Kim is an award-winning Investigative and General Assignment Reporter for Fox59. She's covered stories from the ousting of legendary IU Men's Basketball Coach Bobby Knight to the hunt for high flying Indiana money manager Marcus Schrenker who crashed his plane and faked his death near Florida to avoid financial fraud charges.
After six years of dogged investigation, Kim was honored with one of journalism's most prestigious awards, an Edward R. Murrow for her Continuous Coverage into the murder of Indiana University sophomore Jill Behrman. Her knowledge of the long unsolved case led to a hour-long special on FOX News Channel hosted by Greta Van Susteren. In it, Kim reported new information on the murder and botched investigation police had pressured her not to report for years. This pressure included threats to arrest her and shutting out the station from information on any other police case. Kim's reporting forced investigators to act, and make an arrest just weeks before the cable news special aired. In retaliation, prosecutors placed Kim on their witness lists to keep her from covering the trial. Following the verdict, Kim's reporting continued to reveal inconsistencies with evidence, witness testimony, and juror misbehavior throughout the case.
Kim is an Emmy award-winning reporter. She's been honored numerous times by the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists for her consumer, hard news, spot news, and social justice investigations. From an Associated Press award winning piece on secret Ku Klux Klan membership cards, to her investigation into the unsolved hate crime murder of Encyclopedia saleswoman Carol Jenkins in Martinsville in 1968, her stories have revealed new information on sensitive subject matter involving Indiana's racist past.
Consumer investigations have explored the lucrative exotic pet industry catching on-line dealers illegally selling deadly venemous snakes to anyone with a valid credit card. She's also investigated government waste, including an investigation of Indianapolis police officers taking advantage of overtime slush funds. This story resulted in a change to the system and new overtime restrictions.
Kim has exposed medical mistakes where patients have been seriously injured or died as a result of medical malpractice. One piece exposed the extensive record of an Emergency Room surgeon. The doctor had more claims and settlements than any physician in Indiana. Yet, Kim's investigation found state officials renewing his medical license year after year despite malpractice insurance payouts near $2,000,000. Following Kim's report, the doctor closed his practice and no longer performs surgeries in Indiana.
During her career Kim also worked as as Meteorologist earning her accreditation from the National Weather Assocation and membership in the American Meteorological Society(AMS). Kim graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas with a BA in Political Science and Italian. Kim grew up in Manhattan and attended The Chapin School.
A Thoroughbred enthusiast and lifetime rider, Kim served as Executive Director for CANTER(www.canterusa.org) Indiana which places Thoroughbreds in second careers after their race days are over. Kim also helped open the first Thoroughbred Retirement farm in Indiana. The program is run by the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation(TRF) at Putnamville Men's Prison in Parke County.
Kim welcomes anyone with a story idea or investigation to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org