Chuck and Patty Albin are working in Baker, which is just north of Baton Rouge, handing out water and cleaning kits to families who are picking up the pieces.
“35, 40 years of someone’s life that they’ve collected- books, magazines, photo albums- that are out at the curb ready to be picked up and hauled away,” Patty Albin describes.
To put it in perspective, Albin says if a similar disaster impacted the Rogue Valley it would affect Medford, Phoenix, Talent, Central Point, White City, and then some. The Albin’s will continue working in the Baton Rouge area this week before heading to their brother-in-laws to help with his clean-up.
Executive Producer Kristin Hosfelt anchors NBC5 News weeknights at 5 and 6. Originally from the Bay Area, Kristin earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from San Jose State University.
She came to KOBI-TV/NBC5 from Bangor, Maine where she was the evening news anchor. Kristin has won multiple journalism awards including Best Feature Reporting in the State of Maine. In 2017, her investigation on lead pipes in Medford’s water system was named Best News Series by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters.
When Kristin is not sharing the news, she’s traveling, hunting down the best burrito, or buried in a Jodi Picoult novel. She’s also a Green Bay Packers shareholder; if you see her out and about she’d be happy to tell you the story of how a California girl became a cheesehead.