Kevin Riggs, the Oxnard-reared television news reporter whose career has taken him from Santa Barbara to Sacramento, is leaving journalism to join the Republican public relations firm Randle Communications, based in Sacramento.
Riggs, who was one of the moderators of the first Jerry Brown-Meg Whitman gubernatorial debate last fall, was the most respected television news reporter in the Capitol. Perhaps the last of his breed among local television news reporters in California, Riggs specialized in political and public affairs reporting and was widely respected for his in-depth understanding of the issues. It was no small feat for him to pull off inteliigent political reporting while working in a medium that emphasis crime, celebrity, traffic and weather news.
Among Randle Communications most recent high-profile clients was the Whitman gubernatorial campaign.