Kaitlin Monte is the anchor for FOX 26 News at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. each weekday in Houston. She also hosts FOX 26 The News Edge at 10 p.m. every weeknight. Prior to FOX 26, Kaitlin was a reporter and Emmy-nominated traffic anchor for PIX11 Morning News in New York City. She had previously spent several years as host of Mets Insider for SNYtv and on BBC New York as host of an interactive trivia segment on Weekend Today in New York.
Growing up alongside three siblings with learning and cognitive disabilities led Kaitlin to become an advocate in the 2011 anti-bullying movement in her home state of New York. She founded an online petition to bring the issue of cyberbullying to New York legislators, leading to a partnership with lawmakers in the launch of the first-ever New York Cyberbully Census, which provides legislators definitive data on the breadth of the issue. Kaitlin has appeared as an expert on MSNBC, Al Jazeera America, and was the Anti-Defamation League’s No Place for Hate® "Difference Maker of the Year" in 2012 for her "Anti-Bullying Through Leadership" workshop series. Kaitlin was selected by Randomhouse Publishing to be part of an audiobook series on bullying alongside "13 Reasons Why" author Jay Asher
Kaitlin currently specializes in reporting on emerging technology and its impacts on society. While in New York City, she spent several years working for agencies to provide data targetting and analysis for social media marketing.
Her passion for tech started early: at age 16, Kaitlin dropped out of high school to begin her freshman year at Clarkson University, a leading STEM education institute, where she later served as trustee. Thanks to her grade school’s participation in Project Lead The Way, Kaitlin entered college with a full semester of engineering credits under her belt.
Prior to television, Kaitlin spent five years touring the country with the United Services Organization (USO) as part of its official entertainment division. She remains a supporter of our military through her work with USO Houston.
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