Media Moves


Statehouse reporter Kimberlee Kruesi left the AP Boise bureau to be the statehouse reporter for AP in Nashville. Longtime AP reporter Keith Ridler in Boise will cover Idaho politics in addition to his natural resources beat.


Kim Burgess is the new editor of the Idaho Business Review, replacing Anne Wallace Allen, who returned to the East Coast to work as an investigative business reporter. Burgess formerly was an education reporter at the Albuquerque Journal and briefly worked for a trade publication in Denver before joining the IBR as special sections editor in April.

Steve Sinovic is the IBR’s new special sections editor. He previously was a business reporter for the Albuquerque Journal, and also had led business publications in Reno, Nev. and Santa Barbara, Calif.


Matt Sizemore joined KIVI/KNIN Boise in mid-August as the new morning anchor. He came from KION (CBS/CW) on the Central Coast of California where, he was an evening news anchor/reporter.

Frankie Katafias, a new multi-media journalist, joins 6 On Your Side from Orange County, Calif. where she spent the last two years working as a freelance reporter and producer as well as a reporter and producer at CityTV-Lakewood, a government-owned station in the city of Lakewood, Calif. She also has covered prep football and golf for KUSI San Diego.


Meteorologist Bri Eggers returns from Boston to Idaho and will start with KTVB on Oct. 30. Natalie Shaver left for a job in communications at the Ada County Highway District.

Alex Livingston transferred to a TEGNA station in Jacksonville as a news magazine host. KTVB photographer Ryan Hilliard, a longtime photojournalist in the Boise market, passed away following a 2-year battle with kidney cancer.


Boise State Public Radio has hired Heath Druzin to spend two years reporting on the role of guns in American life as part of a new national “Guns & America” reporting collaborative. Druzin formerly reported on military veterans for Stars and Stripes in Washington D.C. and in Iraq and Afghanistan, alongside U.S. and coalition troops. He covered the scandal in VA health care, the historic 2014 Afghan election, and the U.S. troop drawdown. Before becoming a war correspondent in 2008, Druzin covered politics and government for the Idaho Statesman and for newspapers in Louisiana and California.