Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tiffany Alaniz reportedly leaving KSN
Tiffany Alaniz, a fixture on KSN for more than a decade, is reportedly leaving the station to devote more time to her family.
Ms. Alaniz, currently assistant news director for both KSN and KODE, and anchor/producer of the KSN's 5 p.m. newscast, is scheduled to make the announcement to KSN staff next Monday and to KODE staff the following day. From December 2001 to March 2008, she served as Jim Jackson's co-anchor on KSN's 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts.
Prior to that, she and Gary Bandy were co-hosts of Hometown Today, KSN's morning show. Ms. Alaniz has been with KSN since 1997, except for a 14-month period in 1999 and 2000.
For much of the 21st Century, Ms. Alaniz, Jackson, Bandy, provided KSN with a stability seldom seen among the top anchors at stations in the Joplin market. Jackson, of course, has been with KSN since 1980.
Ms. Alaniz is expected to remain at KSN until 6 and 10 p.m. anchor Toni Valliere returns from maternity leave. Ms. Valliere will reportedly replace Ms. Alaniz as the 5 p.m. anchor.
Less certain is how the assistant news director position will be handled. Jackson serves as news anchor, and talk around Nexstar Broadcasting is that someone will be hired from outside to take over Ms. Alaniz' administrative duties.