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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  • Maddie Janssen - Anchor 17 News at Sunrise and Noon
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    Maddie Janssen - Anchor 17 News at Sunrise and Noon

    Maddie Janssen joined the 17 News team in August 2009. She is the anchor for the Emmy Award winning 17 News at Sunrise and News at Noon, as well as a reporter and producer.

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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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  • Nick James - Sports Director
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    Nick James - Sports Director

    Nick joins the KGET news team from San Diego where he worked as a story producer and editor for NBC. He also worked for KUSI as a sports producer and web reporter.

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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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