DMA 28

Four New Reporters Join KNSD San Diego

NBC-owned KNSD San Diego (DMA 28) today announced that four new reporters — Chris Chan, Diana Guevara, Nicole Gonzales and Lea Sutton — have joined its news team.

“We are very excited to add several strong journalists to our staff.  They will help us cover more important issues and better serve our viewers,” said Greg Dawson, the station’s VP of news. “In addition, they each bring a background that will strengthen our expertise in several important beats such as the military, the economy and the growing Hispanic community.”

Chris Chan, a graduate of the University of Southern California, began his career at CNBC Asia as a producer covering the Asian financial cCrisis. He also worked for Etrade in San Francisco, helping to start the company’s financial news network. Chan will be a general assignment reporter.

Diana Guevara joins as a reporter with a special concentration on the border and issues affecting San Diego’s Hispanic community. Bilingual in English and Spanish, Guevara previously hosted Shades of San Diego, a semi-monthly, half hour multi-cultural public affairs program on San Diego’s Cox Channel 4.

Nicole Gonzales comes from KSL Salt Lake City, where she won a Society of Professional Journalists Award for “Best Consumer Report.” A graduate of the University of Southern California, Gonzales also worked at KTLA Los Angeles, where she was a traffic reporter.

A former Navy fighter pilot who flew F/A-18’s in Iraq and Afghanistan, Lea Sutton will report solely on military issues. Sutton joins KNSD from the NBC News Washington Bureau where she was a multimedia journalist. Before that, she worked as a U.S. Navy Intelligence Operations Officer. Embedded with a Navy SEAL unit during Operation Enduring Freedom, Sutton conducted international intelligence operations in Afghanistan.

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