Media Moves

Idaho Falls/Pocatello  Market

Sports director Brad Shellgren took a job in Fort Myers, Florida.

Chris Huston, news director, is a new arrival from KFDX in Wichita Falls, Texas. Chris is in his 21st year as a news director, and 31st in broadcast journalism.  Family, friends, and lifestyle bring him to Idaho Falls.

Reporter Megan Boatwright left in January and returned to Florida where her family lives.   Brett Crandall replaced her in the reporting position; he comes to us from BYU-Provo.  Karole Honas just marked her 20th anniversary of being on the anchor desk at KIFI.

Boise Market

Paul Fredericks, managing editor, departed, as did Brian Carrington, chief meterologist. Kendra Martinez is the new managing editor, coming from KIDK in Idaho Falls. Vin Crosby is the new chief meterologist; he formerly worked for KTRV Fox 12. Julie Weindel is the new news director. Evonne Simonds departed. New reporters are Michael Calcagno and Alana Brophy.
KBCI became KBOI on February 1st.

Dan Hamilton has moved into the world of P.R. for AEHI, the company working to build a nuclear power plant in Payette County.  Jill Hardy left to help start up a new video production unit for  Tami Tremblay has also left the station.
Allison Warren has gone from general assignment reporter to morning anchor.  Nate Kuester has gone from morning anchor to sports director.
New arrivals include Stacey Skrysak, anchor for the brand-new 10 p.m. newscast, Fox12NewsEdge@Ten, which launched January 11th.  Adam Bartelmay replaced Dan Hamilton as anchor for Fox 12 News at Nine. General assignment reporters joining the staff are Matt Loveless and Bri Eggers.

No changes this time.


Shea Andersen, former Southwest Chapter president and former editor of the Idaho Mountain Express and the Boise Weekly, has become the communications director for Democratic   gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred.