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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Union Gap Haunted Corn Maze Opens

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Free Leaf Pick-Up Program Cut

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Dispatchers Raising Money For Breast Cancer

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Selah Middle School Grand Opening

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Operation Harvest Drive Tomorrow

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Toppenish Admin. Responds to UCC Shooting

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Downtown Parking Changes Take Effect Today

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Early Harvest Means Little Grapes for Catch the Crush

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Revegetation Project at Randall Park

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