Derek Vandeweg - Executive Producer


Birthplace: Arvin, CA

Education: East Bakersfield High School/Bakersfield College/Arizona State University

Current Position/Job Duties: Executive Producer, “Good Morning Kern County”

Previous Work Experience: KAET (8) Phoenix, AZ/KERO (23ABC) Bakersfield, CA/KGTV (10News) San Diego, CA

Joined 23ABCnews: 2004 & 2012

Most Memorable Stories: Sendai Earthquake/Tsunami of 2011 (Watching it unfold live on Tokyo newsfeeds and cameras)

Awards/Honors: Emmy for Best Evening Newscast -- Larger Market, 2011

News Philosophy: Providing our viewers & readers with news and information that affects their lives

Favorite Sports Teams: San Diego Padres

Favorite Music: Blues & Zydeco – Stevie Ray Vaughn & The Neville Brothers – Anything that moves you!

Favorite Movies: Robocop/Total Recall/Predator (Any cheesy 80s movie)

Favorite Books: Mutiny On The Bounty

Hobbies/Interests: Travel/Cooking (the eating part)/Sports/Videogames

Hidden Talent: Certified SCUBA Diver

Pets: Dog (Cooper), Cat (Kitty)

Something Most People don't know about me: Majored in Agriculture at Bakersfield College

What I like best about Southern California: Its my home.

On the weekends I love to: Travel with my wife – especially to Paso Robles & the Central Coast

You're most likely to see me around town: Struggling to stay awake

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