Heidi Meili


POSTED: 8:03 AM Jun 10 2012   UPDATED: 9:02 AM Nov 14 2014

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Heidi Meili

Heidi has a M.A. in communications from the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University. She also has a B.A. in English education.

Heidi is passionate about children and education and has continued to be involved with local schools and support groups. She is a member of P.E.O., an international scholarship organization.

Before taking this job at KECI, Heidi worked for KIRO-TV 7 News and Northwest Cable News in Seattle where she was also a Seattle Seahawks cheerleader for five years.

Heidi grew up in the northwest and enjoys dancing, cooking, skiing, hiking and other outdoor activities. She is also a big fan of her sister, Launi Meili who is an Olympic gold medalist in women's standard position rifle shooting.

Please email Heidi with any questions, comments or story ideas, or find her on Facebook.

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Food Bank volunteer puts families at ease

Food bank volunteer puts families at ease

With more than 1 million food bank visits a year, Montana needs an army of volunteers to feed families.  One volunteer makes sure clients get more than just groceries.

Missoula native restores laptops for students

Missoula man restores unwanted laptops for students

More of modern-day education is moving online, which can frustrate students who can't afford their own computer, but one Missoula resident is making a high-tech difference.

6th grader enjoys making a difference for her community

6th grader enjoys making a difference for community

11-year-old shows there is no age requirement on giving back.

Michael Shermerhorn Cancer Survivor

9-year-old cancer-free after long battle

A Missoula fourth grader is healthy after doctors diagnosed him with a rare cancer, and his family found help through a local support group.

Quilters help moe children in need

Quilts 4 Kids group helps children in need

Surviving trauma or a hospital stay can frighten young children, but dozens of quilters are making sure they know somebody cares about them.  

Travelers' Rest

Volunteer spreads awareness of Travelers' Rest history

One volunteer works everyday to improve visitors' experiences at Travelers' Rest State Park.


Volunteers keep ghost town's mystique alive

An estimated 18,000 visitors will come through one of Montana's most intact ghost towns this year. It takes an army of volunteers to preserve the mining history it provides.

Montana couple preserves Western, Indian history

A Lolo couple is making sure future generations have an accurate account of Western and Indian life.

Blackfoot river clean up Making a Difference

Resident's determination helps to clean Blackfoot River

The Bureau of Land Management says more recreators are using Montana rivers and, with them, often comes more garbage.  However, the determination of one resident is helping to make the Blackfoot River cleaner.

Windstorm debris drop-off pile

Storm waste piles up at park drop-off sites

Homeowners are taking advantage of debris drop-off sites

Missoula woman places 4th at international CrossFit competition

A Missoula woman continues to impress at international CrossFit competitions.

Boone and Crockett Club

Conservation group hopes Zimbabwe controversy sparks awareness

A national conservation group hopes outrage over recent big game killings in Zimbabwe will spark a conversation about wildlife conservation.

FIRE 3.10.15

Potomac Valley house total loss after fire

A well-known ranch house in the Potomac Valley caught fire Monday night.

Missoula man recounts fleeing fire through window

A Missoula family is without a home after barely escaping a fire Thursday morning that killed two pets and destroyed almost everything they owned.

Paul Ryan

Attorney Paul Ryan outlines shooter's defense

Ryan says homeowner felt terrorized and threatened.