GORDON WINSTON-SMYTHE, CO-ANCHOR

Hailing from Manchester, England, Gordon moved to the US in ’97 because he wanted to better understand the culture that produced five different home shopping networks. Gordon once sang with early ‘90’s new wave band The The The – but they only lasted long enough to put out one single, the ill-fated “I’d Love It If You Loved Me”. Shoving all those dreams into a bottle and burying it somewhere in the garden, Gordon eventually carved out a career in radio shipping news and has used that talent to catapult him to success here in Burbank at Channel 6. He loves Burbank and all nine of its restaurants. Gordon’s divorced, enjoys golf, and quiet weekends avoiding LA traffic. Add him on Facebook here!

 

 

 


WHITNEY APPLEBY, CO-ANCHOR

Whitney was born in Orange County, CA and loves working with “The Three C’s” – charity, children and church. Whitney has been a newscaster in Arizona (she was newsreader on the “Good Morning AZHoles” morning goof-gang) and in North Carolina (“Nice To See You, Huh?”). Whitney is currently working up her wedding to local lawyer Gareth Thomas and spends her weekends knitting images of Christ and performing an acoustic set of originals at her Church.

 

 

 

 

 


ELIZABETH CHIVERS, ENTERTAINMENT

Elizabeth hails from Los Feliz. This is her first job in news. She has Asperberger’s Syndrome. Her brother Chilton now owns Channel 6. She wrote this herself. That is all.

 

 

 

 

 

 



GENEVIEVE NIGWUA, FIELD REPORTER

Genevieve’s list of achievements is as long as her arm. Five masters degrees; a love of the outdoors; awards in track and field; a doctorate in psychology – Genevieve throws herself into everything she does. When not working at Channel 6, Genevieve volunteers at Burbank’s Stray Animal Center, and transports the elderly and infirm to hospitals.

 

 

 

 

 

 



PAUL LYNCH, FIELD REPORTER

Like Gordon, Paul also hails from Manchester, England but has had a much more vibrant and successful career. Working initially for BBC Manchester, then moving to the US with BBC News before transferring over to Goodnight Burbank, Paul has won 3 Peabodys, 2 Baftas, and was nominated for a Webby. Paul is happily married with 2 kids and describes being in Burbank as “absolutely brilliant.” He’s been with the station for just a few months and is already tipped for a news anchor position.

 



TERRI BLAKE, FIELD REPORTER

Terri loves covering Burbank – and when she’s not working for GNB she can often be found at its park or at its library or one of its many gas stations. Terri graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Burbank and likes to give back to the community as often as she can.

 

 

 



PAISLEY PARKER, METEOROLOGIST

Paisley has been delivering weather to Burbank since 2000 – but she’s been a staple on TV in LA since she graduated high school! Her unique meteorology reports have won her countless awards and her forecasts put her first in the entire nation for accuracy. If Paisley says it’s happening, you can set your clocks to it! Paisley is a married mom of 4 kids!

 

 

 

 

 

 



YAN BOBEK, DIRECTOR

Yan spent most of his life in communist Estonia directing “adult” films sanctioned by the government. He moved to Los Angeles in 2008 to escape capitalism and has been directing Goodnight Burbank since just a couple of months ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 



HOLLY JOHNSON, LIGHTING

Holly has long been fascinated with lighting and majored in the art of studio lighting at Burbank Community College in 2008. Since the untimely passing of long-time Channel 6 lighting stalwart Larry Zimmer, Holly has been promoted to the head of the department. She credits her mom with her grace.

 

 

 

 

 

 



NADIRA FARHAD, MAKE-UP

Nadira hails from the OC and attended make-up school right here in sunny Burbank at MUD. Nadira comes from a large Muslim family and is second generation American; her grandparents moved here from Iraq to escape the clutches of Hitler in case he decided the Jews weren’t enough.

 

 

 

 

 

 



CHILTON CHIVERS, STATION OWNER

After Channel 6 burned down in late 2010 and the gruesome, horrible, fiery deaths of some of its more famous faces, its future looked very uncertain to say the least. Chilton stepped in during January 2011 to turn things around and has managed to get Goodnight Burbank back on air in a very troubled time for the studio. Chilton is credited with stopping Channel 6 disappearing from Burbank’s airwaves and has huge plans for the local station once the studio is rebuilt.