Josh Kristianto joined KION News Channel 5/46 in May2018. He came back to report on the Central Coast after working as a televisionreporter in Montana, an associate producer in San Diego, and as a photographerfor another station here in the Monterey Bay.
Born in Southern California, Josh Kristianto moved toSalinas with his family in 1995 and has lived here most of his life. Hisfavorite memories growing up on the Central Coast include watching the BlueAngels fly practice runs over his house in preparation for the airshow inSalinas, Robosaurus crushing cars at the Salinas rodeo grounds, and takingnumerous field trips to the Monterey Bay Aquarium to the point of boredom.
Josh graduated from Monte Vista Christian School inWatsonville in 2009. He then attended Biola University, graduating in Fall 2014with a B.A. in broadcast journalism and integrated media.
He grew up watching KION/KCBA since the days of BrianSpeciale and Olga Ospina and is excited to be part of the station that ignitedhis passion to become a local news journalist. He loves his Central Coastcommunity and is excited to work toward their good.