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Kalie Marantette

A Michigan native with a passion for nonprofit work, Kalie came to WTOL in January, 2022.
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Kalie Marantette joined the WTOL 11 team in January, 2022 as a multi-skilled journalist.

She grew up in White Lake, Mich. and graduated from Lakeland High School in 2014. After graduating, she recieved a volleyball scholarship to Oakland Community College as an outside hitter. In the spring of 2016, she transferred to the University of Kentucky. There she covered UK sports and news while interning with the SEC Sports Media.

After graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2018, she joined WLNS-TV in Lansing, Michigan for three years as a reporter and weekend anchor. There she got involved with Habitat for Humanity and found her passion for nonprofit work and getting more involved in the community. 

In 2020, she led coverage on the COVID-19 pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests and the plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, then won an MAB for "Best News Reporter."

She found her love for journalism at a young age and grew up watching news stations in Detroit. Her elementary school used to hold mock newscasts. Through high school, she took all the broadcast and writing classes she could and knew this is what she wanted to do.

Outside of work, you can find Kalie playing volleyball somewhere, at the gym or checking out a new park. 

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