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New NHL team Seattle Kraken in new Climate Pledge Arena: region's top sports story of 2021

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For their final conversation of the year, KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick recount the region's top five sports stories of 2021. But first, Art acknowledges the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.