January 28, 2023
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News operations chief hired


Former KEYT broadcast operationchief Donald Katich has been hired as director of news operations for Ampersand Publishing, owner of the Santa Barbara News-Press.

According to a News-Press staff report, Katich is responsible for “integrated news gathering for all Ampersand media platforms, including the Santa Barbara News-Press, newspress.com, radio station KZSB AM 1290 and affiliated community publications.”

Katich was with KEYT from 1981 to 2001 and has been the executive producer of the annual Unity Telethon for the past 21 years and a South Coast resident for 27 years.