News director appointed at KEYT

Santa Barbara, Calif. – KEYT is thrilled to announce the appointment of Jim Lemon as News Director. Lemon brings nearly two decades of journalism experience to the position. Throughout his career, Lemon has guided a number of large-market newsrooms including: WITI Milwaukee, KOVR Sacramento, KGMB Honolulu and KSNT Topeka. In addition to managing newsrooms, Lemon has worked as an Anchor, Reporter and a News Producer throughout his journalism career.

“Jim brings our growing news team the experience and dedication that will help guide KEYT as we embark on a new chapter in our history. Under new ownership, KEYT is in the process of launching High Definition Local News, expanding its journalistic resources by adding more reporters and expanding its news-gathering efforts with new offices in Santa Maria,” said Mark Danielson, General Manager of KEYT.

Lemon has a MA in Journalism and a BA in Radio-Television from the University of Arizona in Tucson.