KEYT’s Joey Buttitta and Kelsey Gerckens Move On to County Gigs

By the edhat staff

KEYT News Channel 3 is saying goodbye to its morning anchor, Joey Buttitta, and Chief Meteorologist Kelsey Gerckens Buttitta, who accepted new county jobs. 

Buttitta joined the local news station in 2012 and has anchored and executive produced the morning show for the past several years. He’ll soon start as the new Public Information Office for the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office, according to KEYT.

Gerckens Buttitta has worked at the station since 2011, where she’s been a reporter and most recently the Chief Meteorologist. She has been selected as the new Communications Manager/Public Information Officer for Santa Barbara County and will start on November 1, 2022.

Kelsey Gerckens Buttitta (courtesy photo)

The couple are also known as the winners of Season 27’s “The Amazing Race” on CBS. They competed in 2015 all over the world including Argentina, Zimbabwe, Poland, and Macau before taking home the one million dollar grand  prize.

They welcomed their first child, Everett Gerckens Buttitta, and second child, Joseph Trey Buttitta, while both working for KEYT.

[Editor’s Note: The original article has been updated with information on Kelsey Gerckens Buttitta]

Edhat Staff

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