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KSEE24/CBS47, Fresno Bee Hire New Newsroom Leaders
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By David Taub, Senior Reporter
Published 10 months ago on
June 13, 2023

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Two Fresno media outlets have recently hired new leaders.

Nexstar-owned KSEE24 (NBC)/CBS47 has hired a news director from Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Steven Shaw, who worked at Nexstar’s WTAJ-TV since 2020, is heading westward. He previously worked as an assistant news director at WOWK-TV in Charleston, West Virginia — also a Nexstar station — and executive producer at KIVI/KNIN in Boise, Idaho.

Shaw replaces Lisa Burger, who left for the Nexstar-owned Fox affiliate in Sacramento last December.

Fresno Bee Finds New Leader

Christopher Kirkpatrick (LinkedIn)

The Fresno Bee has a new senior editor, the newspaper equivalent of a news director.

Christopher Kirkpatrick most recently worked as a freelance editor for New York City-based SmartNews. He also has management experience at Consumer Reports, the Detroit Free Press, and the Charlotte Observer.

He replaces Joe Kieta. The Bee reported that Kieta’s last day was Friday, June 9. Meanwhile, longtime Bee editor John Rich, a stalwart of the newsroom for nearly four decades, also retired last Friday.

ABC 30 Wins News Emmys

ABC 30 “Action News Live at Eleven” won a news Emmy in the medium market category. The station won for its coverage of the Oak Fire.

The ceremony took place on June 3 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. The Fresno media market competes with nine markets in northern California (the Oregon border through Fresno), Hawaii, and Reno.

ABC 30 also won for a news special “A Critical State of Mind.”

Carmen Heard From Valley to Coast

Carmen

B95 (KBOS 94.9) morning show host Carmen will now also be heard in Monterey.

She will now pick up the afternoon shift at 102.5 KDON in Monterey, media publication All Access reported.

Singularly-named Carmen will continue with the CK & Carmen morning show on B95, as well as a midday shift. She remains in Fresno.

Most DJs can “track” or record from any studio.

iHeartMedia owns both stations.

Clovis’ Scott Is New Seahawks Preseason Voice

Kate Scott

Clovis High alum Kate Scott added another job to her sportscasting resume — play-by-play voice for Seattle Seahawks preseason games, the team announced.

Scott calls basketball games on TV for the Philadelphia 76ers. Her resume also includes games on the Pac-12 Network, the Olympics on the NBC networks, and co-hosting a radio talk show on KNBR in San Francisco.

She credits Raiders preseason broadcaster Beth Mowins — who also calls and reports on various sports for ESPN and CBS — as a role model.

This will not be the first call of the NFL for Scott.  She also called preseason radio games for the 49ers in 2016.

“I know that if I do well in every job that I’ve had at this point, that it will help open ears and minds of fans who maybe weren’t sure a woman could do this, of people who are doing the hiring, who maybe weren’t sure that a woman could do this, and also inspire the next generation to have somebody they can look to who’s doing this and doing it well so they can say, ‘OK, well if Kate’s doing it, maybe I can do this too,” Scott said in the news release.

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David Taub,
Senior Reporter
Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email

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