Jose Franco

Jose Franco is a digital content producer for KGET. He has been a member of the 17 News team since June 2017.

From answering phones and social media messages to writing breaking news stories, Jose is a “jack-of-all-trades” in the 17 Newsroom.

Jose is originally from Burbank and the San Fernando Valley where he was born, raised and went to school. He graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2005.

His career began in television news at ABC7 in Los Angeles. He went on to work and volunteer with a community broadcaster in Santa Clarita. He also teaches journalism at colleges including Cal State Bakersfield.

In his spare time, he is an avid fan of the first 10 seasons of “The Simpsons,” the Los Angeles Dodgers, Lakers and, somehow, the Green Bay Packers. He wishes he read more books and spent a little less time on Twitter.

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