Media Moves


Nathan Brown is now covering state and local government for the Times-News. He replaces Kimberlee Kruesi, who is now the Associated Press statehouse reporter in Boise. Brown moved to Twin Falls from Middletown, N.Y., where he was a reporter at the Times Herald-Record.


Lots of changes at the Daily News. New reporter Michael-Shawn Dugar signed on from the Murrow School at Washington State University as reporter and Sunday layout editor. Murf Raquet retired as City/Opinion Editor after nearly 30 years with the company. New Idaho education reporter Samantha Malott arrived from the Murrow School at Washington State University.

Sunny R. Browning, from the JAMM School at University of Idaho, Moscow, joined the staff as Idaho education reporter in January, but left the paper May 30. Terri E. Harber, Moscow/Latah County general news reporter, arrived from the Baker City (Ore.) Herald.

Departures from the Daily News have included reporter Brandon Macz, who took a reporting position with the Bellevue (Wash.) Reporter; business editor/editorial board member Holly Bowen, who left last fall to be an editor at in Seattle, Wash.; and business editor/editorial board member Meredith K. Metsker, who departed in February for a position as a marketing writer at Washington State University.

Bill McKee has moved from Pullman/Whitman County reporter to desk editor/editorial board member, and Anthony Kuipers moved from Washington education reporter to take on the Pullman/Whitman County beat. Lane Oliver is now news editor, moving from Slice/Page 2 editor; Ben Handel was promoted from Idaho sports reporter to sports editor.

Devin Rokyta, formerly news/sports editor, is the new city editor. Shannon L. Quinn is now a half-time Washington education reporter and half-time news clerk, moving up through several positions starting with half-time news clerk; and Lindsey Treffry has moved from reporter/Sunday wire editor to business editor/editorial board member.


New photographer Tess Freeman, a recent University of Oregon graduate, has replaced Gabe Green at the Press.


Rebecca Boone has been promoted to supervisory correspondent for the AP in Idaho; an investigative reporter, Boone joined the AP in 2002 in Boise. Boone replaces Todd Dvorak, who left the AP in December to become communications director for Attorney General Lawrence Wasden. Kimberlee Kruesi has been hired as AP’s new Statehouse reporter, replacing John Miller; she formerly was a statehouse reporter for the Twin Falls Times-News. Miller left to move to Switzerland.


Boise Market


Mike Murad, anchor, left for a position at KOIN in Portland. Also leaving the station was Vin Crosby, meteorologist, who is exploring other options.

New arrivals at the station include new editor Jack Openshaw, who came from KIVI; and new afternoon producer Elaine Washam, who came from KIFI in Idaho Falls.


Matt Standal , a digital media producer, has left KTVB; as has newscast producer Brady Moore, who took a position at the Idaho State Department of Education, replacing former public information officer Melissa McGrath.

New digital media reporter and producer Katie Terhune joined KTVB; she previously worked for the Idaho Statesman and covered the legislative session for the Associated Press. Ellen Mattila joins the staff as Today’s Morning News producer.


Ricardo Ochoa, Idaho Reports and Dialogue director, retired after 37 years at Idaho Public Television. Alison Sweet, Dialogue Associate Producer, departed to attend graduate school in Arizona.

The new Dialogue Associate Producer is Susie Koether; she previously worked for National Geographic Television.

Idaho Falls/Pocatello Market


Elaine Washam departed to become an associate producer at KBOI.

Liz Coscrove, meteorologist, left for a job at a station in Alabama.

Ryan Hunter is the new daytime producer. He comes from KIRO in Seattle.

Chris Bruin is the new daytime meteorologist. He comes from Florida.

Brigham Larsen has been promoted to nighttime producer. He was a camera operator at the station’s Pocatello bureau.


Shelly Goingf retired as the station’s general manager. Todd Blackington, News Director, took a position with Idaho Central Credit Union.

Shawn Wilcox has been named the new general manager; Marissa Morrison has been hired as a new reporter.

Matt Hugie has been promoted to interim news director; and Deanne Doffin, an intern, has been promoted to a reporter position.

Lewiston Market


Former anchor/reporter Veronica Miracle left for a position at the ABC station in Fresno, CA. Carol Zinke is a new reporter. She previously was a radio reporter for the Ida Vend Broadcasting group.

Twin Falls Market


Meteorologist Nick Kosir left for another position, as did morning anchor Danielle Kosir. Jason Carter, sports director, departed for a position at a station in Colorado Springs. Hgozi Ekeoedo, sports reporter, left for a station in Raleigh, NC.

New morning anchor Rosie Woods arrived from Boston, while new morning anchor Brad Schoreit comes from Nebraska. Jack Holland is a new meteorologist. He comes from Florida.

Nikki Kay was a promoted from producer to sports reporter. Brittney Cooper was a weekend anchor and has been promoted to sports director.