Hettie Lynne Hurtes

Anchor, Midday News

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Hettie Lynne Hurtes is KPCC's Midday News Anchor. Hettie has been a broadcast journalist for more than 25 years in Los Angeles. Most of her previous on air experience has been in commercial radio, primarily at KFWB.

Hurtes began her career at KSDO as San Diego's first female radio anchor, and was brought up to Los Angeles by KFWB where she worked as a reporter/anchor on and off through 2006 when she moved to public radio and KPCC. During her earlier years in broadcasting. Hettie was morning drive anchor and news director at KRTH 101, evening news anchor at Channel 13, freelance reporter for CNN in Los Angeles and national film critic at the former RKO Radio Network.

Hettie has written for a number of newspapers and magazines including Orange County Magazine, Downtown L.A. News, Beverly Hills Business and BackStage West. She's authored two books: "The Backstage Guide to Casting Directors" and "Agents on Actors." Her acting experience has extended to film and television ("Terminator" and "Throw Mama from the Train", to name just two). She's currently casting director/actor for Drama West Productions at the Edendale Library in Echo Park – the only ongoing theatre troupe at an L.A. Public Library.

Hettie is married to Randy Roberts and has two children and a cat named Cheddar.

Stories by Hettie Lynne Hurtes

Public memorial held for TSA officer killed in LAX shooting

Gerardo Hernandez, 39, was slain by a gunman reportedly targeting officers working for the Transportation Security Administration.

A soap star, his wife, a grump, and his daughter: 'Assisted Living' stars Paul Dooley and Winnie Holzman

"Assisted Living" began thirty years ago when Dooley and Holzman took a stab at answering a pile of fan mail to Dooley. They started riffing on it, then wrote some pages, then put it away for decades. Hurricane Sandy gave them the time to finish it.

Moreno Valley school board's Rios sentenced on pimping charges

A member of the Moreno Valley school board was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison. Rios was convicted last month of pimping, pandering and insurance fraud.

3rd annual Hollywood Fringe Festival opens June 14

The third edition of the Hollywood Fringe Festival hits the streets for almost a dozen days starting on Thursday. It plans to feature more than 1,000 performances.

Library of Congress taps 25 recordings for registry

The National Recording Registry is adding to its collection 25 recordings that shaped the American cultural landscape.

United Farm Workers celebrates 50 years of organizing

Founded in 1962 by Dolores Huerta and the late Cesar Chavez, this weekend’s convention will honor the UFW's strikers of the 1960s.

"My Three Sons" sons buck child actor blues

KPCC’s Hettie Lynne Hurtes marks "My Three Sons Day" in Los Angeles (Wednesday) by talking with three of the sons from the long-running TV sitcom, Barry and Stan Livingston and Tim Considine.

Downtown's green bike lane may get axed

The specially-designated lane was supposed to be a first step in a larger effort to make L.A. more bicycle-friendly. But it turns out that one man’s friend is another man’s frustration.

List: California companies with over $100,000 in unpaid taxes

Every three months, California’s Board of Equalization is required by law to list the people and companies who haven’t ponied up their sales and use taxes.

Some charges dismissed against 2 former Bell leaders

A total of eight former Bell leaders stand accused of looting the city out of millions of dollars by collecting exorbitant salaries and taking illegal loans.

California senator wants to make drug possession a misdemeanor

Senator Mark Leno has introduced a bill that would make possession of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and other drugs a misdemeanor instead of a felony.

iPhone user wins case against AT&T over data throttling

Never get between a smartphone user and his data plan — an angry customer from the San Fernando Valley sued AT&T for throttling back his data speed, and he won.

California patient advocate only gives 1 HMO 4 stars

There’s a new report card out from California’s Patient Advocate Office. How does your health plan stack up against the others?

City Council approves Westfield to handle concessions at LAX

What you see and eat at LAX is about to change. A big name in Southern California malls, Westfield, is ready to get to work at the airport.

Sit 'n Sleep to hire 50 vets for new SoCal stores

Sit 'n Sleep Mattress Company CEO is dead serious when it comes to vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and he wants to hire 50 vets to staff new stores.