Kevin Boughton is a broadcast journalist based in the Bay Area, California. Before moving to the coast, he was an anchor and reporter in Topeka, KS.
While working for Kansas First News, a NBC/ABC/FOX triopoly, viewers trusted him to cover the most important stories in northeast Kansas. Kevin covered breaking news, a man hunt for a suspected cop killer, state politics, and Mother Nature's fury on the plains.
While covering the damage after an EF-4 touched down north of Topeka, another storm the same night forced Kevin and his camera man into their news truck- Kevin had to deliver our report shouting over hail pounding outside!
Before landing in Kansas he covered the North Dakota oil boom and floods along the Souris and Missouri Rivers which made national headlines. Kevin reported for the NBC affiliate in Minot, ND. There, he led coverage of the 2011 Souris River Flood that destroyed thousands of homes and prompted the evacuation of 11,000 people. His work (some featured on the Today show and MSNBC) during the natural disaster led to a new role at the station when Kevin was named the 10 p.m. weeknight anchor.
Kevin is a native of Chandler, AZ. He studies Electronic Media & Film at Northern Arizona University.