Kim grew up in Sharon, a small town in western Pennsylvania just minutes from the Ohio border near Youngstown.
She attended Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where her love affair with radio broadcasting began. As an avid listener of news-talk radio, she dove in, head-first as a dj, news reporter and eventually news director of the campus radio station WCUC.
She began her professional career in her home town, covering the city hall beat, along with general assignment reporting.
Her passion for all-things-radio fueled her success in several major markets, formats, and duties–from award winning news reporter/producer, to a top-rated on-air personality.
Eager to get to a warmer climate, Kim relocated to Dallas in 2017 from Pittsburgh, where she spent 14 years as morning drive news anchor for a national radio network. She enjoys producing long-form, in-depth stories on a multitude of issues and topics; she’s interviewed a who’s-who from politics to entertainment. She has also covered a host of live national news events, including presidential inaugurations and several political conventions.
Kim is a current and/or former member of a number of professional organizations to include the Society of Professional Journalists, Capital Press Club, SAG-AFTRA, National Association of Black Journalists and the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation.
She’s been recognized for volunteer work with ChildServ and Family Rescue, both in Chicago. When her now adult son was young, she enjoyed an array of volunteer activities as a den mother for his Boy Scout troop. She has also volunteered with Juveniles in Corrections and the Salvation Army.
Kim is an avid foodie who loves tantalizing the taste buds of family and friends with her dishes. She hopes to release a cook book soon featuring her culinary creations. She also enjoys photography, sewing, crafts, gardening and jazz.
Twitter: @kim_lampkins Email: Kim.Lampkins@cumulus.com