MEDIA MOVES

TELEVISION

Idaho Falls/Pocatello  Market

KPVI-TV

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

KIDK-TV

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.

KIFI-TV

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

KTVB

Leaving:

Edgar Linares leaves for new opportunities.

Ysabel Bilbao leaves KTVB for University of Idaho. 

Arriving:

Ty Brennan joins KTVB from KPVI in Pocatello as a general assignment reporter.

Kathleen Spencer joins as evening editor. Brandon O’Rourke joins as producer.
Jamie Grey joins as general assignment reporter.

Promoted:

Don Day promoted to Internet sales & product manager.
Kelsey Jacobson promoted to KTVB.COM senior digital media producer.  Emily Albrechtsen promoted to promotions producer.  Justin Corr moves from sports anchor/reporter to general assignment reporter.  Scott Evans promoted to Saturday Morning News anchor/reporter.

KBOI-TV
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.
Tami Tremblay, formerly at KTRV, will start on Channel 2 beginning August 1.
KBCI became KBOI on February 1st.

KTRV-TV
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 Bodybuilding.com. 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. David Sleater is no longer on “Fox 12 This Morning.” Rachel Garceau has shifted from doing weekend weather to co-anchoring and morning weather.

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.

KIVI-TV
Morning anchor Michelle Stark left Channel 6 for a job in Alabama.

DAILY NEWSPAPER

TIMES-NEWS
Times-News publisher Brad Hurd has named two new editors to the newspaper’s city desk: Eric Larsen has been named city editor, and Nate Poppino assistant city editor.

Larsen has worked at the Times-News since 2003, and worked on the sports desk before advancing to assistant city editor. The 30-year-old Oregon State University alum replaces David Cooper, who is now editor of “Progressive Cattleman,” a nationwide trade publication based in Jerome. Poppino is a former beat reporter who began working at the newspaper in 2007, covering water issues and the environment. In his new post, the 25-year-old University of Idaho graduate will also be responsible for the community section that runs four days a week.

POST REGISTER
Nick Draper, formerly the lead reporter in coverage of government and politics for the Post Register, resigned in April. Nick and his wife, Samantha, will travel in Europe this summer. Once they return, they will live near Nick’s former home in Missouri. Nick plans to begin filling out law school applications this fall.

Nick was replaced on the staff by Emma Breysse, a Seattle-area native who graduated from Arizona State in 2009. While Emma won’t inherit Nick’s entire portfolio, she will be active in reporting on both government and politics. Reporter Clark Corbin also will have a role on these beats.

Jeff Robinson, a former sports editor in Bozeman and, most recently, former managing editor in Ellensburg, Wash., has been hired as City Editor, filling a newsroom management position that had been open since Matthew Evans resigned in December of 2009.

WEEKLY NEWSPAPER

TETON VALLEY NEWS
Pioneer Newspapers has named Scott Anderson the new publisher of the Teton Valley News in Driggs. Anderson initially started working with outgoing publisher Stacy Simonet, who is leaving the weekly paper to move to Idaho Falls. Anderson graduated from Weber State University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in technical sales and started his newspaper career at the Daily Herald in Provo, Utah. Most recently he headed the paper’s online department.

OTHER MOVES
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.