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

Longtime film studio chief John Calley dies

John Calley ran three Hollywood studios during his long career as a studio chief. He died Tuesday at his home after a lengthy illness. Calley was 81.

Eddie Murphy to host Oscars

Comedian and actor Eddie Murphy will host the 84th annual Oscar ceremony, Academy Awards producers Brett Ratner and Don Mischer announced.

Wreckage from World Trade Center disaster moves to Nixon Library for 9/11 tribute

Twenty tons of wreckage from the World Trade Center is part of what's been transported from New York to the Nixon Presidential Library to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Former Laker waives extradition; faces murder charge in Atlanta

Former Los Angeles Lakers guard Javaris Crittenton waived his right to an extradition hearing today and will be transferred to Atlanta to face a murder charge stemming from the shooting death of a 22-year-old woman.

California state colleges ready for another round of budget cuts

California’s public universities and colleges could be in for another round of budget cuts if the economy doesn’t pick up.

Brown appoints Pebble Beach bank exec to help create jobs

Michael Rossi, a retired Bank of America executive from Pebble Beach, will be Gov. Jerry Brown’s senior advisor on job creation.

California home sales, prices drop, including in the Southland

Home sales fell about 4 percent in California last month compared to the previous month. On the upside, the numbers are still an improvement over last year. Things aren't quite as bright locally, with Southland home sales and prices down compared to a year ago.

Former Irwindale city manager used public money for nights out on the town

A former Irwindale official has been ordered to pay hefty fines for the misappropriation of public funds.

Brutal details of Giants fan beating revealed in court docs

Prosecutors allege in court papers filed today that one of the two men accused of beating a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium on opening day initially shoved him, followed him after he and his friends walked away, punched him in the side of the head and then kicked him in the head after knocking him unconscious.

New 'Harry Potter' movie breaks midnight screenings record with $43.5 million domestically

The final installment in the Harry Potter franchise set a record at last night’s midnight screenings around the country.

Sherwood Schwartz, creator of 'Brady Bunch,' 'Gilligan's Island' dies at age 94

Sherwood Schwartz has died at age 94. Schwartz was the writer-creator of two of the best-remembered TV series of the 1960s and 1970s, "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch." Great niece Robin Randall said Schwartz died at 4 a.m. Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

LEDs in LA's traffic lights expected to save millions

The city of Los Angeles has just finished a five-year project to retrofit its entire network of traffic signals. Bonus: It’s expected to save taxpayers millions of dollars.

Paramount announces new in-house animation unit

It's a first for Paramount: A modern-day animation unit. Paramount says it is planning to spend up to $100 million to produce its own animated features.

3 lions relocated to US after Bolivia outlaws animals in circuses

A sanctuary in Colorado Tuesday accepted several lions rescued from circuses in South America. The organization behind the rescue has also arranged to deliver rescue lions to California.

Free slideshow on Pacific Electric Red Car at Glendale Public Library

If you’re old enough to remember L.A.'s Red Cars light rail lines, today’s rush to create mass transit is like a trip back to the future. History buffs and newbies are invited to a free trip down memory lane tonight at the Glendale Public Library to learn how the Red Car put Glendale on the map.