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KTVB Newschannel 7

Reporter Stephanie Zepelin left for a position as an investigative reporter at KTNV Las Vegas. Briana Carr left KTVB to become a producer at KSL in Salt Lake City.  Andrea Lutz left to be news director of KTMF – ABC/FOX Missoula, MT

New reporter Emily Valla joins KTVB from KIFI/KIDK in Idaho Falls. Tess Wagner is a new producer, and new producer Rhiannon Rinas has joined the staff, arriving from KHQ-TV in Spokane.

KBOI2 News

Three new reporters have joined KBOI2 News: Kelsey McFarland, a graduate of UNLV; Jake Leber, who comes from Georgia; and Sierra Oshrin, who arrives from Arizona State University. New producer Rachel Bjornestad is from Wyoming, and new web/social media producer Kayla Cash comes from the University of Idaho.

Reporter Glen Beeby departed for reporting position with a station in Salt Lake City.
Jacquelyn Powell, reporter, left KBOI for a position with a station in West Palm Beach, FL. Chris Burrup, production manager, departed for a position with the Sinclair Corporate Office, and Andrea Rayburn, supervising producer, left for a position with the State of Idaho.
Morning producer Nick Kovach has been promoted to production manager.


Dan Hawk is the new sports director.  He was previously the sports director in Joplin, MO, and is a Boise State graduate. Lacey Darrow has joined KIVI as a new video journalist.  She is a graduate of the master’s program at the Cronkite School at Arizona State University.

Idaho Falls/Pocatello


Magdala Louissant is a new multi-media journalist at KPVI; she comes from Washington D.C. Nate Larsen is a new weekend meteorologist.  Nate comes from Salt Lake City.


Tyler Berg, a weekend anchor/week day reporter, has departed for KSTP in St. Paul, MN. New staffers includeNatalie Shaver, reporter/ producer, who came from Chicago; Chelsea Brentzel, a weekend anchor/week day reporter, from the University of Alabama; and new reporter Alasyn Zimmerman, from Boulder, Colo.

Esmi Careaga is a new reporter in the Pocatello bureau.  She came from Los Angeles.
Julia Cox is a new sports reporter.  Hannah Smith is a new producer, from BYU-Idaho; and
Rett Nelson is a new producer for KIDK.  He comes from Blackfoot. Former producer Brigham Larsen has been promoted to digital content director.

Twin Falls


New weekend weather anchor and reporter Carly Cassady arrived from Kansas. Stephanie Mead departed for a station in Wisconsin.



New staffers at KLEW include Anna Velasquez, the new news director, who comes from Albuquerque; new Palouse reporter Alex Crescenti, a WSU graduate; new Sports Director Zach Simonar; and new multi-media Suzette Reynoso, who comes from California.

Producer/reporter Morgan Aguliar left KLEW for a station in Albuquerque.



Lindsie Bergevin, a designer for the Statesman newsroom for 11 years, was promoted in May to senior designer.Patrick Davis, designer and graphic artist, retired in May after 25 years at the Statesman. Longtime outdoors writerRoger Phillips left the Statesman after 15 years to take a position as a public information specialist with the Idaho Department of Fish & Game.

Jason Lantz returned to the Statesman in March after two and a half years with the Idaho Housing and Finance Association. Formerly an editor in the newspaper’s sports and news departments, Jason is now the Statesman’s mobile/visuals editor. Darci Goodrich joined the Statesman in May as a copy editor, moving from a position at the Independent Record in Helena, Mont.


The Idaho Mountain Express, which publishes twice weekly, has added two new full-time reporters to its staff. Peter Jensen, a graduate of Western Washington University who has worked in newsrooms in California and Washington state, joined the Express news staff in June. Ryan Thorne, a graduate of Boise State University who was an editor for the university’s newspaper and has done freelance work in the Treasure Valley, was hired in July.

In April, the Express welcomed Julie Bramowitz as its new arts editor. Bramowitz previously worked as a features writer and research director for Vogue magazine in New York City.

Terry Smith, formerly crime and education reporter with the Idaho Mountain Express, is now employed as a copy editor and investigative reporter with The Weekly Sun in Hailey.



Dan Greenwood is the new Morning Edition host at KBSX.  He joins the station after finishing a graduate degree at University of Colorado Boulder and hosting at KUNC, the NPR station in Greeley, Colo.

Emilie Ritter Saunders was Boise State Public Radio’s digital content coordinator.  In May, she returned to her native Montana to work as communications director for State Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau.

Frankie Barnhill joined BSPR as a full-time reporter in January, after previous stints as a freelancer and part-time reporter.



A new public affairs officer for the Idaho National Guard has been selected to replace Col. Tim Marsano, who is retiring on July 31 after more than 30 years of U.S. Air Force and Idaho National Guard service.  Major Christopher Borders will take over the office beginning August 1; he can be reached at (208) 422-5268 or by email at


Amy Stahl is joining St. Luke’s Health System as communication manager. Her first day of work at St. Luke’s is August 3.  Stahl was formerly community relations manager for Boise City Parks & Recreation, a position she held for 12 years.