Hettie Lynne Hurtes

Anchor, Midday News

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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 a cat named Cheddar.

Stories by Hettie Lynne Hurtes

Get Rid of Unwanted Electronic Gear Free

Got some electronic gear you wanna get rid of? You can safely dispose of it free at Brookside Park, south of the Rose Bowl Saturday. The event takes place at 1001 N. Rose Bowl Drive from 9 to 3.

LA Cop Gets 2 Million After Being Fired for Leaving Work 5 Minutes Early

A jury has awarded an LA cop $2 million and ordered him reinstated with back pay in a case that flared up five years ago when he was reprimanded for leaving work FIVE MINUTES early.

Ellen Forms Her Own Music Label

After a season judging singers on ``American Idol,'' Ellen DeGeneres is apparently delving deeper into the music biz with her own label. She told her TV audience today she's starting a label called eleveneleven.

Popular Heartburn Drugs May Have Dangerous Side Effects

Federal health regulators are warning doctors and patients that heartburn drugs like Nexium and Prilosec may cause bone fractures when used for more than a year. The Food and Drug Administration said several studies showed increased risk of hip, wrist and spine fractures in patients using drugs that block stomach acid.

Lax Enforcement of Puppy Mills

Federal investigators have uncovered grisly conditions at puppy mills around the country where dogs were infested with ticks, living with gaping wounds and in pools of feces. That's according to a new report that placed the blame on lax enforcement.

British Doctor Who Linked Autism to Vaccine is Barred from Medical Practice

A doctor who persuaded millions of parents worldwide that a common vaccine could cause autism was barred from practicing medicine in his native Britain today after the country's top medical group found he conducted his research unethically.

Hettie Reviews Eatery in Redondo Beach

If you're looking for good Middle Eastern fare in a casual setting, check out my review of Chicken Maison in Redondo Beach. I'd love to get your opinion and any suggestions. You can always comment on my blog.

Harvey Milk Day

California and other states are gearing up to honor Harvey Milk on what would have been the 80th birthday of the slain gay rights leader. Over the objections of some fellow Republicans, Gov.

Road Closures Starting Tonight

Up to four lanes of the San Bernardino (10) Freeway will be closed starting tonight as Caltrans spends the next week repaving carpool lanes in both directions between Alameda Street and the 605.

Ditch Day at Caltech Pasadena

You might not expect these kinds of antics from such a prestigious group. But it's a tradition: Ditch Day. And this year Caltech's pranksterism was celebrated as seniors went AWOL, leaving mazes and puzzles for younger students to solve.

California Jobless Rate

The California jobless rate held steady last month at 12.6 percent. That, despite an increase in national unemployment. State labor officials said today about 2.3 million Californians are still unemployed.

Lance Armstrong Hurt in Crash

Lance Armstrong suffered injuries today in a crash during the Tour of California. He was taken to the hospital in Visalia to get stitches around an eye and elbow. Apparently another rider in the main group skidded on some gravel and fell, causing others, including Armstrong to crash.

California Home Sales Down

Home sales in California dipped about a percent below their year-ago levels. MDA DataQuick reports the biggest declines are in the inland areas that had been fueling the market's rebound.

Lawsuit Seeks to Overhaul School Finance System

A coalition of students, school districts and education groups have sued the state of California to force the governor and Legislature to come up wtih a new system to fund public schools.

Octuplets Mom Helps PETA with Neutering Campaign

It's apparently not cheap raising 14 kids!