Kimberly Bookman announced on Twitter today that she is joining WHDH 7 News in August as a general assignment reporter.Kimberly has worked as a freelance reporter for WCVB-TV’s NewsCenter 5 since 2009, reporting stories from locations all over New England.In 2010, she was part of the Emmy-winning teams reporting on the "Mattapan Massacre" and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority water main break.Among many other memorable stories in 2011, Kimberly has covered the Bruins Stanley Cup championship win, the Western Massachusetts tornado and the capture of Boston's most notorious gangster, Whitey Bulger.Previously, Kimberly worked as a freelance TV reporter and fill-in anchor at WMUR-TV in Manchester, NH. While there, she covered the 2008 Presidential primary debates and numerous election related stories. Kimberly has held similar positions at WFXT-TV and NECN in Boston, WMAR-TV in Baltimore, WSPA-TV in Spartanburg, SC and WETM-TV in Elmira, NY.Kimberly’s excellence in journalism has been recognized with 3 New England Emmys and 1 Southeastern Emmy. She has also won awards from the New York State Broadcasters Association and Associated Press.Kimberly volunteers her free time to both the Anti-Defamation League and Dress for Success organizations.Kimberly received a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from American University.A Needham native, Kimberly made her first appearance on WCVB with her fifth grade weather class. Kimberly also interned at the station during a summer in college.
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