Gino LaMont

Gino LaMont

Gino was born and raised in Orange County, California and hasn’t ventured too far from home. He began in the news business in 1995 starting as a photographer and floor director for KMIR News. He got his break in 1997 when a weekend weather spot opened up at a KMIR. Gino then went on to […]

Sara Sanchez

Sara Sanchez

Sara Sanchez joined KMIR News in August 2017. A native of California’s Central Coast, Sara moved to the Coachella Valley from Billings, Montana. In Montana, she was part of a team that launched a statewide morning show, Wake Up Montana.

Mike Everett

Mike Everett

Mike Everett started his career in Central Florida and has a B.A. from the University of Central Florida in Radio and Television Broadcasting. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Mississippi State University and is a member of the National Weather Association.

Thalia Hayden

Thalia Hayden

Thalia Hayden anchors NBC’s “Midday News With Thalia Hayden” from 11am-Noon. With 20 years in television news, Thalia is a veteran journalist on a mission to help Americans get healthy.  She’s the station’s health reporter and frequently volunteers her time to emcee events, moderate panel discussions, and speak in front of crowds.  More specifically, Thalia […]

Jerry Steffen

Jerry Steffen

From blizzards to hurricanes and now, earthquakes! A Wisconsin native, Jerry Steffen spent most of his professional career at WKMG-TV in Orlando before relocating to the Coachella Valley in December, 2009 to join KESQ. A student of the University of Wisconsin system and a Madison Media grad, Jerry fine tuned his meteorology skills at Embry-Riddle […]

Manny The Movie Guy

Manny The Movie Guy

Manny the Movie Guy has always had a passion for movies. His love of film criticism started while working for his school newspaper at Purdue University in Indiana. Upon graduation, Manny was offered a full-scholarship to complete his Post-Baccalaureate degree in Film at the School of the Arts Institute in Chicago. Currently, Manny is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) where he votes for the yearly Critics Choice Awards. Manny the Movie Guy is a multiple Emmy-award winning film critic/host based in Palm Springs.

Sandie Newton

Sandie Newton

Sandie is an award winning journalist who began her career at KTTV in Los Angeles as cohost of PM Magazine. She continued her career in LA covering entertainment news for KCAL, hosted the award winning Hollywood Insider on USA Network and contributed to the long running HOUR Magazine, Breakaway, A Whole New You as well […]

Nico Payne

Nico Payne

Nico Payne joined NBC Palm Springs as a Multimedia Journalist in January 2020. A Southern California native, he began his career at CBS2/KCAL9 News in Los Angeles, CA where he spent five years mentoring under some of the best in the broadcast industry including Suzie Suh, Pat Harvey, and Paul Magers to name a few.

He later began his on-camera career as a weekday reporter and weekend anchor at KYMA in Yuma, Arizona.

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