Kim Covington is the Senior Director of Community Initiatives at the Arizona Community Foundation. She works to amplify ACF’s community presence in diverse communities across the state making ACF’s resources more accessible throughout Arizona by creating innovative and new community collaborations with existing and new partners, and expanding ACF’s networks within diverse communities.
Covington retired from TV news after 30 years in the industry to better serve her community. Most people know Covington as a former News Anchor and School Solutions Reporter for KPNX 12 News. Along with Phoenix, Kim's career spans from Springfield, Missouri and Grand Rapids, Michigan to her hometown St. Louis, Missouri. She is the recipient of several awards including the 2015 African American Leadership Institute Gene Blue Service Award, Black Educators Ragsdale Beacon of Hope Award, Judge Jean Williams Service Award, the Arizona School Public Relations Association Award of Excellence, four Emmy Awards for excellence in reporting, and several Associated Press awards for uncovering a dark secret in Springfield, Missouri. That series on race relations called, "Ebony in an Ivory Tower" sparked community forums and was also later broadcast as a special on PBS.
Kim enjoys giving back to her community. She is one of the charter members of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Phoenix Metropolitan Chapter. She is one of Kurt and Brenda Warner’s 13 Ambassadors tapped to help develop the Treasure House project, a future residential home for adult survivors of traumatic brain injury. Covington also serves on the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona, Children's Museum of Phoenix, and serves on Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton’s African-American Advisory Roundtable, member of Phoenix Rotary 100, Advisory Member of Support My Club, Discovery Triangle and has been a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority for over 30 years. The wife and mother of two is a graduate of University of Missouri - Columbia where she earned a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the prestigious School of Journalism.