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 a cat named Cheddar.

Stories by Hettie Lynne Hurtes

Flu season is finally here - its latest arrival in 25 years

It took its sweet time getting here, but flu season has finally taken hold in the U.S., and California is leading the way.

Nickelodeon's 25th annual Kids Choice Awards nominees announced

Awards season doesn’t end with the Oscars, and the statues are not just for grownups. Nominees have just been announced for the 25th annual Kids Choice Awards.

LA controller slams Animal Services for lax controls

The city controller released an audit of Animal Services on Wednesday, slamming the city's shelter system as being plagued by lax controls and improper tracking.

Jewish foundation offers $200,000 in grants

The Los Angeles-based Jewish Community Foundation is setting aside $200,000 to help veterans as they return from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Burbank educator is a finalist for national Teacher of the Year

The Teacher of the Year award may go to Rebecca Mieliwocki of the Burbank Middle School if she beats out the other five national finalists.

Titanic story of a Downey family's cruise ship escape

Told by the mother that survived the deadly five and a half hour ordeal.

Heal the Bay campaigns to maintain marine biology education in face of budget cuts

Heal the Bay has announced a new fundraising effort to raise money for continued marine biology education in local public schools, seeking to bolster programs likely targeted for budget cuts.

USC enrolls more international students than any other college

As in previous years, the University of Southern California enrolls the largest percentage of students from outside the country — more than any other college or university in the United States, according to a new study.

2 West Covina Police employees under investigation for comedy video

Two non-sworn West Covina Police Department employees are under investigation over a spoof that went viral on the Internet because city patrol cars and uniforms appear in the video, according to City Manager Andrew Pasmant.

Seal Beach to discuss shootings at town hall meeting

The city of Seal Beach will hold a town hall meeting to discuss the Oct. 12 shootings that rattled the community and left eight dead. Officials say they called the town hall to answer questions about the investigation. Counselors will also be on hand and discuss the community's grieving and methods of coping with the tragedy.

Ex-boyfriend charged with killing LA area student

An 18-year-old Southland student has made his first appearance in court after being charged with murder in last Friday’s stabbing at a South Gate high school.

Former Dodger Milton Bradley out on bail after arrest for battery

Former Dodgers outfielder Milton Bradley was freed on bail Wednesday after his arrest on suspicion of felony battery.

Giants fan beaten at Dodger Stadium improving

The Giants fan who was seriously injured in a beating at Dodger Stadium last spring, Bryan Stow, appears to be improving at a Northern California Hospital.

West Hollywood approves fur selling ban

Critter-friendly West Hollywood is moving forward with a plan to ban the sale of fur.

Man who killed NBC studio exec pleads guilty

A man who shot and killed a Hollywood executive earlier this year has pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter.