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Posts Tagged ‘Lisa Brenner’

Tony Pierce No Longer at KPCC

It’s been a tumultuous 12 months over at KPCC, what with the departure of Madeleine Brand, demotion of Patt Morrison and – most recently – exit of program director Craig Curtis. Unfortunately, another name can be added to the list: Tony Pierce.

When we first heard about Pierce’s KPCC layoff, it was as much of a surprise to us as his 2011 exit from the LA Times. FishbowlLA contacted Pierce and he was kind enough to give us the following statement:

Yes, it’s true. I was relieved of my duties at KPCC recently. It was quite a shock as I thought I was providing an important and useful service to the Take Two show during the week and to the KPCC website on Saturdays.

But in the ultimate “it’s not you, it’s me” reasoning, I was told it was due to a budget shortfall, and not the quality of my work, that I was being shown the door.

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LAist’s Zach Behrens to Become KCET-ist

The “-ist” empire of New York’s Gothamist.com now covers 13 cities, including the international outposts of Toronto, London and Shanghai. But rather than moving on to a far-flung gateway, long-time LAist.com editor Zach Behrens (pictured) is staying right here in Los Angeles.

Beginning January 1st, Behrens will head up the online community news and engagement efforts of by-then no-longer-PBS-affiliated KCET. He joins the station’s ranks on Monday, November 8th, to start preparing that outreach.

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