Galen Ettlin

6:30 News Prod./Multi-Media Journalist

“PNW born and raised! I am excited to be living my dream and telling your stories in eastern Washington.”

Galen Ettlin is an award winning journalist with experience across the board.

This Portland, Oregon native is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, with double degrees in broadcast journalism and Chinese language at the University of Oregon.

He has traveled the world, assisting production and becoming a reality show cast member on LeTV in Beijing.

His first job took him to the heart of Texas as a reporter in College Station (aka Aggieland).

Galen then returned to Oregon, where he produced the #1 weekday morning newscast in Eugene at KEZI 9 News, tracking all the stories breaking overnight around the world.

But when Galen’s not in the field or in the TV studio, he’s making music. He has volunteered as a judge and emcee for the Portland Teen Idol singing competition, and enjoys recording Chinese cover songs to his YouTube channel (200,000 views and counting!).

Galen would love to hear from you! Send your stories to, and follow him on social media.

Twitter: @GalenKVEW
Facebook: @GalenTV
Instagram: @Ettlin1