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

City Controller Wendy Greuel concerned about LA's solvency

The Department of Water and Power notified the city today it would not be making an anticipated $73.5 million transfer to LA's general fund, a move the city controller said will leave the fund $10 million in the red by May 5.

KFWB Up For Sale

It used to be my home away from home for many years. It's gone through many transformations...from music to news to talk, and now? Who knows.

Pat Metheny on AIR TALK

The great jazz musician Pat Metheny is on AIR TALK this morning. He's talking about a new technology for acoustically driven “solo ensemble” music he calls Orchestrionics. If you can't listen now go to kpcc.

Energizer Bunny Up for Auction

Are you a fan of the Energizer Bunny? Well it's up for auction at a Dallas auction house. Heritage Auction Galleries says one of four original Energizer Bunnies will be on the auction block in Beverly Hills April 10.

A Glendale City Councilman Is Hopping Mad

Glendale police thought they had a clever way to catch errant drivers at crosswalks. Bunny costumes! Earlier this week one officer wore the cutesy Easter outfit , and drivers who didn't yield to the furry pedestrian got tickets.

Got Any Good April Fool's Gags?

April Fool's Day is alive and well on the Internet today. if you need to research something online just head on over to Topeka -- not Kansas ...the Web site known every other day as Google.

Hoping to get into Stanford this Fall?

It's harder than ever to get into Stanford this Fall. Officials say only 7.2% of those who applied this year got in....that's 23-hundred out of 32-thousand-plus applicants.

L.A. Administrative Officer Miguel Santana Arrested on Suspicion of Drunk Driving

L.A.'s top budget analyst was arrested last night on suspicion of drunk driving while heading home from a charity event at LA Live. City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana apologized today to the mayor, City council and friends and family.

Beware Raw Milk...Warning from FDA

Another warning from the Food and Drug Administration....don't drink raw milk! The agency has just reported another 12 cases of illness in Michigan from an Indiana dairy. So here's the problem: some folks believe pasteurization destroys the nutrients in milk, and that's why raw milk has gained such popularity.

T Rex Expands Its Territory

And you thought they only existed up north....apparently not so. Paleontologists have learned the mighty T Rex may also have lived in the Southern Hemisphere. A piece of bone from a smaller creature was recently unearthed in southeast Australia.

Passage of Health Care Bill Triggers Violent Retaliation

A fax bearing the image of a noose. A bullet through a window. Bricks thrown, a gas line cut. Democrats and Republicans are revealing details of threats against them following passage of the health care overhaul.

NASA Snack Expenditures

Talk about an "out of this world" expenditure! NASA spent 66 dollars a person per day for SNACKS during a 3-day conference in Baltimore last December. And what, you may ask, was the conference about? 'Twas a training session for its procurement officials, those folks who do the buying using taxpayer funds.

Close Call in Pomona Last Night

Thank heavens for an alert motorist on the Orange Freeway. Could have been disastrous if he hadn't alerted others on the freeway to make room for an aircraft that had to make an emergency landing.

Partial Reprieve for Octomom or PETA to the Rescue

Looks like Octomom decided to take advantage of at least one of the offers to help stave off eviction from her La Habra home. Nadya Suleman has accepted a proposal from PETA for $5,000 in exchange for allowing the animal rights organization to put a sign up on her lawn which reads: Don't Let Your Dog or Cat Become an Octomom.

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.