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

Zsa Zsa Back in the Hospital

Zsa Zsa Gabor is back to the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center. Her publicist says she's returning to the hopsital because of complications in her recuperation from a broken hip.

Judge Keeps Gay Marriage on Hold

A federal judge has ruled that gay marriages in California should remain on hold until at least August 18th. Judge Vaughn Walker set the deadline to give gay marriage opponents time to appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

California Gets Critical Bucks to, in part, Pay Teacher Salaries

Taking a rare break from summer vacation, the House returned to Capitol Hill today and gave final approval to a huge $26 billion jobs bill that will send at least 2 1/2 billion dollars to California to help balance the state budget and pay the salaries of its schoolteachers.

Panel Selected to Oversee New MLK Hospital

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved the appointment of seven people to a board that will oversee a new Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital in Willowbrook. The panelists were jointly nominated last week by county Chief executive Officer William Fujioka and Dr.

Levi Johnston Next Mayor of Wasilla?

Levi Johnston may be following in Sarah Palin's footsteps. Johnston's manager has confirmed a report on Variety's website that Johnston is planning to run for city office in his hometown of Wasilla, Alaska, as part of a reality TV show.

Sushi Pop Tarts????

What took em so long? Pop-Tart World comes to New York's Time Square featuring more than 3,000 square feet dedicated to those popular toaster pastries.

Bell Officials' Records Subpoenaed

Attorney General Jerry Brown today subpoenaed personal financial records of past and present officials involved in the City of Bell salary scandal. He also ordered them to appear for depositions within two weeks.

White Supremacist Runs for School Board

A white supremacist is running for a school board seat in San Bernardino County. Dan Schruender, a past president of the California chapter of Aryan Nations, filed nomination papers this week to run for one of two open seats on the Rialto Unified School District.

Appeal Filed in Prop 8 Ruling

Supporters of California's gay marriage ban have filed an appeal of a federal judge's ruling that struck down the law yesterday. The appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals was expected, as lawyers on both sides of the legal battle repeatedly vowed to carry the fight to a higher court if they lost.

Postal Woes

The Postal Service was $3 1/2 billion in the red for the third quarter and they say they may not be able to make a required payment for future retiree health benefits. Losses for April through June were $1.

Palin/Johnston Call It Quits....Again

Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston have called off their second engagement after he told her he may havefathered a baby with another girl. The other girl was not identified, but a pregnant ex-girlfriendof Johnston has publicly denied he is the father.

Death of Mitch Miller

Mitch Miller, the goateed orchestra leader who asked Americans to ``Sing Along With Mitch'' on TV has died at age 99. Miller was a key record executive at Columbia Records in the pre-rock 'n' roll era, making hits with singers Rosemary Clooney, Patti Page, Johnny Mathis and Tony Bennett.

Top Party Schools (In Case You Didn't Know)

Here are the nation's top party schools, according to Princeton Review's 2010 survey:

Last Day to be Counted

Today is the last day to be counted in the 2010 Census, and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa urged all Angelenos to sign up before time runs out. He said it was critical to have an accurate accounting of the city's population so that Angelenos can get their fair share from the federal government.

Arrests During Local Anti-Illegal Immigration Law Protest

Los Angeles police have begun arresting about a dozen people who blocked an intersection to protest Arizona's new immigration law. About 200 protesters gathered at a busy intersection west of downtown at about 10 this morning.