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.
Sweet, older cat looking for a home! Sandy is about seven-years-old, making her mature, good-natured and ready to be a lap buddy for you!
Sandy is fairly petite girl who came from a home with other dogs and cats, so she is great at making new friends. She will make a great addition to any family, come meet her at the Sacramento SPCA!
Also, don't forget... all adult cats are just $5 on Friday (AND we have snuck in another promotion on Thursdays, all animals are just $30!)
Hear Lana's movie reviews on KFBK Fridays at 6:40 pm
A judge in Tennessee rules that a 7-month-old baby's cannot be named "Messiah" saying "The word Messiah is a title and it's a title that has only been earned by one person and that one person is Jesus Christ." The mother says said she was "shocked" and intends to appeal the ruling. "Messiah" was one of the five fastest growing male baby names between 2011 and 2012, according to the Social Security Administration.
California legislators are urging Californians not to opt out of the Amber Alert Emergency System. Assembly Speaker John Perez and Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal held a news conference today. Perez says he will be contacting the Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA along with the Federal Communications Commission to urge improvement of the system in the wake of the alert millions received after the Hannah Anderson kidnapping.
Joining Kitty O'Neal is Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent at CNN and a CBS News contributing medical correspondent, says he's changed his mind about the benefits of medical marijuana.
The Mayo Clinic has come out and said it does not support the use of medical marijuana for young people and New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg made headlines in June when he called medical marijuana one of the "great hoaxes of all time."
The Sacramento region is lucky to be surrounded by a bounty of Farmers Market all taking part in our Farm to Fork movement. One of the largest and best -- the Davis Farmers Market has earned the honors of best in the U.S.
The Davis Farmers' Market will be holding a special event tomorrow, Saturday, August 10 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. that will include children's activities, parenting resources and more. The Farmers' Market is at Central Park at 4th and C streets in Davis. You can learn more here.
Randii MacNear joins Kitty in studio...
DNA was the only way Sheriff's detectives were able to link the suspect to a 13 year old girl's murder in the Rosemont area last year. His DNA was taken at the time of arrest for an unrelated domestic violence charge. Some are opposed to DNA collection saying it's an invasion of privacy.
A fond re-opening and welcome back this week for Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor. Their four shops were once very popular in Sacramento -- enjoyed by families for their big bucket ice cream and fun service. But then tragedy struck when a World War Two vintage plane crashed into a Farrell's next to Executive Airport and killed 22 people -- 12 of them children.
Farrell's kept on operating until 1990 , and decided this year to return to Sacramento. And they want to give back to the community.
Joining Kitty O'Neal is Jim Doucette, executive director of the Firefighters Burn Institute and former Sac City Fire Captain.