Todd Karli

Todd Karli is the News Director of 23ABC.



As News Director, Todd counts helping to spearhead 23ABC's involvement with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as one of his proudest achievements. 23ABC has helped raised over five-million dollars to benefit the hospital with another "Dream Home" giveaway coming in 2009.

Todd has done just about everything at KERO 23ABC. He began at the station in 1995 working just two days a week as the weekend sports anchor. From there he became a news reporter, then an anchor, and now holds his current position as Anchor/News Director.

On occasion you might still see Todd do a "live" shot from the field, and he also enjoys reporting on his topics of special interest, education and politics.Todd is proud of the 23ABC team and its relationship to Kern County. Several members of the team are from Kern County and those who came here from other places have developed an affection and appreciation for the area, "I think that is reflected in the kind of stories and newscasts we do every day," he says.

Todd himself came to Bakersfield from San Pedro, Calif., where he was raised. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Sports Information from the University of Southern California and an MBA from California State University, Bakersfield.

After several years working in sports radio around the country, Todd has settled in northwest Bakersfield with his wife and co-anchor Jackie Parks and their children, Jack and Anika.In his spare time Todd likes to play with his children, golf, and read biographies. Also, he likes to study all things USC. FIGHT ON!

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