Vendetta Egbert and her husband have lived in the Rogue Valley for over 40 years. The Egberts say they know the terrain fire crews are working in at the Worthington fire, and it’s quite steep. While they say fire season is inevitable each year, they appreciate the firefighters’ efforts.
“Just about anywhere around, you know somebody. Your kids’ friends grew up there. And it’s sad, it’s exciting, but it’s saddening to see anything burn,” said Vendetta Egbert.
While fire season has been relatively quiet until now, Vendetta and her husband just hope it does not become as bad as 2018.
NBC5 News reporter Katie Streit comes from her hometown, Las Vegas. Katie went to the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
While in Las Vegas, Katie won a Student Emmy for her coverage of the Las Vegas Shooting Anniversary. She also hosted and produced the university’s political news show, where she interviewed Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-1). Her passion for politics turned into a coveted internship at the US Capitol in Washington D.C. In her final months working in the Las Vegas area, she was recognized for her journalism achievements by the Nevada Broadcaster’s Foundation.
Katie is excited to tell the stories of local Southern Oregonians and Northern Californians. Feel free to contact her at [email protected]