Kierra Cotton joined the WKYC team in 2016 as an audience engagement specialist. After honing her skills, she joined the digital team as a content producer the same year.
Kierra remained in her role as a content producer until October of 2020 when she was promoted to her current role as a Digital Reporter for "What's New" at 5 p.m.
As a Digital reporter, Kierra shares with the 3News audience the top trending stories in entertainment during the daily segment, "Pop Break." Additionally, she also enterprises her own stories with focus on local businesses, the Black community and unique characters across Northeast Ohio.
Kierra's work at WKYC has afforded her an array of experiences from celebrity events to hurricane coverage. She's even earned two Emmy awards for her work on the East Cleveland house explosion and the mass shooting in Dayton.
Prior to join the WKYC staff, Kierra attended the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. There, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism in 2016. However, it was in 2015, while interning at WBNS-10TV in Columbus, that she found her passion for digital media.
Born and raised in Cleveland, Kierra is thrilled to be working in her hometown. She is excited to continue learning about and sharing more stories of the communities that played such a large role in her upbringing.
Kierra is member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Press Club of Cleveland.