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

Tornado, severe thunderstorm, partial solar eclipse in Western Washington

A powerful tornado raced through the heart of Longview Thursday afternoon, tearing apart roofs ripping down power lines and uprooting trees. The tornado started near the Safeway in Longview on 15th Avenue and travelled six blocks down Vandercook Way. The tornado swept through the area and died out within minutes, ...

Soldier who changed stories charged with murder

Prosecutors said the death of a 19-year-old Lakewood woman was a crime of passion and jealousy, not an accident as her husband first claimed. Skylar Nemetz has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife, Danielle. Nemetz shot his wife in the back of the head ...

Former teacher sentenced for having sex with student

With his life in shambles, his marriage and his career over, former high school teacher Michael Allen told a judge having sex with one of his students was a mistake. “I made some horrible decisions your honor and I’m ashamed of that,” Allen, 33, said during a sentencing hearing Tuesday.  ...

Man sentenced to life in prison in Tacoma double murder

A woman who survived her former boyfriend’s attempt to kill her said she’s not sure if he let her live or simply failed to kill her. Julia Wheeler is the only person who survived a violent rampage by Aaron Livingston last May when he used an ax to murder a ...

Bank robbery suspect killed while running from police

The bank robbery suspect killed while running from police in Tacoma has been identified as 38-year-old Antonio Cross. Cross died when he crashed the car he was driving into a van, then slammed into a concrete building near 11th and South J streets in Tacoma Tuesday afternoon. KIRO 7 looked ...

4 injured after bank robbery suspect crashes

A man running from a bank robbery in Tacoma is in critical condition after he hit a minivan and slammed into a concrete building Tuesday afternoon. The two-car collision happened on South J and South 11th streets about 2:30 p.m. According to police, a bank robbery suspect was trying to ...

Suspected drunk driver jailed after hitting JBLM soldier and fleeing the scene

When a Joint Base Lewis McChord soldier was slammed into by a hit-and-run driver, people living nearby rushed to help. “The scene was pretty gruesome,” said eyewitness Jose Santini. The military police sergeant was riding a motorcycle toward the base around 7:30 p.m. Saturday night when an SUV driven by ...

Bremerton School Volunteer Accused of Child Rape Still Contacting Victims

A Bremerton school volunteer accused of child rape has been ordered to stop contacting one of his alleged victims from jail.   Stephen Jabs, 51, is accused of having sex with girls as young as 3 years old. Investigators with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office said they have identified as many ...

2 in custody after bricks stolen from 9/11 memorial

Bremerton police said two people suspected of stealing bricks from a 9/11 memorial were taken into custody Wednesday afternoon.  Surveillance cameras were rolling as two people stole bricks from a 9/11 memorial in Bremerton Tuesday afternoon. “We have no idea why,” said Bremerton police Detective Keith Sergent, who investigated the ...

One dead in Tacoma fire

When fire broke out at the Annobee apartments in Tacoma on Tuesday morning, a sprinkler system quickly doused the flames. But that wasn’t enough to save a woman who died in the apartment where the fire started. Firefighters found the woman’s body on a search through the unit after arriving ...

 
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