KCOY Central Coast News Anchor/Investigative Journalist
Jon K Brent is an Emmy Award winning News Anchor, Reporter and Leader and can be seen on KCOY Central Coast News & KION CBS 46 News. He’s currently one of three primary evening news anchors and an investigative journalist at KION CBS46.1/CW 46.2 Monterey/Salinas/Santa Cruz and KCOY CBS12/KKFX Fox11 Santa Maria/San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara known as Central Coast News.
Jon also produces his ‘Dear Jon’ segment several times a week on air, online and social media. With over 30 years in the broadcast media as a leader and multi-awarded journalist in television newsrooms, major market radio stations and a nationally syndicated radio host, Jon has specialized his advocacy journalism in several fields including education, health, agriculture, politics and housing. Jon says, “I was born and raised in California’s central valley, the son of Armenian and Lebanese immigrants who homesteaded in the valley and farmed for their living.
Broadcasting has taking me to Austin, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina and Oklahoma City as well as San Francisco, Sacramento, Fresno and now the central coast. My profession and personal travels, employment around the country and my love for this region and its residents has broadened my perspective and fuels my desire for advocacy journalism. I appreciate the privilege of being a balanced, concerned and experienced resource and story teller for you.”