Construction of a 30-thousand square foot extension, performing arts theatre, commercial kitchen and more are all moving swiftly off Niantic Street in Medford.
“It’s a pretty monumental transformation for not only our organization but for the neighborhood and the community of Medford,” Executive Director, Tom Cole says, “each day literally there’s something new being created with this building and it’s exciting to see it come together. ”
The expansion has been made possible almost entirely through private donations. A few of the buildings will be finished by the end of summer/early fall with the building extension slated for completion in December.
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.