Today Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the selection of Jason Carr to manage a new economic development program focusing solely on Prineville and Crook County, effective June 4th. Carr brings over 10 years of media and community experience to the position and a strong knowledge base of individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout the region.
Central Oregonians may recall Carr as KTVZ NewsChannel 21 primary anchor from 2002 to 2005. Carr spent nearly a decade with KTVZ in a variety of reporting positions including business and government, sports, and community issues as well as producing and writing assignments. For the past two years, Carr has been Anchor, Reporter, and Producer at KEZI 9 News in Eugene, Oregon.
I guess it’s mostly of interest to those who follow the local celebrities/TV personalities. Carr was definitely one of the most polished reporters to leave KTVZ, and occasionally seeing him pop up on channel 9 news is (was) a bit of a disconnect.
On a (semi) related note, I caught part of the Fox newscast tonight, and they had a Z21 reporter doing a story. Does this mean the KTVZ buyout/merger with KFXO is in effect?