Tim Pham is a co-anchor of KREM 2's morning newscast, Up with KREM, Monday through Friday. He joined the KREM 2 News team as a weekend anchor and reporter in February 2019.
Tim grew up in Seattle and earned a degree in Journalism and Media Production from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University (Go Cougs!).
Tim’s love for local TV news began in the 4th grade. He remembers watching 9/11 coverage and being overcome with emotion. While devastated by the horrific events on that day, it was Tim’s local broadcasters who showed him not only what was going on across the country, but also the hope and common ground unifying Americans. He knew he wanted to do the same for someone else by helping write and tell the first draft of history.
While in college, Tim was a part of a team that launched a live morning show called “Wake Up Wazzu.” He spent summers interning at the CBS affiliate in Denver and was one of 10 students selected from across the county to participate in a week-long fellowship at the CBS affiliate in Phoenix and the Walter Cronkite School of Communication.
After graduation, Tim worked for KFBB-TV in Great Falls, Montana as a reporter. He was promoted to morning anchor and weather forecaster. Six months later, Tim was a part of a team that launched a statewide morning show with KULR-TV based out of Billings, Montana.
Tim traded the cold winters of Central Montana for the warm natural beauty of Chattanooga, Tennessee. During his time in the south he was selected by WRCB-TV to lead the station’s hurricane coverage. He travelled to Houston when Hurricane Harvey made landfall and told stories of people making a difference in Panama City Beach, Florida during Hurricane Michael. He also appeared on NBC’s TODAY Show and MSNBC when deadly tornadoes swept across the southeast in 2016.
Outside of work, Tim is very active in the community and mentors future journalists. He is a member of the Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA), and is a student organization advisor at Washington State University.
In his free time he enjoys working out, coming up with a new recipe or spending time with his Beagle, named Baxter.
Contact Tim at TPham@KREM.com or on Twitter @TimPhamKREM.