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Carmen Best

10/19/20 - Former Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best joins KING 5 as a law enforcement analyst. Her Seattle Police Department career began in 1992 and she served as chief of police from 2018-20. Best made her first appearance on KING 5 News at 4 p.m. today.  KING 5 News
Yasmin Gandham

10/19/20 - Yasmin Gandham joins News 1130 CKWX AM Vancouver as a weekend news anchor. The recent BCIT Broadcast Journalism graduate is currently hosting her own news talk show at Connect 91.5 CJCN-FM Surrey.

Tim Morris

10/18/20 - KING 5 Seattle lighting designer and technical guru Tim Morris has died of cancer at age 63. He had been with the station for 37 years and was a big part in the success of New Day Northwest when it launched in 2010.  Jake Whittenberg, KING 5 News/ Video
Lisa Daigneault

10/17/20 - Former Vancouver and Victoria radio personality Lisa Daigneault has announced she is the new PD at Ocean 98.5 CIOC-FM Victoria. She has previously been a traffic reporter for the Canadian Traffic Network in Vancouver and was morning co-host at CIOC from 2015-17.  Milkman Unlimited

Jubal Fresh

10/17/20 -  Hits 106.1 KBKS-FM Seattle-based The Jubal Show is entering syndication beginning Monday, October 19 on 98.9 Magic-FM KKMG-FM Colorado Springs, CO and KissFM KZII-FM 102.5 Lubbock, TX. The Jubal Show features Jubal Fresh, his wife Alex Fresh and ‘English Evan’ Omelia.  Lance Venta, RadioInsight

Adam Claibon

10/12/20 - Adam Claibon joins KING 5 Seattle as its new meteorologist. He's been forecasting weather for WCIA-TV Champaign in central Illinois since 2016, most recently as its morning meteorologist.  Twitter Announcement

Shushma Datt

10/12/20 - Veteran Vancouver multicultural broadcaster Shushma Datt is stepping down from her production company but isn't leaving her radio stations. She founded Radio Rim Jhim, the first South Asian radio station established outside India and owns Spice Radio CJRJ AM 1200Aaron McArthur, Global News Video  Jon Azpiri, Global News
Jim Pattison Group Logo

10/12/20 - Vancouver entrepreneur Jim Pattison is listed as the ninth richest person in Canada with a net worth of US $5.4 billion. Among his diverse holdings, his Jim Pattison Broadcast Group owns 47 radio and three TV stations in Western Canada, including CJJR-FM 93.7 and CKPK-FM 102.7 Vancouver.  Ceoworld Magazine Richest List  CRTC Ownership Chart
KIRO-TV Seattle

10/12/20 - A memo has been sent to KIRO 7 Seattle staff that one of the employees has tested positive for COVID-19 and is seeking medical attention. The employee came into contact with a small number of KIRO employees inside the station and had contact with another employee who works outside the building.  FTVLive
Paul Mockler

10/11/20 - Photographer, writer, director and cinematographer Paul Mockler died September 18th at age 76 after a lengthy battle with cancer. During his career he was an underwater cinematographer for CBC Television, including work on the local productions of The Nature of Things, Danger Bay, and The BeachcombersHamilton Spectator Obituary
Tara Finestone

10/11/20 - Tara Finestone returns to Seattle as News Director for KIRO-TV, where she was a producer from 2000-03, and spent the last 2-1/2 years as ND for KCBS-TV Los Angeles. She will compete against KOMO-TV ND Bill Dallman, who hired her as the Assistant ND at KCBS. Finestone replaces John LaPorte, who left KIRO to return to Milwaukee, where he’s the Assistant ND for WDJT-TVRick Gevers & Associates


10/10/20 - The 2020 RTDNA National Murrow Award winners have been announced with KING-TV Seattle receiving two awards. KING won in the Large Market Television category for Excellence in Writing for Sharify Stories and News Series for Veterans for Profit. John Sharify is a KING-TV freelance reporter. Overall Excellence went to KMGH-TV Denver, headed by former KOMO-TV Seattle VP and News Director Holly GaunttComplete Awards List
KIRO_TV Seattle

10/10/20 - KIRO 7 Seattle got a taste of the heavy overnight rainfall as some of it came into the studio through the roof this morning and had to be collected with trashcans and buckets. Anchor Siemny Kim and Meteorologist Ilona McCauley, along with behind the scenes staffers, joined forces to keep the morning news on air.  Siemny Kim Tweet

Dori Monson

10/09/20 - Dori Monson has been suspended indefinitely by Bonneville Seattle from hosting the Seahawks’ pregame and postgame radio shows after a tweet he sent Wednesday mocking the transgender community. Monson's radio show was hosted today by Jason Rantz.  Bob Condotta, Seattle Times  Jack Baer, Yahoo Sports  Michael-Shawn Dugar Tweet
Jesse Johnston

