Kayla Molander joined WRTV as a multimedia reporter in February 2022 and was a part of the team through November of 2022.
She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She worked her way through college waiting tables before earning her degree in English from Humboldt State University in Northern California.
Molander proceeded to move to South Korea to teach English for a year before relocating Grahamstown, South Africa. She studied journalism at Rhodes University and wrote for local papers. She covered protests against sexual assault on campus and the struggles of rural African women as they fight to give birth in a hospital. She uncovered election fraud and wrote a series about families living with no toilets. She received her postgraduate diploma in journalism and media studies in 2016.
Molander then continued her studies at DePaul University in Chicago, where she earned her MA in journalism. While there, she completed an internship in the investigative department at CBS2 Chicago. She earned five Emmys for uncovering corrupt government practices and exposing predatory companies. She earned Emmy #6 covering breaking news at her first on-camera job as a multimedia journalist in Toledo, Ohio.
Molander is new to Central Indiana, but she fell in love with the city right off the bat and can’t wait to unlock all the Circle City’s secrets.