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At the Daily News in Moscow, Hannah Shirley, a junior in the Department of Journalism and Mass Media at the University of Idaho, has been hired as a half-time news clerk. Her predecessor, Shanon Quinn, takes over the Education beat for the paper. Angela Kay, who recently worked in advertising sales management for Lee newspapers, has been hired as advertising sales manager.

Arts editor Jennifer Liebrum left in July, and the position has now been filled by Karen Lindell, who arrives from Southern California and is a former assistant editor and arts editor of the Ventura County Star. New reporter Amy Busek joined the staff in May, a recent graduate of the journalism program at Gonzaga University in Spokane.

Lots of changes so far in 2014, including:  Outdoors reporter Pete Zimowsky retired after 40 years with the Statesman. Political reporter and columnist Dan Popkey left for a job as press secretary for U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador. Sports columnist Brian Murphy moved to a part-time role with the Statesman as he began a job as digital editor with the Fredericksburg (Va.) Free-Lance Star.

Photo chief Joe Jaszewski moved to a part-time role as Statesman video editor and coach as he began a job as creative director for the ESM Group. High school sports reporter Michael Lycklama joined the Statesman from the Idaho Press-Tribune. Sports copy editor Alex Calinsky and sports reporter and copy editor Chris Langrill left for other opportunities.

Copy editor Dallin Turner moved to the sports copy desk from the universal desk. Bryce Glenn joined the universal copy desk from the Idaho Falls Post Register, where he was copy desk chief. Copy editor Genie Arcano retired to move to Seattle with family. Copy editor Lindsie Bergevin moved to a part-time role for family reasons.


Idaho Falls/Pocatello

Patdvik Aprikyan was the weekend anchor/reporter on KIDK; she went to Rhode Island.
Emily Balla is the new morning anchor; she came from Boise.  She appears on KIFI. Christina Davies is a new reporter who arrives from UNLV.  She appears on both stations.


KBOI2 News 
Roland Steadham is the new meteorologist.  He came from Miami and Salt Lake City.  Morgan Wagner, from Alabama, is a new reporter.  New producer Nick Kovach came from ESPN. Mike Murad left to be an anchor in Portland.

Dani Beckstrom comes from KPVI in Pocatello as new morning weather anchor. Bri Eggers, morning meteorologist, has departed to be a weekend meteorologist in Boston.

KTVB News Channel 7
Lindsey Lankford joins KTVB from Boise State University as digital media producer.    Natalee Allen is a new producer and digital media producer; she previously was morning anchor at KIVI.   Tami Tremblay joins the staff as an investigative reporter and weekend evening anchor. She previously worked at KIVI.

Danielle Alsop and Jaynee Nielsen both have joined the staff as co-producers for KTVB High School Sports.

Sports reporter Ryan Larrondo is leaving to work for the Boise Police Department.  Photographer Eric Turner departs the station.  Reporter/anchor Scott Evans departed for a morning anchor position at KWCH/ Wichita.  Investigative Reporter Jamie Grey left for a professorship at the University of Missouri, teaching broadcast journalism.

Digital media producer Katie Terhune adds duties as a digital reporter for News at Four.   Kim Fields adds duties as anchor of News at Noon.

Twin Falls

Arielle Harrison is a new morning anchor/producer.  She came from Utah.
DeSiree Fawn is a new Wood River Valley bureau reporter; she comes from Sun Valley. Rosie Woods, former morning anchor, left the station.


Veronica Miracle was an anchor/reporter.  She left to go to Fresno, Calif. to be a reporter.  Rachel Dubrovin was a reporter/fill in anchor.  She left to go to Springfield, Missouri for a reporter position.

Carol Zinke is the new anchor/reporter.  She came from the University of Idaho. Jenee’ Ryan is the new reporter, arriving from a station in Bismarck, N.D.