Seattle: KING-TV reporter, former anchor
Jean Enersen celebrated her 45th anniversary with KING 5 Television in July of 2013 before retiring as anchor in 2014. She was the first and longest standing local female anchor in the country. She has won an Emmy for her anchoring. Jean has been involved with a myriad of different community service organizations for decades. She typically focuses on events and charitable work that include medicine, health, wellness, children and families. Enersen's community service includes serving as spokesperson for the American Heart Association, a member of the board of the Seattle Foundation, past president of the YWCA of Seattle-King County/Snohomish County, co-chair of the annual Northwest AIDS Walk and honorary chair of the King County Boys & Girls Kids Auction.
Enersen is from the Northwest and has been educated in Seattle area schools. She graduated from Stanford University with a BA with honors in Political Science, a Master's Degree in Political Science and a Master's Degree in Broadcasting and Film. She also has honorary doctorates from Whitman College and Seattle University. Enersen is a former member of the board of trustees of Stanford. Enersen began her broadcasting career at KPIX-TV in San Francisco. In 1968 she joined KING 5. Enersen was promoted to evening news anchor in 1972. She has interviewed several Presidents of the United States and she has co-hosted NBC's "Today" Show. She volunteers her time at the University of Washington, United Way and Eastside Domestic Violence Program.