Kiersten Throndsen

Kiersten Throndsen
Kiersten Throndsen
Kiersten Throndsen covers all things "Eco" - economy and ecology - for KOMONews.com.

Kiersten joined the KOMO News team in 2011 as an online reporter specializing in hyper-local news.

Before diving into the world of digital storytelling, Kiersten began her career in journalism working as a television reporter for KOMO's sister station, KBOI in Boise, Idaho. There she covered a number of stories making national news headlines, including a sex scandal involving a state senator, the kidnapping of two children from their northern Idaho home, devastating wildfires, and the Boise State Broncos victory in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl.

Kiersten graduated with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History. (Go Gauchos!)

She lives in Edmonds with her husband, new daughter, and their two dogs.

Recent stories by Kiersten Throndsen

Eco Seattle neighborhood turns to community to help pay for tiny park Seattle neighborhood turns to community to help pay for tiny park (Photo Gallery)
Neighbors and business owners in Seattle's Chinatown-International District have a vision for the no-parking zone at Sixth Avenue South and South Weller Street. They see the empty, 24-foot-long space as the perfect place for the neighborhood's first public "parklet," but they need others to agree and -- more importantly - to help pay.
Eco Brooks Sports' new HQ holds some 'green' surprises Brooks Sports' new HQ holds some 'green' surprises(Photo Gallery)
It's hard to miss the five-story building going up between Wallingford and Fremont on the corner of Stone Way and 34th Street. The site will soon be the new home of Seattle-based running company Brooks Sports, but the developer says there's a lot more to this office/retail project than meets the eye. Developer Skanska recently offered us a sneak peek of the progress being made at Stone34.
Eco What's causing our sea stars to waste away? What's causing our sea stars to waste away? (Photo Gallery)(Video)
Scientists are trying to figure out what's behind a massive die off of sunflower starfish across the country and right here in the Pacific Northwest. Not only are sea stars in the wild showings signs of disease, so are sea stars at several aquariums, including Vancouver which recently posted a time-lapse video showing just how quickly these marine critters are getting sick, losing legs and literally wasting away.
Eco Residents work to ensure Seattle's new CVS stores fit in Residents work to ensure Seattle's new CVS stores fit in(Photo Gallery)
It's not every day you hear neighbors actually complaining a proposed development is too small and should be taller, but in the case of Wallingford that's exactly what happened when residents learned of CVS Pharmacies' plan to put up a new, single-story building along a main commercial corridor in the neighborhood center.
Eco War on Thanksgiving? These major retailers are starting Black Friday early War on Thanksgiving? These major retailers are starting Black Friday early(Photo Gallery)
The National Retail Federation came out with its holiday shopping forecast for the year. With sales numbers expected to increase by nearly 4 percent over last year, some major retailers are getting a jump start on the Black Friday sales rush by opening their doors on Thanksgiving. Here's a list of some of the stores that will be open and some which have decided to hold off until after the Holiday is over.