Lift Speaking Theme:

"Finding Success Through Forgiveness"

Finding success in your life can be both a monumental challenge and in some cases very profound. Sometimes the greatest challenge is owning up to your imperfections in how you view others and yourself. Stephanie's talk with focus on how you can incorporate forgiveness into your life in order to achieve fulfillment and success. She'll highlight how forgiveness frees you up to be your fully authentic self. The alternative is living a life full of selfish actions and negativity. Stephanie will provide you the tools necessary for long-term success by learning how to incorporate forgiveness into your daily life.


Stephanie Vigil started her career in Sacramento, California, at KOVR Channel 13. She moved to Spokane in 1997, when she became KHQ’s morning anchor alongside Dan Kleckner. In 2000, as a team, Vigil and Kleckner were promoted to the main anchor positions, where you can see them today. Stephanie now anchors weekdays at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11p.m. and during special events, like the Bloomsday race and Lilac Parade.

Vigil is the proud recipient of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award and several Emmy awards. She has been named “Best News Anchor” in the Inlander “Best of the Inland Northwest” poll for the past five years, and was named “Best News Anchor” by Spokane Magazine for three years running. The stories that have impacted Vigil the most are those involving children.

Vigil finds fulfillment in helping to make a difference in the lives of others. She enjoys helping with fundraising efforts for the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursey, 2nd Harvest Food Bank, the Mark Rypien Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Catholic Charities Caring for Kids, Morning Star Boys Ranch and the Young Women’s Christian Association. She is a part-time professor at Gonzaga University for the undergraduate School of Business as well as image and reputation management courses for Master of Business Administration. Stephanie loves raising her sons in the Inland Northwest. She enjoys outdoor activities like cycling, boating and skiing.