Hettie Lynne Hurtes Anchor, Midday News

Hettie Lynne Hurtes
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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

Dwindling Honey Bees Dwindle Even More in California

The mysterious 4 year old crisis of the disappearing honeybee is getting worse. A new federal survey shows a heavy die-off this winter, while another study shows pollen and hives laden with pesticides.

Health Reform Town Hall KPCC's Crawford Family Forum with Larry Mantle

There's still time to RSVP to tonight's very first Health Reform Town Hall with Larry Mantle. You'll have a chance to visit the new KPCC facility at the Mohn Broadcast Center and see Larry Mantle in person.

Save the Land Around the Hollywood Sign

It may not be the biggest story internationally or even nationally, but here in the Southland, it's been in the headlines for months.

Oscar-nominated short films at a theater near you

Most Oscar-nominated feature films have occupied big screens in these parts for weeks – if not longer. Not so for the short films. Starting today you can see which theaters will screen those nominees before next month’s Academy Awards.

Rose Parade crowd heads to football game

The 121st Tournament of Rose Parade has ended. Now the crowds in Pasadena are turning their sites on the football game. (Audio: KPCC's Brian Watt joins us live from the parking lot of the Rose Bowl.)

Mayor Villaraigosa names new gang czar

KPCC's Hettie Lynne Hurtes talks to political reporter Frank Stoltze on L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa naming the new chief of gang reduction.

Huge waves lash Newport Beach

Huge waves attract a lot of attention at Newport Beach. Newport Beach life guards had to rescue about 30 people today due to the heavy surf and they are expecting huge crowds to come out and watch the big waves. KPCC's Susan Valot is at the beach pier.

State Assembly still working on budget

The state Senate passed a budget early this morning but the Assembly's still working. KPCC's Sacramento reporter Julie Small talks about the hold up in the Assembly.

Lawyers, judges by day; symphony orchestra members by night

A classical ensemble that makes its first bow Sunday night doesn’t include the usual mix of musicians. KPCC’s Hettie Lynne Hurtes has more on a group that, for awhile anyway, will exchange disputation for harmonization.

LA County Arts Commission offers free advice to artists

If you’re an artist or an arts administrator trying to strategize your way through the recession, Los Angeles County’s offering free advice. Details from KPCC’s Hettie Lynne Hurtes.