Kitty O'Neal anchors the highly rated and award winning KFBK Afternoon News from 4 to 7 pm, a show she has hosted for 19 years. She is also KFBK's Lifestyle Editor and provides news updates and feature reports throughout the day. She has had many coveted news assignments including covering a Presidential inauguration, the Grammy Awards, and 20 Academy Award ceremonies.
Now in her 26th year with KFBK, Kitty has served in various capacities, including producing talk shows for KFBK and serving as News Director for seven years on sister station KGBY-FM.
Kitty's television credits include three years on KOVR 13 as entertainment reporter and host of the weekly real estate show Home TV, which ran for ten years. She also appears in many commercials, videos and national programs, including a CBS TV miniseries and the A&E Channel's Biography.
Kitty donates much of her time and talent to community events and charitable organizations. She also has been featured in numerous articles for local newspapers and publications and has appeared three times on the cover of Sacramento Magazine. Since 2001, the readers of that magazine have annually voted Kitty the Best Afternoon Drive Radio Personality in Sacramento.
Before her media work, Kitty sang professionally in a touring musical group and continues to perform today. She graduated with Honors from California State University, Sacramento and has her BA Degree in Communication Studies.
She is married to Kurt Spataro, an Executive Chef and Restaurateur and are partners in several Sacramento area restaurants including Spataro and Esquire Grill.
Kitty is passionate about animals, especially felines, and she and Kurt have several cats.
Kitty is an avid traveler, and designs and sews clothing for herself when she has time. She and Kurt have lived in the Curtis Park neighborhood of Sacramento for 21 years.
Go to www.sspca.org or visit the Sacramento SPCA at 6201 Florin Perkins Road in Sacramento Tuesday - Sunday from 11am - 6pm.
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Women are not the only ones who struggle with eating disorders - more than 1 million males are fighting an eating disorder and nearly one-third of teenage boys use unhealthy forms of weight control, including skipping meals, fasting, smoking cigarettes, vomiting and taking laxatives. And now some studies show that more than half of young people with eating disorders believe that bullying contributed to their illness.
Jennifer Lombardi is a local Marriage & Family Therapist with Summitt Eating Disorders Program.