Derek Vandeweg - Executive Producer
Last Updated: 285 days ago
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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