Kaitlin Ruddock is a 1 NEWS reporter based in Nelson, covering the Upper South Island.
Kaitlin caught the broadcasting bug as a student when she began co-hosting weekly on Iwi radio station Nga Iwi FM before writing and newsreading for Mediaworks Coromandel.
She made the switch to television after finishing her degree in Broadcast Journalism from the New Zealand Broadcasting School.
She’s since reported for TVNZ’s Breakfast, 1 NEWS Midday, Six O’Clock and Tonight from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and is now shooting and reporting stories from around the Upper South Island.
Kaitlin particularly enjoys covering consumer affairs, crime or stories with a political bent. She's also known for her love of singing and dancing, which has occasionally crept into her live crosses.