Kaitlin Monte
Born (1989-02-07) February 7, 1989 (age 34)
EducationUniversity of Tampa (BA), Clarkson University
Years active2011–present
Notable credits
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Chris Fohlin
(m. 2016)

Kaitlin Monte is an American journalist who last worked for Fox-owned KRIV in Houston, TX.

Monte joined KRIV in 2016 as a reporter and fill-in anchor.[1] Her television career began in New York City where she worked at WPIX,[2] SportsNet New York,[3] and WNBC.

Early life and career

Monte grew up in Pittsford, New York, where she attended Pittsford Mendon High School until age 16. She then attended Clarkson University's Clarkson School followed by University of Tampa, where she graduated with her bachelor's degree at age 19.[2]

In 2009, Monte became a performer for the USO Show Troupe,[4] the official entertainment group for the United Services Organization which provides musical performances and entertainment for American military personnel and families.

Monte spent her early career in musical theater and earned membership to Actors Equity Association in 2010.[5]

Professional career

NBC (2012–2014)

Monte poses with NBC New York trivia fans at Rockefeller Plaza, New York City

Monte's television experience began in 2012 as the interactive trivia host on Today in New York. The 10-minute segment aired during the 9 o'clock hour and included a timed, 10-question round of trivia supplemented by online engagement with fans through social media and an interactive chat room.

SportsNet New York (2013–2014)

Monte was the host of Mets Insider on SportsNet New York for the 2013 and 2014 Mets seasons.[3] The program was a bi-weekly, magazine-style show featuring episodes geared towards a diverse range of Mets topics.

WPIX (2014–2016)

In June, 2014 it was announced Monte would be the new weekday morning traffic reporter for PIX Morning News.[2] She reported on traffic conditions for the New York metro area weekday mornings from 5–9:00 a.m. and occasionally filled in on the anchor desk. Monte was nominated for, but did not win, a 2015 Emmy Award for On-Camera Talent (Transportation/Traffic).[6]

Separately, Monte hosted a cocktail segment, "The Sip", on the WPIX-exclusive entertainment show Celebrity Tastemakers.

KRIV Houston (2016–2022)

Monte joined Fox owned-and-operated station KRIV in Houston, Texas in July 2016 as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor.[7] In August, 2017 she became co-anchor of KRIV’s Fox 26 News at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., the station’s weekday evening news programs.

At the time of her promotion to anchor, Monte was selected to solo anchor The News Edge at 10 p.m., an all-new live 30-minute program touted as a faster-paced show.[8] KRIV launched a second live weekday time slot at 6 p.m. for The Newsedge brand in 2020, also solo-anchored by Monte.

Charitable work

Growing up alongside two siblings with severe learning and cognitive disabilities[9] led Monte to become an active advocate in the anti-bullying movement.

In 2011, Monte founded an online petition to bring the issue of cyberbullying (referred to as "Jamey's Law" after Jamey Rodemeyer of Buffalo, NY) to New York legislators.[10] Shortly after, State Senator Jeffrey Klein proposed new cyberbullying legislation and the two joined forces along with Jamie Isaacs, to launch the New York Cyberbully Census.[11] Monte has made guest appearances on MSNBC[12] and Al Jazeera America discussing bullying-related issues, and was named the Anti-Defamation League No Place for Hate "Difference Maker of the Year" in 2012 for her "Anti-bullying Through Leadership" workshop series.

In 2015, Monte was appointed to the Board of Trustees for Clarkson University.[13]

Miss America

Monte competed in the 2012 Miss America competition, representing her home state as Miss New York 2011[14] and finishing second runner-up.[15] Monte was awarded state and national lifestyle and fitness scholarships.[16] She was one of eight national finalists for the AMWAY Quality of Life scholarship, which recognizes women for measurable civic impact during their year of service.[17] Monte chose "Anti-Bullying through Leadership" as her personal platform, providing advocacy ranging from in-school presentations to legislative efforts.


  1. ^ "Reporter Kaitlin Monte Joins KRIV Houston". TVNewsCheck. July 5, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Kaitlin Monte Named PIX11 Morning News Traffic Reporter". Tribune Company. June 5, 2014. Archived from the original on June 6, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Former Miss America contestant hosts new show". New York Post. March 10, 2013.
  4. ^ "USO Liberty Bell, Miss New York Places Third at Miss America Pageant". The USO. January 23, 2012.
  5. ^ "Photo Flash: Connecticut Repertory Theatre's RENT 5/27-6/6". Broadway World. May 27, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "PIX11 nominated for 51 Emmy Awards, more than any other local NYC station". WPIX Post. February 9, 2016.
  7. ^ "Houston Station Hires Reporter From New York". TVSpy. July 5, 2016.
  8. ^ "KRIV To Debut 'The News Edge At 10 P.M.'". TVNewsCheck. August 14, 2017.
  9. ^ "The Intellectual Times Interview: Kaitlin Monte". Intellectual Times. Archived from the original on 2014-10-15. Retrieved 2014-10-12.
  10. ^ "Miss New York Petitions Against Cyberbullying In Wake Of Williamsville Teen's Suicide: UPDATED | New York Daily News". Nydailynews.com. 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
  11. ^ "Klein, Scarborough, Miss NY, Launch New York Cyberbully Census | New York State Senate". Nysenate.gov. 2011-10-13. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
  12. ^ "Jamey's Law: NY Lawmakers, Advocates Out to Fight Cyberbullying". MSNBC.
  13. ^ "Kaitlin Monte Elected Clarkson University Trustee". Clarkson University. May 18, 2015. Archived from the original on May 21, 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-18.
  14. ^ "Miss New York crown goes to Kaitlin Monte". Staten Island Advance. June 19, 2011.
  15. ^ "Miss New York Criticizes OWS, Takes 3rd At Miss America Pageant". Gothamist. January 15, 2012. Archived from the original on January 19, 2012.
  16. ^ "2012 Miss America Pageant Scholarship Winners". Miss America. Archived from the original on 2015-09-07.
  17. ^ "Pittsford's Kaitlin Monte named as 2012 Miss America 'Quality Of Life Award' finalist". Brighton Pittsford Post.