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Kathy Kuretich Promoted to Morning Co-Anchor at KSBY

Kathy Kuretich has been promoted to morning co-anchor at KSBY, the NBC affiliate in San Luis Obispo.

Kuretich will begin in her new role on April 1 after she returns from maternity leave, joining Richard Gearhart and Dan Shadwell on the morning newscast. She replaces Carina Corral, who left KSBY for KSEE in December.

“We are incredibly excited to have Kathy join the Daybreak team,” news director Doug Barden said in a statement. “She’s one of those versatile news anchors that I know will work hard every day to bring the most up to the minute news stories to our viewers.”

Kuretich joined KSBY in April 2011 and was promoted to weekend evening anchor in February 2012.

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Veteran KSBY Anchor Richard Gearhart Joining Journalism Faculty at Cal Poly

Summer vacation is over for KSBY morning anchor Richard Gearhart. The veteran anchor, who helms the morning hours at the central California NBC affiliate, has been named an associate professor of journalism at his alma mater, California Polytechnic State University.

Gearhart — who has been with KSBY since 1990 — will continue to anchor the station’s morning show. He will coordinate the journalism department’s broadcast concentration, which includes both a TV and radio station.

“I hope my experience and involvement in a rapidly changing industry can help guide the students and the department as they transition to a new era in mass media,” Gearhart, who has been teaching agricultural communication at the university since 2006, said in a statement. Read more