Kristi Piehl

Kristi Piehl


Kristi joined 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS in Minnapolis/St. Paul in February 2006. She was previously a reporter at WDTN-TV in Dayton, Ohio. Prior to that, she was a reporter for WKEF-TV in Dayton for two years. From 1998 to 2001, Kristi also worked at KELO-TV in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as weekend anchor and reporter. Kristi graduated with honors from Bethel University with an emphasis on professional writing. Kristi received several Associated Press awards in South Dakota and Minnesota, most notably for her live reporting of Payne Stewart's plane crash in 1998. She also worked on Dayton's Emmy award-winning 11:00pm show, and received the Cleveland Press Club Award for continuing coverage of Sick School .


Past Shows:

  • Mysterious Drownings / Nixon's Secrets

    In the first half hour, monster hunter Ken Gerhard commented on recent stories about the Iceland lake monster and woolly mammoth. Next, Emmy-award winning journalist, Kristi Piehl, provided an update on the Smiley Face Killers and why she is now investigating mysterious drowning...More »
  • Smiley Face Killers

    In the first half of the show, journalist and investigator Kristi Piehl discussed the latest evidence in the string of nationwide deaths that may have been caused by the "Smiley Face Killers." Forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Sikirica joined Piehl to talk about the Todd Geib...More »
  • Evidence for the Soul

    Researcher Ian Lawton discussed the soul, evidence of its existence, and how it functions as a holographic aspect of the source. In the first hour, reporter Kristi Piehl provided an update on the Smiley Face Killers; Bill Szostak, the father of a 2007 victim, also appeared.More »
  • The Inquisition

    Noted historian and author Jonathan Kirsch discussed the history of the Inquisition. Kirsch defined the Inquisition as a joint bureaucracy of church and state authorities charged with the task of punishing anybody who failed to embrace the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church. It...More »
  • Generations & Crisis Cycles

    Historian and economist Neil Howe discussed his work on generations and how they shape history as well as cycles of crisis. According to Howe, there are four different types of generations -- Boomers, Generation X, Millennial and Lost -- that have tended to recur in the same...More »
  • Charles Fort

    Historian of stage magic Jim Steinmeyer discussed his new work on author Charles Fort (the namesake of "Fortean" phenomena) and how he influenced and promoted the world of the supernatural.More »
  • Smiley Face Killers

    During the first half of the program, Kristi Piehl, award-winning journalist for KSTP Channel 5 Eyewitness News in Minneapolis, shared details from her investigation into the murder of a University of Minnesota student and how it could be linked to the deaths of at least 40...More »