REGIONAL ROUNDUP February - Smaller Markets

Michael Patterson Joins CBS/FOX Team 

Michael Patterson is leaving KAEF in Eureka after accepting a position with Sinclair’s CBS/FOX affiliates in Bakersfield. Patterson’s last day is March 1. In Bakersfield, Michael will serve as an Evening News Anchor and help mentor new journalists.

Loved Ones Celebrate the Life of Dave Silverbrand 

On Jan. 13, a funeral service was held for KAEF’s Dave Silverbrand, a longtime beloved journalist in the Eureka market. Read more in Off Camera here

Cassady Evers-Velasco Recovers From Heart Failure 

KSBW’s Cassady Evers-Velasco had heart failure while at work on Dec. 13.

“Good news — it is not heart disease, but a dangerous rhythm that is now monitored by a defibrillator (less than the size of a dime) that was tucked inside to keep her safe,” Chris Carpenter said. The community gathered to support the single mom of three as she navigates the steep physical, emotional and financial challenges.