Kristin Thorne is an Emmy-award winning investigative reporter for New York's top local news channel - WABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News.

She is the creator, writer, producer and reporter of WABC's True crime series, "Missing," which is currently streaming on Hulu. The show takes an in-depth look at the cold cases of missing people from the New York City area.  

Kristin has been honored with many awards for her stories including an Emmy Award, two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, several awards from the Associated Press Broadcasters Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. She's received five Emmy Award nominations and four Folio Awards, which honor the best in Long Island journalism.

Kristin has appeared extensively on 20/20 discussing her work on the Gabby Petito case. She's also appeared on various national morning news programs, including Good Morning America and CBS's The Early Show.

Kristin earned her master's degree in broadcast journalism from the prestigious Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University where she graduated magna cum laude.

 

Kristin is an adjunct professor at Hofstra University in the journalism department of the school's Lawrence Herbert School of Communication.  

In 2017, Kristin was named "Woman of the Year" by a prestigious New York City area business network. She's received several awards for her work in the community. She sits on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Long Island and is an active volunteer with the St. Vincent de Paul Society through her church.