Hettie Lynne Hurtes Anchor, Midday News
Hettie Lynne Hurtes is KPCC's Midday News Anchor. Hettie has been a broadcast journalist for more than 25 years in Los Angeles. Most of her previous on air experience has been in commercial radio, primarily at KFWB.
Hurtes began her career at KSDO as San Diego's first female radio anchor, and was brought up to Los Angeles by KFWB where she worked as a reporter/anchor on and off through 2006 when she moved to public radio and KPCC. During her earlier years in broadcasting. Hettie was morning drive anchor and news director at KRTH 101, evening news anchor at Channel 13, freelance reporter for CNN in Los Angeles and national film critic at the former RKO Radio Network.
Hettie has written for a number of newspapers and magazines including Orange County Magazine, Downtown L.A. News, Beverly Hills Business and BackStage West. She's authored two books: "The Backstage Guide to Casting Directors" and "Agents on Actors." Her acting experience has extended to film and television ("Terminator" and "Throw Mama from the Train", to name just two). She's currently casting director/actor for Drama West Productions at the Edendale Library in Echo Park – the only ongoing theatre troupe at an L.A. Public Library.
Hettie is married to Randy Roberts and has two children and an adopted desert tortoise, Tortellini.
Stories by Hettie Lynne Hurtes
Gerardo Hernandez, 39, was slain by a gunman reportedly targeting officers working for the Transportation Security Administration.
A soap star, his wife, a grump, and his daughter: 'Assisted Living' stars Paul Dooley and Winnie Holzman
"Assisted Living" began thirty years ago when Dooley and Holzman took a stab at answering a pile of fan mail to Dooley. They started riffing on it, then wrote some pages, then put it away for decades. Hurricane Sandy gave them the time to finish it.
A member of the Moreno Valley school board was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison. Rios was convicted last month of pimping, pandering and insurance fraud.
The third edition of the Hollywood Fringe Festival hits the streets for almost a dozen days starting on Thursday. It plans to feature more than 1,000 performances.
The National Recording Registry is adding to its collection 25 recordings that shaped the American cultural landscape.
Founded in 1962 by Dolores Huerta and the late Cesar Chavez, this weekend’s convention will honor the UFW's strikers of the 1960s.
KPCC’s Hettie Lynne Hurtes marks "My Three Sons Day" in Los Angeles (Wednesday) by talking with three of the sons from the long-running TV sitcom, Barry and Stan Livingston and Tim Considine.
The specially-designated lane was supposed to be a first step in a larger effort to make L.A. more bicycle-friendly. But it turns out that one man’s friend is another man’s frustration.
Every three months, California’s Board of Equalization is required by law to list the people and companies who haven’t ponied up their sales and use taxes.
A total of eight former Bell leaders stand accused of looting the city out of millions of dollars by collecting exorbitant salaries and taking illegal loans.
Senator Mark Leno has introduced a bill that would make possession of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and other drugs a misdemeanor instead of a felony.
Never get between a smartphone user and his data plan — an angry customer from the San Fernando Valley sued AT&T for throttling back his data speed, and he won.
There’s a new report card out from California’s Patient Advocate Office. How does your health plan stack up against the others?
What you see and eat at LAX is about to change. A big name in Southern California malls, Westfield, is ready to get to work at the airport.
Sit 'n Sleep Mattress Company CEO is dead serious when it comes to vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and he wants to hire 50 vets to staff new stores.