Wayne Havrelly (Journalist)

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Wayne Havrelly, a distinguished journalist with multiple Emmy awards to his name, spent his formative years in Washougal. Throughout his career, he served as an anchor and investigative reporter at various stations in Spokane, Orlando, Seattle, and Portland.

His reporting portfolio is as diverse as it is impactful, encompassing stories such as the intense standoff between the FBI and white separatists at Ruby Ridge in Idaho, devastating wildfires, hurricanes, and tragic mass shootings, including the one at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg in 2015. As an investigative reporter, Wayne’s work has led to the incarceration of con artists, amendments to consumer protection laws, and the recovery of millions of dollars for fraud victims.

While Wayne briefly stepped away from the world of TV news, he pursued his passion for music, playing the guitar and singing at local events, tap houses, and wineries. Nevertheless, his deep-seated love for journalism endured, and he eagerly returned to the field as a freelance reporter for KOIN, where he continues to contribute his skills.

He expresses a profound connection to the Portland area, describing it as a place brimming with positive energy and people who are genuinely committed to informing the community—an aspect that holds great significance for him since this is his home.

To keep up with Wayne’s work and insights, you can follow him on Twitter.

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