“The power of Washington, D.C. and how much action feels like is going on is really amazing,” Ashland resident, Jennifer Hall says.
Jennifer Hall and Emily Trivette have tickets to the presidential inauguration, but they won’t be attending.
“We got three tickets just so 3 less people can’t go,” Hall says.
“We’re here to stand in solidarity with everybody,” Emily Trivette adds.
Instead they’re taking in the sites, before the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday.
‘This is our way of saying we can do something and it can be positive,” Trivette says.
“Bring a message of ‘we’re all here, we’re all in this together, we’re only as strong as our weakest link,'” Hall adds.
It’s a different story for Donna Cain.
“It’s about as exciting as things can be,” Cain says.
The Medford resident is no stranger to presidential inaugurations, this marks her third. And while she’s attending several events during her stay in D.C., Donald Trump’s swearing-in is what she’s looking forward to most.
“The realization that we do have Donald Trump as President of the United States that is going to turn things around,” Cain says, “I have great hope.”
And NBC5 will be covering the inauguration all day. Coverage begins Friday morning at 5 o’clock.
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.