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Ted S. Warren
The Associated Press file
OL Reign and Portland Thorns players march into Lumen Field at the start of an NWSL soccer match, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, in Seattle.

After three years in Tacoma, Seattle's team in the National Women's Soccer League, OL Reign, will once again be in Seattle, starting in 2022. We learn more about what's behind the big news in this week's conversation between KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Kirsten Kendrick has been hosting KNKX’s Morning Edition since 2006. She handles all aspects of the show - from news selection and writing to audio production. Kirsten has worked in radio for 30 years. She was born in Ohio, grew up in Indiana and attended high school and college in North Texas. In addition to being a journalist and active in the public radio host community, Kirsten is also sports lover. She and her husband live in Seattle with their son and their dog.