Media Moves

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IDAHO CAPITAL SUN

The Idaho Capital Sun welcomes Kyle Pfannenstiel as a full-time reporter covering health care and the Idaho Legislature, as well as other state agencies and capital city issues. He replaces Audrey Dutton, who has taken an investigative reporting job with ProPublica. Pfannenstiel has previously worked at the Idaho Press, Idaho Education News and as a Report for America health care reporter for the Post Register.

BOISEDEV

Morgan McDonough, a former BoiseDev intern, rejoins our team full-time after graduating from the University of Idaho with a BS in Journalism and a minor in Communication. McDonough will work as a story producer as well as marketing coordinator.

Mariela Esquivel-Rodriguez, who worked as an intern as part of the Voces program for BoiseDev in the spring, will continue as a reporter.

POST REGISTER, Idaho Falls

Johnathan Hogan, the Idaho Falls Post Register’s crime and courts reporter for the past six years, has taken a job at the Port Huron (Michigan) Times Herald. He also will cover the courts system for the Times Herald. Hogan is a Michigan native and a Central Michigan University graduate.

University of Idaho student Joanna Hayes is back with the Post Register for her second consecutive summer internship. Hayes is an Idaho Falls native and a graduate of Watersprings School. She is the incoming editor of the U of I student paper, The Argonaut, and expects to graduate in May 2024.

THE TIMES-NEWS, Twin Falls

Adam Engel, the Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association’s 2023 Journalist of the Year, joined as sports editor on April 29. Adam graduated in May from Oklahoma State University, where he led a team of about 50 staffers as editor-in-chief of The O’Colly, the student newspaper. He completed internships at the Detroit Free Press and for USA Wrestling during college.

Monica Carrillo-Casas, a 2023 graduate of the University of Idaho who grew up in Hailey, joined to cover Hispanic life and affairs, beginning June 21. Prior to her arrival in Twin Falls, Monica completed 10 days at the Politico Journalism Institute near Washington, D.C. She was a reporter for The Argonaut, the campus newspaper, during her time in Moscow.

Pravina Khadka joined the staff in May for a 10-week summer reporting internship. A 2022 valedictorian at Twin Falls High School, Pravina recently completed her freshman year as a journalism and mass media major at George Washington University in D.C.

LOCAL NEWS 8/EYEWITNESS NEWS 3, Eastern Idaho

Stephanie Lucas joined the Local News 8, Eyewitness News 3 team as Assistant News Director in February.   Stephanie was previously working at KID NewsRadio as News Director.  

Ashley Chilcutt joined Local News 8/Eyewitness News 3 as a producer.  She comes to us after graduating from BYU-Idaho and working at KBYI-FM in Rexburg. 

KTVB NEWSCHANNEL 7, Boise

Jason Foster comes to KTVB from Denver as a impressively-decorated, investigative photojournalist with over 20 years of experience visualizing both important journalism and entertaining stories.

After four and half years of forecasting at KTVB and many classroom visits inspiring young Idahoans, meteorologist Bri Eggers left the industry to spend time with family.

Rachel Garceau is a familiar face returning to the Idaho airwaves joining KTVB’s team of meteorologists. She was a news and weather anchor for many years before taking a break from broadcast.

Austin Boyd moved from Ohio to Boise to employ his degree as KTVB’s new Wake Up Idaho newscast editor.

Hector Mendoza comes from CA to Boise as KTVB’s newest reporter. Hector has experience in news, sports and Spanish-speaking journalism which will help serve our Spanish-speaking communities.

After 16 years with KTVB Idaho’s News Channel 7, Doug Petcash announced Monday that he is leaving later this summer for a new job in Ohio.

Petcash joined KTVB in August 2007 as the morning news co-anchor. For the next 14 years, six months and four days, he worked alongside current “Wake Up Idaho” co-anchor Maggie O’Mara and the late meteorologist Larry Gebert. Following the retirement of Mark Johnson, Petcash moved to an afternoon and evening news anchor position in 2022. He has also hosted KTVB’s long-running public affairs program, “Viewpoint,” for eight years.