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 an Emmy-nominated traffic anchor and reporter for PIX11 Morning News in New York City. She had previously been seen on NBC New York as host of weekend trivia on Weekend Today in New York, and host of Mets Insider for SNYtv.
Growing up alongside three siblings with learning and cognitive disabilities led Monte to become an advocate in the anti-bullying movement in her home state of New York. In 2011, 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 currently specializes in emerging technology and its impacts on society. At age 16, Kaitlin dropped out of high school to begin her freshman year at Clarkson University, a leading STEM education institute, where she has served as trustee since 2015. 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. For five years, Kaitlin toured the country with the United Services Organization (USO) as part of its official entertainment division. She remains a supporter of the USO and our military.