Jim Scott has been broadcasting the news in Kern County since 1983. Born and raised in Casper, Wyoming, Jim's career in broadcasting started in high school, as a graveyard shift deejay for a top-40 AM radio station in his hometown.
Tami Mlcoch joined 17 News in April, 2000. After six years of waking up early to deliver the news, she moved to nights to anchor 17 News at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. with Jim Scott.
Rachelle Murcia joined the 17 News team in August of 2011. She is a weekday anchor and reporter. She is thrilled to be closer to family and to be a part of this community.
Kiyoshi Tomono joined the 17 News team in March of 2004. He currently anchors 17 News at Sunrise and reports for other newscasts.
Maddie Janssen joined the 17 News team in August 2009. She has the pleasure of helping Kern County residents get their days started on 17 News at Sunrise.
Chief Meteorologist Alissa Carlson has crossed the country covering all types of weather. She's forecasted weather for Kern County's Valley, Mountains, and Deserts since 2007.
Kevin Charette joined the 17 weather team in September 2005. Originally from Washington state, he began his broadcasting career as a reporter and weekend weathercaster at the NBC station in Medford, Oregon.
Lina Washington joined the 17 News team in February of 2013. She is the Sports Director on 17 News at 5 and 11 p.m. and a news reporter on weekdays.
Jason Galvin joined the 17 News team in October of 2014. He is the weekend sports anchor on 17 News at 5 and 11 p.m. Jason also serves as a news reporter during the week.
Kurt Kelsey joined the 17 News team in September 2014. He is the weekend meteorologist and news reporter during the week.
Aric joined the 17 News team in April, 2011.
Ryann Blackshere Vargas joined the 17 News team in August 2014 and is proud to wake up each morning with Kern County on 17 News at Sunrise.
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