Fresno media’s loss is the business world’s gain.
“I’m hanging up my news hat. WOW. I said it, and it’s really starting to sink in. I’m going to ‘bury the lede’ here, so stick with me …” she wrote on Twitter. “I have been accepted into the prestigious University of California Berkeley’s Haas Business program to earn my Masters of Business Administration (MBA), full-time, on a FULL RIDE as a Consortium Fellow. GOD IS GOOD.”
The Houston native arrived at ABC 30 in September 2020 after working at KFVS-12 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Jacob’s last day is next week.
This is an incredibly exciting, yet bittersweet announcement!
Next week will be my last week on air as a News Reporter/Anchor for @ABC30.
I’m hanging up my news hat. WOW. I said it, and it’s really starting to sink in. I’m going to “bury the lede” here, so stick with me… pic.twitter.com/4tggmGwamR
— Brittany Jacob (@BrittanyABC30) June 23, 2023
Fresno State Grad is Now TV News Reporter
Weeks after graduating from Fresno State, Viviana Yvonne is the newest reporter for KSEE-24/CBS 47. She made her on-air debut last week.
Yvonne worked as a student journalist at the university’s TV station and newspaper — where she finished third in a writing contest by the California News Publishers Association (as Yvonne Hinojos). She also finished an internship with ABC 30.
She will work primarily as the morning show reporter.
‘Sunday Morning Matters’ on Hiatus
Public affairs show “Sunday Morning Matters” on KSEE-24 has not aired a new episode since June 4, and will continue to be on “hiatus” for the next few weeks.
The show will return with new episodes in August.
Between the summer slowdown in politics, NBC sports programming in the 8 a.m. timeslot (tennis, golf, soccer, auto racing), and a much-needed break for host Alexan Balekian, the show is taking a break.
The one-hour “Sunday Morning Matters” is the only locally-produced TV show that covers local elected leaders and newsmakers.
When NBC Sports isn’t taking over, “Inside California Politics” — a Nexstar-produced show syndicated throughout the state — airs. A special edition aired on Thursday night, interviewing three major contenders for the 2024 U.S. Senate race — Adam Schiff, Katie Porter, and Barbara Lee.
A check on local news jobs available:
ABC 30 (owned by the network) is seeking an anchor/reporter, and weather anchor. The jobs pay up to nearly $75,000 a year.
Sinclair (KMPH Fox 26) is seeking a news producer, paying up to $21.40 an hour.
Ruth Michaels Retires
Cumulus is looking for a morning co-host on Mega 97.9 (KMGV-FM). Ruth Michaels retired last month after nearly 30 years as a DJ at the cluster of stations owned by Cumulus and its predecessors. She also voiced over news stories for KMJ (AM 580/FM 105.9).