Anthony Kustura

Reporter/Anchor

Anthony Kustura
Anthony Kustura
Reporter/Anchor
An Oregon native, Reporter and Anchor Anthony Kustura says he's thrilled to be back working in the Willamette Valley.

He started his news career in Denver, working for the EMMY award winning student-run television newscast in school, and interning at several stations there.

In 2012, Anthony moved back to Oregon working production and running teleprompter for KVAL-TV in Eugene.

He was quickly promoted to the news division producing, reporting, and anchoring before he left for Jacksonville, FL.

Reporting and producing on the east coast - he thought Oregon beaches are much better than those Florida beaches!

Anthony says it's a pleasure to be back, bringing stories that matter to folks in our area.

You can catch his reports Wednesday through Friday, and anchoring Saturday and Sunday nights.

Want to connect with Anthony? Email him, or follow him on Facebook and Twitter with the links about - and if you see him out and about, say hello!

Recent stories by Anthony Kustura

Local Wildland firefighter in training: 'If you're able bodied, do your part' Wildland firefighter in training: 'If you're able bodied, do your part' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Fire season is an annaul concern in the Pacific Northwest, but this summer may be unprecedented.

"Normally it's not like this," said John Berger, owner and instructor at the wildland firefighting school NFTCA Inc. "This time of year, it's dead this time of year. All of the trainings happen January through June. But this year, because of the situation going on throughout the region, it's just going crazy with training."
Local 'When I first started here, we were only three people' 'When I first started here, we were only three people' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Western Shelter Systems launched in 1988 with a small staff.

"When I first started here, we were only three people," said Hermie Letson, a 27-year employee.

The West Eugene firm now employs about 150 people and sells its products internationally.

The company's international growth has been supported by economic development grants from the Oregon Lottery, which turned 30 this year.

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Local 'I made sure the hose was going good, and I got out of there' 'I made sure the hose was going good, and I got out of there' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Gary Thompson says helping neighbors is a way of life in his part of Oregon.

"I'm just a neighbor who lives out here. I've lived out here my whole life," he said. "The people who live here are real good friends of ours."

And those friends weren't home Wednesday afternoon as what is now known as the Chambers Mill Fire erupted on timberlands in the hill country of southern Lane County.

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