Shelley Kurtz: KVAL celebrates anchor's 25 years on air in Eugene

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Shelley Kurtz (left) co-hosts election coverage on KVAL.

EUGENE, Ore. -- KVAL marked a career and community milestone Friday by celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first time Shelley Kurtz appeared on air in Eugene.

Kurtz started July 18, 1983, on the anchor desk with John Doyle.

She now anchors the 5 a.m., 6 a.m. and noon news.

Previously, she worked at stations in Spokane, Washington, Wichita, Kansas, and Portland.

Shelley graduated from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California with a B.A. in Broadcast Communications.

Shelley is active in the community and is particularly involved with groups that focus on family, parenting and children's issues. Her reporting for the Heart Gallery features has helped children find their forever families. | HEART GALLERY

Shelley and her husband Ron have two children, Kiley and Cameron. The children keep them busy, but they've decided to make their home here and "in their spare time" work on projects that positively affect the community.

Over the years, she helped host events like the Easter Seals telethon.