Chismoso

March 2010

Anchor Kathy Vara has left KABC-TV in Los Angeles to return to KNBC. She will join the early morning newscast, where she anchored from 1994 to 2001.

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January 2010

Traffic reporter Vera Jimenez moves from KCBS-TV in Los Angeles to KTLA-TV, where she will do weather and traffic in the evenings.

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December 2009

Former CCNMA Scholarship Winner Brenda Duran (USC ’03) has been named Editor-in-Chief of Long Beach Magazine, a full color, full-gloss monthly publication that “celebrates the lifestyles of various communities within Long Beach and includes fashion, dining and community features.”

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November 2009 Chismoso

Dennis Romero, who has been a staff writer at Tu Ciudad magazine, CityBeat and the Los Angeles Times, has recently been anchoring the LA Weekly’s news blog as a temp. As of tomorrow, he’s the full-time guy at LA Daily. Romero, a 1990 CCNMA Scholarship winner while at UCLA, also blogs about electronic dance music at his own Dance Blogga. His bio includes City News Service, the Philadelphia Inquirer and more.

2000 CCNMA scholarship recipient Melissa Segura (Santa Clara University) has been promoted from reporter-writer to staff writer at Sports Illustrated in New York.

Kenny Lopez jumps 67 markets to a multimedia journalist at KTXL in Sacramento from KVEO in Brownsville, Texas.

Alycia Lane, who is Puerto Rican, has been hired as a weekend anchor at KNBC in Los Angeles. She previously was an anchor in Philadelphia. She replaces Kim Baldonado, who is now as weekday mid-day anchor.

Former CBS News correspondent Vince Gonzales is now a correspondent for KCET’s “SoCal Connected.”

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August 2009

Alexandra Rasmus-Varrath, a three-time (Northwestern ’99-’01) CCNMA scholarship winner while at Northwestern University, has been hired as a reporter at Fox affiliate KTVU-TV in Oakland, which is near to where she grew up in San Ramon. Alexandra had been a reporter at Fox affiliate KSAZ-TV in Phoenix.

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