Chris Nettleton is the new Sports Director. He previously worked at stations in Minnesota, Tennessee and Iowa.  Stephanie Smith is the new morning news show co-anchor.  She came from KLEW.


Idaho Public Television

Greg Hahn, formerly an editor for the Idaho Statesman, is the new Producer/Reporter/Host for Idaho Reports.  Melanie Corry, Associate Producer for Dialogue, departs to work for the PBS station in Redding, Calif.



New arrivals include Roland Beres, weekday anchor, who was working in Madison, Wisconsin and previously had worked at KTVB; Tamara Jolee, sports and field reporter, who was working in Dallas, Texas; Michael Lopez, video journalist, who came from South Florida; and Jennifer Auh, video journalist, who came from KTVE in Monroe, Louisiana.



New arrivals include Jenna Jordan, morning producer, from University of Colorado at Boulder; Andrea Lutz, nightside reporter, from KAJ, Missoula; Jay Tust, sports reporter/anchor from KLEW, Lewiston; Julia Dodson, senior morning producer from WXIN, Indianapolis; and Adrea Young, nightside assignment editor/digital media producer, from KOIN, Portland, Ore.
Departures include former news director Jim Gilchriest to WAVY, Hampton Roads, Virginia; nightside reporter Nishi Gupta, who took a job at Global TV in Toronto;  morning producer Kelly Fisk; nightside assignment editor Nick Lambert; nightside photographer Trevor Loucks; and sports anchor/reporter Zach Wolken.



New arrivals include morning news anchor Jonathan Martinez, who came from Las Vegas. Judy Alley is the new weekend news anchor/reporter. She came from Los Angeles. Brian Staudinger is a new video journalist.  He was previously an editor and left to work for a cruise line before returning. Carl Rippe is a new weekend weatherperson.  He came from west Texas.

Former weekend anchor Mike Vogel left to start his own Web company.  Adam Bartelmay, former weekday anchor, left for a public relations position with the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce.



New reporter Caleb James came from the University of Colorado, Boulder, as did new reporter Kylie Bearse; new reporter/weekend producer Jamie Ostroff came from Miami, and new weekday producer Paul Riley arrives from BYU Idaho. New overnight producer Jake Copp hails from the University of Wisconsin.

Troy Campbell, a reporter, moved to a station in El Paso, Texas.  Tammy Harmer, weekend anchor/reporter, left the industry. Brandon Aisle, executive producer, left to become executive producer at KKTV in Colorado Springs.



Former morning anchor/producer Stuart Summers left for a position at ISU. Diana Nguyen, who was a reporter, left the business.

Haley Smith is the new morning anchor/producer.  She came from BYU. Sasha Zimmerman, who came from BYU Idaho, is the new reporter.



Diane Dean is the new weekday anchor, arriving from Texas. Also from Texas is new reporter Aimee Burnett. Former reporter Rachael Giffoni left for the CBS station in Fort Myers, Fla.



Nate Keuster is the new News Director.  He came from Boise, as did Matt Johnson, the new Sports Director. New reporter Cindy Cha arrives from Honolulu, Hawaii. Stephanie Smith departed to become the morning anchor on KBOI-TV.




After eight years of hard work at Boise Weekly, Arts and Entertainment Editor Amy Atkins has left to pursue life outside of the newsroom. Staff Writer Tara Morgan was named to fill Atkins’ shoes as A&E editor, while Sheree Whiteley, Andrew Crisp and Stephen Foster joined the editorial staff in various reporting positions.



Sabina Dana Plasse, former arts and events editor, left to pursue other writing opportunities and new projects in the valley. Jennifer Liebrum will be taking over as the new arts and events editor.



Julie Wootton has joined the Times-News as an education reporter. She was formerly with the Elko (Nev.) Daily Free Press. Features reporter Melissa Davlin has joined the editorial board.



Mike Jung is the new president and publisher. He is the former publisher of the Santa Cruz (Calif.) Sentinel, and before that worked for the San Jose Mercury News and Florida Today.



Former teacher and newspaper editor Michael H. O’Donnell has joined the Idaho State Journal staff as assistant managing editor. O’Donnell will continue to write his Sunday column for the paper in addition to his new duties.



Ruth Brown is the new cops and courts reporter for the Post Register. Brown comes to Idaho Falls from the Capital Journal in Pierre, S.D., where she covered state government, city council, and courts in two counties as well as the police beat. Brown replaces Rachel Cook, who took a job at the Bakersfield Californian as a breaking news reporter.



Charlotte Wiemerslage is the new local editor; she’s a recent BSU grad, former managing editor of the BSU Arbiter, and a graduate of Eagle High School. Holly Beech, a Northwest Nazarene University grad, former editor of the college paper, and graduate of Skyview High School in Nampa, is a new business reporter.

Nate Green signs on as education reporter; he’s a former reporter for the Laramie Daily Boomerang in Laramie, Wyo. and also teaches English at the college level. John Funk is the new night reporter; he worked for the Herald Journal in Logan, Utah. New photographer Adam Eschbach is a recent graduate of the University of Montana.