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After Layoff, Fresno Reporter Ponders Next Move

Fresno Bee

Jon Brent Jon Brent wasn’t surprised when his KSEE (Channel 24.1) contract wasn’t renewed.

“I kind of knew that it was coming. When a station doesn’t want to keep people like Rich Rodriguez, Jim Guy, Alexan Balekian and Jennifer Brice, then people like me are a dying breed at that station,” Brent says.

His last day at the local NBC affiliate was Dec. 31.

Brent’s not bitter about the job ending because he knows it was a bad economic year and “that means making tough decisions.”

He’s optimistic the end of his KSEE contract will open other doors for him.

The Fresno native wants to stay in the area and champion the city he loves. He’s just not certain if his next job will be in television, radio or community service. More…

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