Meet the Team

  • Alissa Carlson - Chief Meteorologist
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    Alissa Carlson - Chief Meteorologist

    Alissa Carlson is the Chief Meteorologist at KGET-TV. She moved to Bakersfield in 2007 and has established herself as not only as the person to watch for an accurate and understandable forecast, but as a community servant.

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  • Jim Scott - Anchor 5, 6 & 11 p.m.
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    Jim Scott - Anchor 5, 6 & 11 p.m.

    Jim Scott has been broadcasting the news in Kern County since 1983. Born and raised in Casper, Wyoming, Jim's career in broadcasting started in high school, as a graveyard shift deejay for a top-40 AM radio station in his hometown.

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  • Tami Mlcoch - Anchor 5 & 11 p.m.
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    Tami Mlcoch - Anchor 5 & 11 p.m.

    Tami Mlcoch joined the 17 News team in April 2000. She currently co-anchors 17 News at 5 and 11 p.m. with Jim Scott.

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  • Alex Fisher - Sunrise Anchor
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    Alex Fisher - Sunrise Anchor

    Alex Fisher joined the 17 News team in May 2016. He reports on stories throughout the Golden Empire during the week and weekend.

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  • Kristin Price - Weekend Anchor
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    Kristin Price - Weekend Anchor

    Kristin Price joined the 17 News team in January 2013.

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  • Olivia LaVoice - Reporter
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    Olivia LaVoice - Reporter

    Olivia LaVoice joined channel 17 as a reporter in December 2015. Olivia is passionate about covering the crime and the criminal justice system in Kern County.

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  • Mary Kate Paquette - Reporter
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    Mary Kate Paquette - Reporter

    Mary Kate Paquette joined the 17 News team in June 2017. She is a Bakersfield native, growing up watching Jim, Tami and Alissa on 17.

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  • Karen Hua - Reporter
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    Karen Hua - Reporter

    Karen Hua joined 17 News as a general assignment reporter in May 2018. Born and raised in Boston, Karen attended the University of Michigan where she studied English, psychology, and film.

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