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

UCLA to build state-of-the-art music center with $10 million donation

UCLA plans to name its new music facility after an alumnus with some of the best ears in the business. His talent formed the foundation of a $10 million gift to the school.

US Army reaches out to LA’s Chinese after scam

U.S. Army officials say they want to ensure that Chinese immigrants don't fall for the kind of scam that got its alleged leader arrested last week.

Newport Beach cops want fine levied against those involved in rowdy parties

Police in Newport Beach are trying to get its City Council to support a crackdown on rowdy partying. The Council considered the matter at its meeting last night.

LA County passes ordinance to better protect animals

Pet breeders in Los Angeles County will have to abide by new rules designed to protect animals’ health. The L.A. County Board of Supervisors passed amendments to an existing ordinance Tuesday.

Former LA Philharmonic music director gets his Hollywood star

The newest star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame doesn’t wield a microphone or a lighsaber, but a baton. He comes from the world of classical music.

How to tie the knot on Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles

Los Angeles County plans to ease the way up the aisle for couples who plan to marry on Monday - Valentine's Day.

Mars Science lab needs $82 million more

The lab that fostered Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity needs more money. NASA’s Mars Science Lab has burned through its reserves.

LA Jazz Society launches month-long music program for Black History Month

The L.A. Jazz Society has launched Jazz In Schools in conjunction with Black History Month. It's a unique program in the Los Angeles Unified schools.

3 extra days to file taxes this year

The Internal Revenue Service delivered good news to taxpayers Tuesday. The agency announced that Americans will have a few extra days to file income taxes this year.

New charter school opens in Watts with corporate, nonprofit support

A new charter high school in Watts will offer each student a laptop. The school gets by with a little help from its corporate and nonprofit friends.

Rocker and LA Zoo board member Slash defends new elephant habitat

The impressive and also controversial $42 million Elephants of Asia exhibit at the LA Zoo opened to the public Thursday. The exhibit has been hotly contested by animal rights activists, but Wednesday night the zoo hosted an opening party with “200 VIP guests, some B-listers and a performance by Slash,” reports the LA Weekly.

Lyle Lovett performs in Shakespeare's 'Much Ado'

You probably know Lyle Lovett as a singer/songwriter whose Texas bluesy folk style has won him four Grammy awards. Or maybe from his film and television roles. Now Lovett’s trying something a little different — Shakespeare.

Melissa Manchester stars in family-friendly dance show 'Fascinating Rhythms' in Ventura

For more than 30 years, Melissa Manchester has entertained audiences with songs like “Midnight Blue,” “Don’t Cry Out Loud” and “Through the Eyes of Love.” You can see Melissa Manchester now through December 19 at the Rubicon Theatre in Ventura in "Fascinating Rhythms," which also features stars of the ballroom dance world.

Film students can now submit for Student Academy Awards competition

Film students can begin to submit their work to the Motion Picture Academy for consideration in this year’s Student Academy Awards. Some past winners have gone on to greater accomplishments.

Junior Philharmonic holds free Thanksgiving concert in Beverly Hills

There's a way to give your youngsters something to do - and expose them to some live classical music - with a free concert tomorrow in Beverly Hills.