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Where's Alexan? KSEE Anchor and Political Host No Longer on Air
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By David Taub, Senior Reporter
Published 4 weeks ago on
March 19, 2024

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TV news anchor Alexan Balekian and KSEE 24 have parted ways, Media Man has learned.

The station sent employees an email earlier this month saying Balekian was no longer with the station.

A Fresno native and Fresno State grad, Balekian worked two stints at KSEE, the Nexstar-owned NBC affiliate. He worked as a sportscaster from 2004 until 2009.

After a stint as a sports talk show host on KMJ radio, Balekian moved to Phoenix, where he joined Arizona Cardinals broadcasts as a host. He returned to TV news in Roanoke, Virginia, this time covering politics instead of sports.

Balekian returned to KSEE in 2018, where he served as the main TV news anchor along with Stefanie Booroojian. The station dubbed them “the only Armenian anchor team in the country.”

Balekian said he couldn’t comment on the situation, but he would say more at a later date.

Messages to the station were not returned.

Also Hosted Sunday Morning Matters

In addition to anchoring the news, Balekian hosted and produced the political show “Sunday Morning Matters.”

He interviewed a who’s who of local and national politicians on what was one of the more influential local political programs.

The show was on hiatus from June 2023 until last month. After a few weeks of hosting, Balekian disappeared, and the format slightly changed with Booroojian filling in. The show was truncated from an hour to 30 minutes. Instead of interviews, Booroojian anchored previously aired political stories.

Balekian’s last broadcast was on Feb. 18, hosting “Sunday Morning Matters.”

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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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