John Palminteri

John Palminteri

My path to KEYT started out at KSUL radio in Long Beach with a group of clever and talented young broadcasters. We were all obsessed with radio and TV 24 hours a day. That creative spark launched my career. I went on to the newsrooms at KZLA, and KFWB, in Los Angeles, KPRO in Riverside and KTMS 1250 in Santa Barbara.

I jumped over to TV at KEYT, where I am a Senior Reporter covering breaking news, politics, the environment, and local movers and shakers. Even though the panoramic view is spectacular from TV hill, I am not often there. I love being "on the go" as a front line street reporter in Santa Barbara.

I have stayed in radio along the way, serving a tour of duty as News Director of KTYD and also KEYT Newsradio 1250.

Among the many prestigious awards and accolades awarded during my career, in 2016 I received an Emmy Award for KEYT NewsChannel 3's team coverage of the Refugio Oil Spill, one of the worst environmental disasters on the Central Coast.

These days, in addition to KEYT, I can also be heard delivering the news on KJEE 92.9 and KCLU 102.3 radio, and I write a column weekly in the Carpinteria Coastal View Newspaper.

In my free time, I work with many charitable organizations raising money as an auctioneer and Master of Ceremonies at their events.