David Walker to anchor new KPIC local evening news segments

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- Beginning March 12, 2012, local evening news segments on KPIC-TV will be anchored by veteran local newsman David Walker from the KVAL studios in Eugene.

The change represents a new structure in gathering and delivering local news to KPIC viewers while maintaining the station’s exclusive local segments.

“We will still have reporters and cameras on the streets here gathering the important news of the day for our viewers in Douglas County,” said Walker. “I’m excited to work with our talented young journalists on a daily basis to continue to provide the best local news coverage possible.”

 

Dan Bain’s last broadcast for KPIC will be March 9, 2012.

 

Bain started at KPIC in 1992 and also worked in local radio and as the broadcaster for Roseburg High School sports.

 

“We thank Dan for his years of service and the valuable contributions he’s made to the station and the community,” said General Manager Greg Raschio. “The media landscape is changing daily, but our commitment to continuing the only local news coverage for the Douglas County area remains steadfast.”

 

In addition to the new evening news format, custom weather forecasts and local news segments throughout weekday mornings, noon, and 11 p.m. newscasts will continue each weekday under the new structure.