Eugene Buenaventura

Multi-Media Journalist

"Nothing is more humbling than meeting people from our community and sharing their stories of triumph or struggle."

Eugene is a Los Angeles native, and a proud graduate of Washington State University.

Entering college, Eugene always knew he wanted a career working with media. During his college years, he produced and edited for a number of student-produced shows at school and spent a summer working with KXTG, a radio station that covered the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Oregon.

Eugene loves the Yakima/Tri-Cities region; the people are friendly, and the summer weather reminds him of home. When he isn't running around town reporting, you can find Eugene either at the gym, at home playing video games, or learning new songs on his guitar and piano.

If you have a story idea for Eugene, or want to guess his height, feel free to email him at

Twitter - @EugeneKAPPKVEW


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Randy Andrews

In about a week and half, a local East Valley High School teacher is hoping to fill a semi-truck trailer with goods.
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Second Candidate Announced for 14th District Seat

Ben Shoval

A Yakima businessman announces his bid this for the soon to be open 14th District Legislative seat in the state house.
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Police Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Rolando Villanueva

A Yakima man is dead following high speed chase that leads to an officer involved shooting.
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Second Suspect Arrested in Seasons Hall Shooting

Luis Rodriguez-Perez

A second suspect is identified in last month's shooting at the Seasons Performance Hall.
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Arson Suspect in Court

William Leroy Brannin

A man suspected of starting several fires around a Yakima neighborhood appears in court this afternoon.
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Earl Thomas Visits Yakima

Earl Thomas

Seahawk fans get a special visit from a Legion Of Boom member this weekend.
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Ellensburg Water Voted Best Tasting


Have you ever wondered where the best tasting water is in our region?
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Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

Walk a Mile

You might have seen a horde of men sauntering through Downtown Yakima this afternoon -- on high heels.
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Police Arrest Suspect in String of Arsons

Shed Fire

Yakima police arrest a suspect in connection to a string of arson fires around town.
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Graffiti Be Gone Event is Tomorrow

Graffiti Cleanup

Crowds of people are expected to gather in Yakima for a large graffiti cleanup event tomorrow.
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Breakfast With the Pros

Kupp Family

The First Tee of Yakima hosts its annual Breakfast with the Pros, featuring local legends.
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Washington State Investigating Birth Defects

Olivia Jackman

The Washington State Department of Health is investigating a series of birth defects spiking around Central Washington.
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Yakima Native Makes Congressional Bid

Estakio Beltran

Another candidate for Congress makes a formal bid this afternoon.
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Police Question Person of Interest in Arson Cases


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Click it or Ticket


Washington State Patrol is reminding people to always wear their seatbelts when on the road.
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Stamping Out Graffiti in Toppenish

Graffiti Cleaning

Toppenish is seeing less and less graffiti these days.
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7th Fire Hits Yakima Neighborhood

Shed Fire

Firefighters are investigating another fire to hit a Yakima neighborhood this afternoon.
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Solving the Poverty Problem

Father Larry Snyder

Catholic Charities of Central Washington hosts a special speaker this afternoon.
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Highland Schools Hope to Pass Bond

Highland High School

The Highland School District is hoping to find 17 votes to pass a bond proposal later this month.
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Expanding Sunnyside

Sunnyside Hospital Groundbreaking

It's been a very busy morning for the people of Sunnyside, but also a very busy year in general, as they begin to wrap up several major projects around town.
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