a soft giant. He had a heart of gold, he was loved, he was kind.” “He was a ...

Car stolen in Lacey with 2 children inside

Lacey police are trying to find a man who stole an SUV with two kids inside. Officers said the man abandoned the car minutes later, then boarded a bus.  Surveillance pictures from an Intercity Transit bus were released late Wednesday. Police said he jumped into a Honda Pilot parked outside ...

 Surveillance video from a Gig Harbor McDonald’s shows a man fighting with a clerk as he steals cash from her register.

Surveillance video captures man fighting clerks at Haggen, McDonald’s

Surveillance video from a Gig Harbor McDonald’s shows a man fighting with a clerk as he steals cash from her register. Gig Harbor police said the man is wanted for fighting with clerks at the McDonald's and a nearby Haggen supermarket. Police Chief Kelly Busey said the man hit the ...

Woman pulled from car submerged in Hood Canal dies

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office says a woman who was trapped inside and pulled from a submerged car in the Hood Canal near Potlatch Tuesday has died. The car appeared to have left US 101 and plunged into Hood Canal near Potlatch State Park. Two police officers from the Skokomish ...

Felon arrested had 'small arsenal of weapons including homemade bombs'

A convicted felon, living illegally in a senior citizens apartment complex in Fircrest, was arrested with what investigators called a small arsenal of weapons including homemade bombs.   Rose Costello said she heard gunfire coming from the apartment near hers around 10 p.m. Thursday night. “I just heard a loud ...

Lake Tapps unusually low

Lake Tapps is known for its fluctuating water levels but it hasn't been as low as it is now in years. Juan Salido has lived here since 1985. "The last time that we had this happen, it lasted until like June. It sure didn’t make a lot of people happy,” ...

Deaf councilwoman resigning: 'I can no longer tolerate the unfair working conditions'

KIRO 7 obtained the resignation letter of former Montesano City Council member Marisa Salzer that says she is quitting because she feels she is being targeted. Salzer, who is deaf, wrote, "I can no longer tolerate the unfair working conditions of discrimination and harassment against me for requesting accommodations from ...

 
 
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