July 22, 2002
MOVING UP IN THE WORLD, AND DOWN THE STATE: Lisa Gonzales
joins KFSN/Fresno as an anchor/reporter from KRCR/Redding-Chico.
FROM ONE HOT SPOT TO ANOTHER: Mark Martinez joins the KSAZ/Phoenix
reporting staff from KTNV/Las Vegas.
SO MUCH FOR RETIREMENT: Viacom Inc.'s television stations
group named Dennis Swanson as chief operating officer, a newly
created post.Swanson most recently served as president and
general manager of WNBC/New York before retiring recently.
He's a former G.M. of KABC TV/Los Angeles. The Viacom Television
Stations Group consists of 20 CBS stations,18 UPN stations
and one independent station.
July 15th, 2002
HUGE CROSS-TOWN MOVE: Longtime KABC-TV/Los Angeles anchor
Laura Diaz is joining KCBS-TV. Diaz had been at KABC for
close to two decades, and anchored the 5 and 11 p.m. newscasts
since 1997. The deal will giver her the chance to also report
for CBS's newsmagazines, and anchor news shows.
THROWING STRIKES: Jennifer Gould is now the weekend sports
anchor at KTTV/Los Angeles, moving north from KUSI/San Diego.
FINAL COUNTDOWN TO APTRA SANTA BARBARA: There are still some
spaces available for the July 20th Associated Press Television/Radio
Asssociation of California/Nevada seminar in Santa Barbara.
Topics include live shots, producing, and much more...plus
bring your VHS resume tape for a crtique by some of our attending
news directors. Go to APTRA.ORG for the complete details
July 8th, 2002
FOR A SANTA BARBARA VISIT: APTRA's annual Santa Barbara
seminar is just around the former at my old stomping grouds,
KEYT-TV. We're putting together another good round of
seminars, ranging from producing and videography to anchoring
and reporting. There's also a full slate of radio news
Our seminar is a must for job hunters, with the opportunity
to get your resume tape critiqued by a news director. Panelists
include Jeff Wald, News Director at KTLA/Los Angeles; Jim
Bunner, 11 p.m. producer at KNBC/Los Angeles; Kevin Riggs,
Political Reporter at KCRA-TV/Sacramento, and many more. REGISTRATION
IS LIMITED, AND WE SELL OUT EVERY YEAR. The full schedule,
and registration information are available via the front page
of the APTRA.org website. Also, this is high season
for Santa Barbara tourism, so if you're planning to stay overnight,
you need to look now (rooms can get very pricey!)