Esther Bower

Reporter

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Esther Bower joined the 4 News Now team in January 2021 as a Reporter and Multi-Media Journalist. She grew up in Indiana and feels so blessed to see more of America calling Spokane home.

Esther attended college at Ball State University where she studied Journalism, Telecommunications and Dance. She also spent time studying Video & Broadcast Journalism at Northwestern University in Chicago before moving to Spokane for the opportunity to launch her dream career. While in school, she was actively involved in her college’s live newscasts, dance productions and on-campus mentoring opportunities.

She loves journalism because it allows her the chance to share the heartbeat of humanity through video storytelling. She believes everyone has a story and feels honored to serve society through storytelling and impactful reporting. It brings her nothing but joy to showcase what makes life special, unique and meaningful. She loves highlighting the good in the world and is always interested in sharing stories that harbor hope and connect communities. Send her any and all story ideas!

In her free time, Esther loves working out (running is her favorite!), immersing herself in the performing arts, trying new (spicy) foods and deepening her relationship with Jesus Christ. Her faith is the cornerstone and most important aspect of her life, and she always seeks to share the Good News of salvation with anyone.

Feel free to connect with Esther on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Articles

Man reunited with military tag and class ring after they were stolen more than 20 years ago

Local police sharpen skills to help those in crisis

$2M grant increases learning opportunities for kids outside the classroom

Are you in the market to buy a used car? Get ready to pay more

Priced out homeowners decide to refinance if they can't afford to buy

'It's all too familiar to us': Familes deal with the devastation of another apartment fire

'Maybe things are even worse than we thought': Local experts worry about climate change

Rural residents shocked by spread, destructiveness of wildfires so early in the season

'I'm still praying and hoping we get to go back': Families flee their homes as wildfire tears through Nespelem

Emergency responders urge water safety after three people died over the weekend

How to stay safe while boating this summer

'I don't want to keep beating my head against a brick wall': Local landlords sell properties, rent rising drastically

'I'm just going to give up': Seniors can't keep up with rent increases, find housing

'This is the first time I've had my own home': Family goes from homeless to housed

'Where do you pull the money from?': Renters getting priced out of market, forced to leave city

'I love the sense of normalcy': Community celebrates Fourth of July together

'How are we supposed to not end up on the street?': Renters worry as eviction moratorium protections end

'I never thought anyone would kill someone': One man dead, shooter on the loose leaves residents fearful

'It doesn't make us feel safe': Empty home attracts thieves, causes concern for South Hill homeowners

'I'm just devastated we lost everything': Residents work to rebuild after apartment fire injures 7

'My favorite part about being a dad is being present': Dad overcomes drug addiction to be there for his family

'I'm glad to see Spokane come together': Community celebrates Juneteenth

Looking to travel? Here's how to plan your post-pandemic summer vacation

'Affordable housing is going out the window': Builders turn clients away, can't build homes at prices people can afford

'No product is being developed for less than $300,000': Zoning changes could be possible solution to housing crisis

'How many graves are there?': Community mourns native children who never came home from boarding schools

How to save water and money on your front lawn during the drought

'I'm trying to move forward': Family mourns death of teen killed in Monday's head-on collision

'They made everybody month-to-month so they could get everybody out': Renters struggle to keep up with price increases of 30-50%

'Our mission is to be the earth's most safest company': Amazon invests $300 million in safety, health initiatives

PHOTOS: A look inside Amazon's West Plains fulfillment center one year later

'This is going to be a new town in a few years': New food truck hub comes to Hillyard

'It's just not affordable anymore. It's hard to find a place': Renters struggle to keep up with price hikes

'You can definitely get your stuff done here': Local school helps students graduate, overcome odds

'There is a fear now that once was not there': Community concerned about recent car break-ins

'Your death made me a better person': Local woman remembers the first Spokane man killed in Vietnam War

'It's going to be warm out, so just be careful'; How to stay safe on the water this summer

Firefighters and Avista crews prepare for fire season inside the city

'They're both thriving': Lakeland School District adopts new hybrid model for students who love learning online

Vaccine access, resources grow across Washington