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The Buzz
Lance Orozco has been a part of since our first launch and we'll miss his weekly updates of what's new in the world of broadcasting. Lance has handed the reigns over to Joy Short. She'll now be covering our weekly feature, The Buzz, and you can read it here.

October 28th, 2002

NEW TO SACTO: Dan Weiser is the new n.d. at KCRA/Sacramento...coming from sister Hearst-Argyle station WGAL/Lancaster, Pa. He takes over for Ed Chapuis, who recently left the station.

MID-DAY PROMOTION: Veronica De La Cruz is adding midday anchor duties to her resume at KYMA/Yuma-El Centro, holding down the fort for the station's new midday show. She had already been anchoring the NBC station's morning show.

TAKING ON THE BIG BOYS: A legendary Central Valley radio station is going to take on the big time. The owners of KTRB/Modesto (AM 860) are moving the 50,000 watt station to the Bay Area, under a unique plan which has the replacing the Modesto outlet with a 5,000 watt station on 840 at the AM dial. The station currently has a news/talk format in word on what the new outlet in either market will program.

MOVING ACROSS TOWN: Kimberly Hunt is now the 6 PM anchor at KUSI-TV/San Diego. She had been at crosstown KGTV for the past 15 years as an anchor

Florida-Bound: Gustavo Almodovar joins WFTV/Orlando as a reporter. He had been freelancing at KVEA/Los Angeles.

OCTOBER 14th, 2002
APTRA ACADEMY: WOW! Another incredible experience for everyone as the Academy had a full house for its year three. It was as much fun for the mentors as it was for the broadcast journalists of tomorrow taking part. And, many thanks to the folks at Pepperdine "J" school, who hosted the anchor academy even though they only had been in their new television complex for ten weeks.

DUOPOLY MOVE: News Director Jose Rios from KTTV/Los Angeles takes over the n.d. slot at co-owned KCOP as well. Plans are underway for KCOP to move its entire station operation into the KTTV complex. KTTV currently does morning and 10 p.m. newscast, while KCOP is at 11 p.m., after Fox cut its 10 p.m. newscast from an hour to a half hour, and shifted it out of competition with the Fox newscast.

PROMOTION! Mai Do steps up to 6 and 11 p.m. co-anchor, at KGET/Bakersfield. She had been the noon anchor, and a general assignment reporter.

MANAGING THE WHOLE ENCHALADA: Eric Hulnick is now Managing Editor at KLAS/Las Vegas, after a loop that included news management jobs in Vegas, Fresno, and San Jose.

BACK HOME AGAIN: Former KCPQ/Seattle n.d. Todd Mokhtari, is back home in the Bay Area again, as the assistant news director at
KNTV/San Jose. Jim Sanders is n.d. at the newest NBC O and O.

KNTV, PART TWO: Longtime KTVU/Oakland weekend anchor and reporter Diane Dwyer is moving across the bay to KNTV. She's been at the Fox station for more than a decade.

WANNA BE A ND? KSWT/Yuma-El Centro is looking for a replace Mike Stafford, who left the station.

AT THE HELM: John Culliton is the new VP/GM at KNXV/Phoenix.The longtime newsman had been a GM at WCCO/Minneapolis, and KCBS-TV/Los Angeles

MOVING TIME: KCBS-TV/Los Angeles is moving its noon newscast to 11 a.m. That takes it out of direct competition with co-owned KCAL-TV's noon newscast...but now, it will faces off with KNBC-TV and KABC-TV.

TRYING TO REPLACE A LEGEND: Paul Sunderland is now the voice of the Los Angeles Lakers, being signed to a one-year deal to try to fill the shoes created by the death of legendary broadcaster Chick Hearn. Sunderland certainly had the inside track on the job, filling in for Hearn for more than 50 games last season.

MOVING UP THE LADDER: Jovana Lara is now the weekday anchor at KABC-TV/Los Angeles, moving up from reporting.

HE'S A BUSY GUY: Derrin Horton adds play-by-play college football on ABC and ESPN to his schedule. Horton remains as a sportscaster for KCAL/Los Angeles.

EXIT, STAGE LEFT: In a move that shocked many in his newsroom, Ed Chapuis left KCRA/Sacramento's n.d. slot. Chapuis had worked at KCRA for a total of 12 years,
including the last five as n.d.

GET OUT THE SUNBLOCK: Jonathan Elias is now the main anchor at ABC affiliate KNXV/Phoenix, Elias had been an anchor and reporter at KCBS-TV/Los Angeles.

SIZZLING IN THE DESERT: Patrick Evans is the newsest addition to the reporting staff at the new CBS affiliate in Palm Springs, KPSP/CBS-2.

JOB HUNTING? LA'S all-news KFWB has a rare job opening for a true-blue radio reporter (no would be TV types!)

KFWB News 980 has an immediate opening for a reporter who really cuts
through the radio. The right person for the job is an energetic,
enthusiastic and creative team player, not daunted by deadlines and the
demands of getting it first and getting it right. Women and minorities
are strongly encouraged to apply.

Sent resume and tape to:
KFWB Human Resources
6230 Yucca Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Fax: (323) 871- 4681