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Fred Roggin Adds Second Sunday Night Sports Show

This weekend’s big sports story will be The Masters and whether Tiger Woods can add a 15th major to his redemptive, winner’s circle march.

Over on DirectTV channels 201 through 207, viewers can watch every conceivable part of the Augusta action. And Sunday night at midnight, SoCal golf fans looking for post-tournament coverage and more can tune in to the debut of Going Roggin on NBC4 Southern California. From today’s announcement:

The 30-minute show will feature various segments including “Freducation,” “Local Legend,” “Viewer Comments” and “Fredtime Story.” In the “Freducation” segment, Fred Roggin gives a commentary on the week’s top stories and welcomes guests to debate and provide opinions. The segment also includes What The Fred?!, a look at some of the most unusual stories and videos from around the world of sports.

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NBCLA Expands Weekend Newscasts

We’ve been hearing the whispers, and this week, NBC Southern California has made it official. Building on the ratings success of the station’s weekend newscasts, the Burbank-based affiliate is adding 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday installments and expanding its existing Sunday 11 p.m. report to a full hour.

The anchor team of Robert Kovacik and Kathy Vara, who currently co-anchor the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. weekend newscasts, will also co-anchor “NBC4 News at 5PM” on the weekends. From the announcement:

“The expansion of our newscasts give us a chance to tell more stories and cover events that happen on weekends,” said vice president of news Todd Mokhtari. “The added time slots give our viewers more options for getting breaking news, local information and weather all weekend long.”

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NBCLA Adds South Bay Reporter

Starting next month, there will more first-hand coverage on the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. NBC Southern California newscasts of stories from Long Beach, Torrance, Inglewood, Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach. That’s when Hetty Chang (pictured) starts as the station’s South Bay multimedia reporter.

Chang is a vivid reminder of just how valuable and beneficial it can be for media aspirants of all experience levels to get their foot in the targeted door, through internships or other means. In her case, she was, back in 2011, the first digital media fellow sent to NBC4 under a pilot program with the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA). From today’s announcement:

“We are thrilled to welcome back Hetty to NBC4,” said Todd Mokhtari, vice president of new for NBC4 Southern California. “We know from experience that she is a smart and assertive journalist with an impeccable work ethic. She will be a tremendous asset to our newscasts and will significantly increase the amount of news coverage out of the South Bay.”

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NBC4 Names Todd Mokhtari VP of News

Former NBC4 managing editor Todd Mokhtari is returning to his old station as the new vice president of news.

Mokhtari is making the jump from KIRO-TV in Seattle, where he served as the news director and web manager.

In 2006, Mokhtari was the managing editor of NBC4 and in charge of the day-to-day coverage and editorial direction of the news department.

“Returning to NBC4 Southern California at this time is a tremendous opportunity,” said Mokhtari in a statement. “The station is moving aggressively to differentiate itself through high-quality enterprise stories, and I am humbled to join NBC4′s highly respected news team in this role.”

Mokhtari will report to president and general manager Steve Carlston.