Kathryn Halvorsen brings positive energy and aspires to give back to the North Central region

Kathryn Halvorsen has been named the new executive director of the American Red Cross of Wisconsin serving North Central Wisconsin.

As a natural storyteller, Halvorsen hopes to use her networking skills to establish new relationships and further advance the Red Cross mission. Halvorsen states: “I’ve spent nearly six years storytelling for TV, and I am so excited to continue to tell the great stories of Red Crossers moving forward. It’s an honor to be working for one of the world’s most charitable organizations.”

Halvorsen comes to us from WAOW News 9, in Wausau where she served as the evening anchor for nearly two years. Last year, she was honored for her work by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. Prior to that, Halvorsen anchored and reported in Traverse City, Michigan.

As executive director, Halvorsen will be collaborating with community partners and elected officials; conducting media interviews; fundraising for the chapter; recruiting and engaging with volunteers; and helping with blood donation and collection goals.

Halvorsen graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Electronic Media Sales. There, she was a part of many organizations including the university’s National Broadcasting Society, a member of a co-ed professional business fraternity, and more recently, Halvorsen has been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters in Marathon County. Her engagement and knowledge of the community will provide her a great advantage as she fulfills the work in the region she serves.

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