Naythan Bryant joined the 17 News team as a weekend producer in September of 2020. He transitioned to 17 News at Sunrise in December of that year before taking over as KGET’s Executive Producer in March of 2022.
Bryant was born and raised in Bakersfield. After graduating from Centennial High School, he chose to stay in his hometown and attend Bakersfield College. In the confines of the Renegade Rip newsroom, Bryant discovered his passion for storytelling. After seeing his first byline in the campus paper, he knew he wanted to pursue a career in journalism.
After two years of community college, Bryant transferred to California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. He majored in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations. After joining the student-ran campus newspaper, Bryant became Sports Editor and led a team of journalists during his senior year. Bryant earned summa cum laude distinction and graduated in 2020.
Bryant, who grew up watching KGET, says he looks forward to continuing the station’s legacy as the Golden Empire’s news leader.