Media Moves


KTVB – Nick McMullin has been promoted from studio cameras operator to morning editor.   Kim Fields joins KTVB as weekend anchor / reporter from WTVC in Chattanooga, TN.  Nishi Gupta joins KTVB as a reporter from WHOI in Peoria, IL.   Kaycee Murray, Nick Gamb and Jay Howell are no longer with the station.

KBCI – Alana Brophy is the new weekend weather / reporter from KCSG-TV in St. George, UT.  Jen Wahl joins KBCI as a reporter from Arizona State University.  Mike Calcagno, reporter, joins the station from the University of Oregon.  Greg Huff is the new video editor from Boise State University and Julie Weindel is KBCI’s news director, formerly with WHIO-TV in Dayton, OH.  Yvonne Simons,  news director, left to become assistant news director at WBTV TV in Charlotte, N.C. 

KIVI – Megan Sweeney joins KIVI as a news reporter from Oregon.  Meghan McBride is a new producer / reporter from Chicago. Reporter Kelsey Minor has left KIVI

IDAHO PUBLIC TELEVISION – Melanie Corey, associate producer for Dialogue, came from Chico, CA.  Chuck Cathcart, videographer / director, and Kevin Evans, master control supervisor, were laid off due to state budget cuts.

KIDK – Danica Lawrence,  reporter, joins the station  from Los Angeles. Ian Parker, producer / reporter has left to become an Anchor-Reporter in Colorado Springs.  Araksya Karpetyn, reporter, left to go to Portland.   Anne Chanthavong, producer, left for other opportunities..

KPVI – Johnny Archer, Idaho Falls reporter, came from Philadelphia.  Suzanne Hopps, Idaho Falls bureau chief,  and Tyler Hieb, photographer, were laid off.


TIMES-NEWS – James G. Wright has resigned his position as editor of the Times-News.  Publisher Brad Hurd will assume the editor’s position, along with his publisher role. However, he will rely on two veteran editors, David Cooper and Virginia Hutchins, for day-to-day supervision of the reporting staff and for daily editing of stories. Wright joined the Times-News in August 2007.

IDAHO STATESMAN – The Statesman is making several newsroom staff changes in November, including the following:
Managing Editor Bill Manny will become associate editorial page editor, as well as the Sunday/enterprise editor.  Assistant Editorial Page Editor Dave Bomar will become the production editor, overseeing the universal desk, sports and photo.   Brenda Gutierrez will become an assistant production editor in charge of Life and Scene.

Photo editor Kim O’Connor was laid off. Assignments on the city desk will change.  Coverage of Ada County and its communities is now under Greg Hahn. Coverage of Canyon County and its communities is now under Dave Staats. Niki Forbing-Orr will take over responsibility for photo assignments and help with posting content online. She also will continue to be in charge of food pages and Sunday Life.   Cynthia Sewell will team up with Bethann Stewart to cover the city of Boise, and also will continue to cover transportation.