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Kierra Cotton, 3News Reporter

Kierra Cotton is a Reporter at wkyc studios in Cleveland, Ohio, specializing in feature and entertainment content.
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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 as a Digital Reporter for "What's New" at 5 p.m. 

As a digital reporter, Kierra shared with the 3News audience the top trending stories in entertainment during the daily segment, "Pop Break." Additionally, she was able to enterprise her own stories with focus on local businesses, the Black community and unique characters across Northeast Ohio. 

In 2022, Kierra made the jump into a full-time reporting role, joining the Weekend Go! team as the morning show reporter. She also stepped in as the second co-host for  'We the People,' WKYC's community advocacy show, alongside Leon Bibb. 

Kierra's work at WKYC has afforded her an array of experiences from celebrity events to hurricane coverage. She's even earned three Emmy awards for her work on the East Cleveland house explosion, the mass shooting in Dayton and the strides being taken by LGBTQ community in Northeast Ohio. 

Prior to joining 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. 

A Cleveland native, 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 also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Press Club of Cleveland.

You can contact Kierra Cotton at kcotton@wkyc.com and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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