Kay Cooley came to WDAY 6 News in September of 2012. She was born in a suburb of Chicago then made her home in Hershey, PA.
Kay graduated from Northwestern University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in journalism. At Northwestern, Kay was a member of the Division I Women’s Swim Team and a reporter for the Northwestern News Network on campus. Before coming to WDAY, Kay was working for KVRR in Fargo and interned at ABC27 in Harrisburg, PA.
When she’s not out in the field reporting, Kay enjoys being active and spending time with friends and family.
If you have story ideas, questions or just want to say hello, feel free to email Kay at email@example.com.
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St. Paul, MN (WDAY TV) - Minnesota lawmakers say the derailment highlights the need for more rail safety legislation. Gov. Dayton has introduced a plan to improve safety at railroad crossings across the state, but opponents of his proposal argue more tax money pumped into the project wouldn't fix the problem. Rep. Paul Marquart says Heimdal's derailment has increased coversations at the capitol, and he hopes they can get something passed before the end of the session. Rep.
West Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The American Red Cross is getting creative to teach local students how to prepare for disasters. Red Cross staff is coming to classrooms across North Dakota launching the Pillowcase project. Their first stop: L.E.
A Fergus Falls high schooler is on the road to recovery and ready for his first full baseball season, after suffering a traumatic brain injury. Senior Steven Van Voorhis still...
Our early Spring heat wave is already creating a hotbed for crime with the Grand Forks robbery and another in Glyndon. And as Reporter Kay Cooley shows us, law enforcement in the Valley is just getting warmed up.
A recent explosion of cases of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has some local parents pointing fingers at schools in North Dakota and Minnesota, saying the districts are making big...
Back in 1949, George Orwell's novel 1984 warned, "Big Brother is watching you." More than 65 years later, that certainly rings true with nearly all of our public lives being...
At many schools, response times in emergency situations is a matter of seconds, thanks to school resource officers..but in smaller districts, it's a different story. Most districts in North Dakota...
A heroic story from the fatal train-bus collision has caught the attention of our nation's leaders. Richard Lunski and his wife, Susan, live feet away from the crash site and sprang to action as soon as they heard the bus and train collide, saving injured students from the wreckage. Now, Senator Heidi Heitkamp is inviting them to Washington D.C. as guests at President Obama's State of the Union Address. Kay Cooley reports.
A North Dakota lawmaker is bringing back a bill aiming to allow concealed carry in schools. The bill first hit the House during the 2013 session, but failed in the Senate. Now a representative from Valley City wants the legislature to reconsider. Kay Cooley reports.
Monday's accident is not the first to hit Larimore. The town has seen several fatal crashes on its train tracks. One collision in 2009 happened at the same intersection. Kay Cooley reports.