Ariana Lake

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Emmy-nominated journalist Ariana Lake anchors the 4 News Now weekend shows and shares stories from the Inland Northwest throughout the week as a multi-media journalist.

Ariana was raised in Montana, in a county without a single stoplight. Despite her small town upbringing, she’s traveled across the country and the globe. Before starting her career in journalism, Ariana developed student leadership programs and shared them at a variety of conferences. She fell in love with broadcast after hosting an episode of MTV’s Extreme Cribs.

The University of Montana graduate got her start in news while she was still a full-time student. She was later part of the news team that received the 2017 E.B. Craney Broadcasting Award for Television Breaking News. Most recently, Ariana was honored with an emmy nomination for a 4 News Now cold case story centered in Clarkston.

Each month, Ariana takes you inside Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital for Miracle Monday. The segments feature inspiring stories from children and their families.

Outside of work, you’ll find Ariana hanging out with her two cats, working out at a barre or yoga studio, and exploring all the great dining options the Inland Northwest offers.

Ariana is always looking for a great story or breaking news tip. Send your ideas to or message her on social media @arianakxly.


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