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Anchor Nina Radetich to leave KTNV; Tricia Kean named co-anchor

Anchor Nina Radetich to leave KTNV; Tricia Kean named co-anchor

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Jun 14, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Jim Prather, executive vice president and general manager of KTNV-TV Las Vegas, along with News Director Karin Movesian have announced that Nina Radetich, who has anchored the station’s highly successful 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts for the past four years, will leave the station in July to pursue new opportunities and spend more time with her family, including her 18-month-old son. Tricia Kean will step into the anchor chair at 6 and 11 alongside Steve Wolford.

“Nina’s been a very, very important member of the Action News family for 5 years, and now she’s decided to spend more time with her own family. While we’ll miss Nina, we’re very happy for her,” Prather said. “At the same time, we’re excited that we have someone with Tricia’s background and experience to co-anchor these important newscasts with Steve.”

Radetich arrived in Las Vegas in 1996 and joined the Action News team in 2007. She says she’s grateful for the opportunity to be part of the KTNV news team, but is looking forward to more family time and exploring new career possibilities.

“I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished at Action News over the past few years. I will miss so many people. And I feel good about leaving the anchor desk in good hands with Steve and Tricia,” Radetich said. “I’m looking forward to the next chapter of my professional life, whatever it may be, and really looking forward to more time with my family. My husband and son are the world to me, and being the best wife and mom I can be will always be my top priority.”

“Tricia has been with Action News since 2001 and has a great bond with viewers through her anchor work and her Contact 13 reports,” said Movesian. “She’ll be a great addition to the 6 and 11 p.m. shows.”

In addition to Tricia’s anchor work, she is also the station’s Consumer Reporter, working with Contact 13 and Call For Action. “My favorite thing about this job is helping viewers,” Kean said. “Although my anchor duties are being expanded, I'll still be able to do special reports that help solve problems.”

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.