Kate Valentine Leaving KFSN

By Kevin Eck 

Kate Valentine is leaving Fresno, Calif. station KFSN to follow her husband to Atlanta, reports The Fresno Bee reports.

The Bee also says the departure of Valentine, who started at the ABC-owned station in 2014, is just one of many in the last few months. High turnover can often be chalked up to regular turnover at smaller market stations.

Others who have left the local ABC affiliate in recent months include:

▪ Christine Park, a co-anchor of the ABC30 Midday news with Jason Oliveira and the 4 p.m. news with Graciela Moreno, who will be leaving the local ABC station in January. She’s relocating to San Diego to be the new director of communications for Poway Unified School District.

▪ David Lee, director of creative services and public affairs, who leaves in early January to take on a similar position at Houston’s KTRK.

▪ Stephanie Stone, an employee of ABC30 since 2012, who has left the station to move to Southern California with her husband. She worked as a general assignment reporter and weekend anchor.

▪ Shelby Latino, who had been handling weather forecasting duties at ABC30 since May 2014, also has left KFSN. She moved back home to the New Orleans area, where she will marry her fiancé, Kyle.

The good thing about having high ratings is that ABC30 is an attractive place to work, especially for young reporters looking to work their way up the ratings ladder.