Athena Kehoe

Four years ago, Athena moved to Arizona and has not looked back at the Midwest since! (Sorry to her fellow Illinoisans). Athena spent two years at the U of A but decided to transfer to ASU after her family moved out to the Phoenix area. She graduated from ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in May of 2024.

Athena joined KGUN 9 in July of 2024 as a multimedia journalist.

Being out in the desert is something she loves. She is grateful for so much sunshine every day.

Athena was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes at an early age. She felt like nobody could understand or relate to her lifestyle, but that changed once she discovered the power of storytelling. This is where her passion for journalism started: the opportunity for people to share their stories and the chance to inspire others is what keeps her getting out of bed in the morning (coffee helps, too).

Athena is a very avid basketball and football fan, so you might hear her getting into the games at local Tucson sports bars. She also loves going on hikes and being active. Her first destination in Arizona was Tucson, her return here feels like going full circle.

She is eager to start sharing stories among the Tucson community. You can reach her at

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