June 9, 2003
Idaho's NewsChannel 7 announces Executive News Producer
Boise, ID --KTVB-TV is pleased to announce that Rich Wright is returning to Idaho's NewsChannel 7 as its Executive Producer. An Idaho native and an award-winning journalist, Wright has more than a decade of professional television experience. In 1991, Wright began broadcasting in the Treasure Valley as a general assignment reporter for KTVB.
During his extensive broadcast career, Wright anchored for KBCI and KTRV where he was also Executive Producer. Wright is currently Communications Director for the Boise Police Department, working directly with news organizations across the Treasure Valley.
Executive News Director, Mark Danielson says "I am thrilled to work with Rich once again. His knowledge of Idaho and his years of experience will be a great asset to Idaho's largest and most respected team of television journalists."
Wright returns to KTVB in July as one of its top newsroom managers. As Executive Producer, Wright will help run the day to day operations of Idaho's most watched television station. Wright says, "Ten years ago, I accepted a reporting position with Idaho's NewsChannel 7. The years have brought many turns and twists in my career path, but today I feel as if I'm coming home."
Rich is an accomplished journalist who has won such honors as Best Live Reporting, Best Serious News Feature Reporting, Best Feature Reporting, and numerous other awards for writing and news production. Prior to moving to Boise, Rich worked at his hometown television station in Twin Falls for 4 years where he worked as a photographer, a reporter, and an anchor.
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