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Layne Kaplan

Class of 2013, Bachelor's

Layne Kaplan is a senior pursuing a broadcast and digital journalism major and with a sports media studies minor. She has been involved with ATVN since freshman year, and seven semesters later, she is embarking on her last job at ATVN. 

Currently, Layne is the a weather anchor and web supervisor! On Wednesdays, Layne will not only give the five-day forecast, but she also has a weekly segment. On Thursdsays, she will be managing all web content on 

In Fall 2012, Layne was a producer of the Thursday newscast. As a lead producer, her shows featured the USC Halloween Shooting, Decision 2012, and the arrival of the Shuttle Endeavour to Los Angeles. Additionally, Layne was chosen to be the lead producer of ATVN's Decision 2012 live coverage. On Election Night, my team of 70 students produced four hours of live coverage, which included Skype liveshots, phone interviews, and 7 in-studio correspondents. 

Layne has also been a web producer in the newsroom and a telemprompter and camera operator in the studio.

During Summer 2011, she interned at Los Angeles' KNBC-4 with Mekahlo Medina. She researched, wrote and edited "The Trend" segments for three different newscasts.

In Summer 2012, Layne also had the opportunity to intern with NBC Sports in London covering the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games. In London, she worked in the SportsDesk department with Lester Holt, Nancy Snyderman and Tamron Hall. 

Layne is from Houston, Texas and attended Memorial High School. 

You can follow Layne on Twitter @laynekaplan


What were your duties at ATVN? :

Wednesday Weather Anchor, Thursday Producer, Web Supervisor, Web Producer, Teleprompter Operator

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May 2, 2013

A brush fire erupted Thursday in Camarillo and quickly spread across Ventura County. 

Gen. Petraeus Named Professor at USC

May 2, 2013

He will teach and work closely with USC veterans and ROTC members. 

Down Memory Layne: Senior Fountain Run

May 1, 2013

With just two weeks until graduation, the only thing still left for seniors to conquer is the annual fountain run.

Weather 05/01/13

May 1, 2013

UPDATE: Justice Dept. to Appeal Plan B Order

May 1, 2013

Plan B One-Step will be available without prescription for women aged 15 and older.

Former President Clinton Officially Joins Twitter

April 25, 2013

Chelsea Clinton and Stephen Colbert encouraged the former president to join the Twitterverse. 

Presidents Gather for Bush Library Dedication

April 25, 2013

The George W. Bush Presidential Center will feature the largest digital archive of any of the presidential libraries.

Weather 04/24/13

April 24, 2013

Students Should Endeavour to See Space Shuttle

April 24, 2013

A few months ago, Angelenos watched as Space Shuttle Endeavour made its way to LA. This week on "Down Memory...

UPDATE: Charges Dropped For Man Accused Of Sending Ricin to Obama

April 23, 2013

The suspect signed off his letters with: "This is KC & I approve this message."

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