10/08/20 - Jesse Johnston has announced he is leaving his position as 'South of the Fraser Reporter' with CBC Vancouver. He has been with the Corporation since January 2014. He says, "I’m just a little burned out and need a change of pace."  Twitter Announcement
Deborra Hope

10/08/20 - Former BCTV (now Global BC) news anchor Deborra Hope, who retired in 2014, is now living in a nursing home, suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. At the early onset she had begun to stumble over words or names when reading the news. For her BCTV/ Global family, she was in many ways the life of the station.  Clive Jackson and Ian Haysom, Global News/ Videos
Carole Robinson

10/07/20 - An obituary has been published for Carole Robinson, who passed away peacefully in Vancouver on September 30. She married broadcaster Red Robinson in 1963. Due to the current COVID situation, a private family service will be held and her cremated remains will be inurned with their son Jeff, who passed away in 2003. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a future date.  Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services Obituary
Voting Place

10/07/20 - Postmedia’s Rob Shaw, alongside CHEK TV Victoria host Joe Perkins and Canadian Press reporter Amy Smart are providing in-depth analysis on the 2020 BC provincial election Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. until October 24.  MSN/ Postmedia News

Mona Lee Locke

10/06/20 - Former Washington State First Lady Mona Lee Locke joined morning anchor Amity Addrisi to co-host New Day Northwest this morning on KING 5 Seattle. Locke was a general assignment reporter for KING-TV from 1992-96 and an anchor, reporter and documentary co-producer for KIRO-TV from 2005-07.  New Day NW Tweet
Facing Race KING 5 Seattle

10/06/20 - The KING 5 Seattle series of half-hour specials on racial inequality and social justice titled Facing Race is receiving national attention. The 13 half-hour specials began airing September 13 immediately after Sunday Night Football.  Paul Greeley, TVNewsCheck
KZOK Rock the Harvest

10/06/20 - The KZOK-FM 102.5 Seattle 23rd annual Rock The Harvest radiothon raised over $116,000 to benefit Northwest Harvest, Washington State’s leading hunger relief agency. The funds were raised during a 12 hour broadcast hosted by The Danny Bonaduce and Sarah Morning Show on-air personalities.  Radio Ink

John Daly

10/06/20 (Updated) - The Jack Webster Foundation has announced veteran Vancouver broadcaster John Daly as the recipient of the 2020 Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award. He was a reporter for BCTV (now Global BC) from 1980-2016 and currently hosts Back on the Beat Saturday mornings on CKNW AM 980. Former CBC producer and CTV BC reporter Candis Callison is the 2020 recipient of the Bill Good Award.  Jack Webster Foundation Release
Alyssa Boccuzzi

10/06/20 - Former The End KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle Music Director/ midday host Alyssa Boccuzzi, aka Alyssa Page, has been hired by Atlanta-based Lori Lewis Media as Vice President, Social + Innovation. Boccuzzi was part of the cuts made last month by Entercom and had been with The End since 2016.  RAMP Media
Walt Flakus

10/05/20 - Former The End KNDD-FM 107.7 Seattle APD/ afternoon host Walt Flakus has found a new home as the midday host at iHeartMedia's Rock 95.5 WCHI-FM Chicago. He was part of the Seattle cuts made last month at EntercomAll Access Music Group
Rob Bye

10/02/20 - B.C. Association of Broadcasters President Rob Bye is concerned about the future of broadcasting in the province following the failure of an Okanagan radio station linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. He's encouraging regulatory reforms and a tax credit, asking government and other public agencies to dedicate more of their advertising budgets to local media.  Vancouver Sun
Takashi "Tak" Negoro

10/01/20 - Broadcast engineer Takashi "Tak" Negoro died in Vancouver September 19 at age 85. He graduated from UBC with a B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 1960, taking over as V.P. of Engineering at BCTV (now Global BC) in 1981. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Sun/ Province Obituary
Carole Robinson

10/01/20 - Carole Robinson, wife of veteran Vancouver broadcaster Red Robinson, passed away Wednesday morning at St. John Hospice at the University of B.C. in Vancouver. She was actively involved in Red's broadcasting work during most of his career.

10/01/20 - The CRTC has approved an application by the B.C. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches to change the authorized contours of community-based religious TV station CFEG-TV Abbotsford, by switching from analog to digital, changing channel from 19 to 28, increasing ERP from 50 to 475 watts, and decreasing HAAT from 78.5 to 61.4 meters. CRTC Release
Research Director, Inc.

10/01/20 - The Ratings Experts at Research Director, Inc. provide exclusive September PPM analysis for Seattle-Tacoma and four other radio markets.  All Access Music Group

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