John Palminteri Biography
John Palminteri is an American Senior Reporter at KEYT. He covers breaking news, politics, the environment, and local movers and shakers. Even though the panoramic view is spectacular from TV hill, he is not often there. He likes being “on the go” as a front line street reporter in Santa Barbara.
John Palminteri Age
John has never disclosed his day, month and year of birth. He is 62 years old as of 2019.
John Palminteri Wife
John is still single. He has kept her personal life away from public and social media. So it is not clear if he has ever been married.
John Palminteri Santa Barbara
The Downtown Santa Barbara Organization named NewsChannel 3 Senior Reporter John Palminteri its “Citizen of the Year.”
The award is usually a surprise, but this year the organization announced that John Palminteri would be the 2014 award recipient.
DSB Executive Director Maggie Campbell said, “Simply put, John Palminteri is ubiquitous in Downtown Santa Barbara. After all he’s done for our downtown members, he is a natural – and fantastic – choice.”
“I began covering downtown Santa Barbara in 1981. I have enjoyed telling the stories of all the changes, developments and events that take place in this beautiful and energized area,” said the man whose become synonymous with the word ‘Primetime,’ John Palminteri. “But it’s not always easy to keep it that way. Some people have caused issues that require new rules and more police to keep walkways clear and parking lots safe.”
“I knew Borders had become a part of the community when John included our mini concert by The Doors’ Ray Manzarek in his list of one of the best concerts of the year,” says Kate Schwab, former general manager of Borders Books and now Marketing Director of DSB.
“I could only bring all of these stories to the public with the support of my employers, KEYT, KJEE, and KCLU. Otherwise I would just be telling people one by one! ” stated John.
Palminteri, ‘Primetime,’ “The Palm,” was honored at the Downtown Santa Barbara Organization’s Annual Awards Breakfast Thursday morning at the historic El Paseo Restaurant.John Palminteri Photo
John Palminteri KEYT
John is a Senior Reporter at KEYT. He covers breaking news, politics, the environment, and local movers and shakers. Even though the panoramic view is spectacular from TV hill, he is not often there. John love being “on the go” as a front line street reporter in Santa Barbara.
John has been in radio along the way, serving a tour of duty as News Director of KTYD and also KEYT Newsradio 1250.
He has won many prestigious awards and accolades during his career. In 2016 he received an Emmy Award for KEYT NewsChannel 3’s team coverage of the Refugio Oil Spill, one of the worst environmental disasters on the Central Coast.
In addition to KEYT, he can also be heard delivering the news on KJEE 92.9 and KCLU 102.3 radio, and he write a column weekly in the Carpinteria Coastal View Newspaper.
John began his career at KSUL radio in Long Beach with a group of clever and talented young broadcasters. They were all obsessed with radio and TV 24 hours a day. That creative spark launched his career. He went on to the newsrooms at KZLA, and KFWB, in Los Angeles, KPRO in Riverside and KTMS 1250 in Santa Barbara.
John Palminteri Net Worth | John Palminteri Salary
John has earned a great amount from his work. His annual salary is also good though he has not yet disclosed to the public.