Heidi Meili

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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.

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Water exercises maintain fiitness while relieving strain

Water exercises maintain fitness while relieving strain

Whether you are a runner battling soreness or healing from an injury, physical therapists recommend giving your joints a break in the water.

Brisk walking provides health benefits

Brisk walking provides health benefits

A popular walking program offers a low-impact fitness option.

Expert recommends stretches for running and walking

Expert recommends stretches before, after run or walk

Before you go out on a run or a walk, experts recommend repeating a number of stretching motions several times.

Seniors stay enriched with new and old topics

Senior group stays enriched with new, old topics

A group that started as professors' coffee club now includes anybody with a thirst for knowledge.

Easygoing program draws dozens of young runners

Easygoing program draws dozens of young runners

Elementary program gets children ready for fun run and provides exercise benefits.

Students help keep rivers clean

Students help keep rivers clean

Students are working to get trash bags in hands of river recreationists.

Volunteers helping in crowded classrooms

Volunteers help in crowded classrooms

Volunteers are working to help Montana students meet higher standards in math and reading.

Volunteer says time spent with seniors makes difference in their lives

Volunteer says time with seniors makes difference in their lives

Experts say caring for seniors is becoming a bigger challenge as the population of older Montanans grows.  One volunteer makes a difference for seniors and finds belonging and satisfaction in her time with them.

Chamber music trio to make rare national finals appearance

Chamber music trio to make rare national finals appearance

Most people know how rare it is for a college basketball team to make it to the Sweet 16.  That's exactly what three Missoula students have done in the world of classical music.

Retired teacher works to keep art alive

Retired teacher works to keep art alive

Advocates say art opportunities are fading, but one volunteer is helping to make sure community members can experience it.

Montana carpenter transforms waste into building material

Montana carpenter transforms waste into building material

Mission Valley cabinet builder reuses hundreds of pounds of cardboard every year.  

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.