Bre Clark, reporter, joins the station from Houston, TX. She is a graduate of the University of Houston. Caleb James, former reporter, accepted a job at KOB, Albuquerque, NM. Stephanie Hale-Lopez, another reporter, moved to the Northeast with her husband.


Dani Beckstrom is a new weekend reporter/anchor/weather caster. She comes from BYU. Deanne Coffin is a new part-time reporter. She comes from ISU. Bill Kotowski has been promoted from a part-time to a full-time reporter.

Summer Joy, a weekend reporter/anchor/weather caster, moved to Texas with her husband. Phil Campbell, reporter, moved to KSNV in Las Vegas as a photographer.



Scott Stovall is the new News Director. He came from KNDU where he was an anchor. Nate Kuester departed as the station’s News Director. He is now a morning anchor at CBS58 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.



Chris Henchmen is the new 4 p.m. producer. He came from KIVI. Irina Victoria is the new morning producer; she also came from KIVI. Michael Locklear is a new reporter. He came from Ohio.

Eric Gonzales is a new reporter, arriving from Texas. Kelsey Anderson is a new reporter, arriving from New York. Leaving KBOI, Chris Bodovinitz was a morning anchor and Tami Tremblay was an anchor.


Grendel Levy is the interim News Director. She is also the executive producer. Jake Melder is a new video journalist. He came from Minnesota. Karen Lehr is a new video journalist, arriving from Florida. Jay Bates, formerly with KBOI, is a new anchor. Seth Randal is a new producer. He has been freelancing.

Tauna Lange retired as News Director. Video journalist Jennifer Auh left the station.


Bonnie Shelton joins KTVB as a reporter, arriving from WAOW in Wisconsin.

Idaho Public Television

Melissa Davlin is a new Idaho Reports co-anchor. Melissa was a reporter with the Times-News in Twin Falls. Ron Pisaneschi is the new General Manager. He was Director of Content. Jeff Tucker is the new Director of Content Services. He was Production Manager.

Sherri Walton is the new Program Manager. She was the Assistant Program Manger. Aaron Kunz is the other new Idaho Reports co-anchor and the new Production Manager. He continues as a correspondent for Earthfix.

Peter Morrill retired as General Manager.


Boise State Public Radio

Emilie Ritter Saunders has been hired as Boise State Public Radio’s digital content coordinator. She helps guide the station’s news site [ ] from the data visuals you see to original reporting for the site along with outreach on social media. Emilie was StateImpact Idaho’s multimedia journalist for two years. This collaboration between Boise State Public Radio and NPR focused on in-depth reporting on Idaho’s economy and state policy.

Molly Messick has left Boise State Public Radio and the StateImpact Idaho project. She did a couple of months of intensive Spanish study in Central America and is now working at NPR’s Planet Money.



After working at Boise Weekly as calendar editor for nearly a year, Harrison Berry was promoted to the position of staff writer. Taking over as Calendar Guru is Sam Hill in his first newspaper position.


City reporter Tom Hasslinger departed after five years to become city editor of The Garden Island newspaper on Kauai. New reporter Keith Cousins arrives from Hagadone Corp.’s weekly newspaper in Superior, Mont., the Mineral Independent.


Brandon Macz, Moscow/Latah County reporter for the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, has taken a job with the weekly Bellevue (Wash.) Reporter after five years at the Daily News and Lewiston Tribune. Holly Bowen, business editor and editorial writer at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, is leaving to move the Seattle area after five years in Moscow on the Idaho education beat and the Pullman/Whitman County beat. Both reporters will be replaced; at press time, the hiring process was in progress.

Shanon Quinn, a recent University of Idaho journalism graduate and longtime Moscow resident, has been named news assistant at the paper, replacing Patrick Groves, who has returned to school for his final year at Washington State University’s Murrow School.


Jon Alexander has been named Editorial Writer / Community Engagement Editor for the Twin Falls Times-News. This is a new position at the newspaper, created to promote reader interaction in print and online through the Opinion pages. Alexander transferred to the Times-News from the Post-Star, a Lee Enterprises sister paper in Glens Falls, N.Y., where he was a reporter.