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Antsy anchors, restless reporters, wandering weathercasters, straying sportscasters -- for staff turnover, few industries can match local television, where the cute-pretty-dignified faces, white-capped-bleached teeth, poofy-coiffured-helmet hair and friendly-dramatic-alarming voices can change at the drop of a commercial break.
Some stalwarts remain, as entrenched in this city's identity as shrimp cocktail, Steve Wynn and escort fliers. Many, however, relegate Las Vegas TV to just another step along the career climb.
Where'd they go? Some to out-of-town stations throughout the country, others to cable channels and networks, others into private business, still others into public service.
Following is an abbreviated list of those whose whereabouts we could locate. Their status is based on the most current information available, though given the speed with which newsies swap gigs, some circumstances already might have changed.
An expanded list of nearly 120 names, including those below, can be found accompanying this story online at lvrj.com/tvpeople.
Where ya been, people?
KVBC-TV, Channel 3:
Harley Akers: Reports for International News Service
Scott Andrus: Owns Scott Andrus and Co., a motion picture and video company
Rachael Boesing: Self-employed reporter/host, one-time HGTV personality and host of "Hey Remember"
Terry Care: Nevada state senator
Gwen Castaldi: Living outside Salt Lake City
Colin Cowherd: Host of syndicated "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" on ESPN Radio
John Fredericks: Writing books
Trace Gallagher: Anchor, Fox News Channel
Kurt Goff: Co-host on the Family Life, a Christian radio network
Rick Kirkham: Author and motivational speaker
Darwin Morgan: Director of public affairs, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada site office
John Overall: Anchor, KTVL-TV, Medford, Ore.
David Riggleman: City of Las Vegas communications director
Mitch Roberts: Sports anchor, KVII-TV, Amarillo, Texas
Kendall Tenney: Runs local PR firm 10-e PR
KVVU-TV, Channel 5
Al Bernstein: Showtime boxing analyst
Dan Burns: Communications director for Gov. Jim Gibbons
Lillian McMorris: President/CEO, Your Resource, a nonprofit, online media company
KLAS-TV, Channel 8
Julie Kirtz: Fox News Channel correspondent; freelance writer in Washington, D.C.
Sue Lowden: Nevada state Republican chairwoman; former Nevada state senator; candidate for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate from Nevada
Colleen May: Owner, ThinkMedia Now, PR and communications firm
Bob Walsh: Deputy secretary of state for Southern Nevada
KTNV-TV, Channel 13
Shawn Boyd: Special projects producer, KOVR-TV, Sacramento, Calif.; owner, Boyd Media.com
Christina Brown: MSNBC anchor; "Early Today" co-host on NBC
John Daly: Ex-host of "Real TV" and HGTV's "House Detective"; vice president of BNY Mellon Wealth Management of Southern Nevada; hosts Web-based "Real Money Show"
Mario Diaz: Left WTSP-TV in Tampa, Fla., to become southeast regional communications director for Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign
John Futrell: President, Futrell Financial Management
Ron Futrell: Operates localslovevegas.com; fill-in host on KXNT-AM, 840
Michael Geeser: Government relations representative spokesman for AAA Nevada
Jackie Glass: Clark County District Court judge
Kyle Meenan: President, KM and Associates
Cathy Ray: Retired
Tiffani Sargent: Anchor, Newsplex, Charlottesville, Va.
Steve Schorr: Vice president of public and government affairs, Cox Cable
Contact reporter Steve Bornfeld at sbornfeld@ reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0256.