Remember the Bon Jovi line, “Your very first kiss was your first kiss goodbye?” It is the nature of local news in a mid-size market like Tucson to view a stint in the Old Pueblo as a stepping stone to bigger (markets) and better (pay). Most are looking to move onward and upward. In her three years at KOLD, Villegas built a loyal following. Shortly after the BOT voting closed, Villegas got her shot and moved on to Seattle, a place that’s greener both in landscape and remuneration.
2. April Madison (KGUN9)
3. Matt Brode (KVOA)