Javier SotoSouthern California native Javier Soto is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach.

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Javier Soto

During his senior year, he landed an internship with KTLA-TV's "Morning News," the No. 1 rated show of its kind in Los Angeles. Dissatisfied with the mundane, Soto's work ethic led to a promotion within a matter of weeks from intern to producer for the broadcast's award-winning feature reporter.

After producing for two years, Soto decided it was time to step out of the shadows of his on-air colleagues at KTLA to find out if he had the skills to work in front of the camera.

That question was answered quickly at KPVI in Pocatello, ID. Soto's broadcasting horizons broadened dramatically as he learned how to do it all in the cold confines of the Northwest -- cameraman, live-truck operator, editor, producer, reporter and anchor. When he wasn't eating potatoes, Soto anchored the No. 1-rated morning newscast in southeastern Idaho for more than a year.

Two years of sharpening his skills led Soto to believe it was time to continue his broadcasting learning process in a warmer climate.

Coming to Phoenix, Soto was excited about the new people, the new challenges and the new opportunities while living and working in Arizona, in general, and at KTVK, specifically.

He started out on snow patrol in Flagstaff, spending his spare time at the gym working off the great grub Northern Arizona has to offer, enjoying the sounds of all kinds of music, waxing his skis for the day he summoned enough courage to slide down the slopes at SnowBowl and (if there is any time left) sleeping late.

These days, the snow angels are mostly behind him, but he's still up before the sun to make sure Arizona's Family starts the day right and with a "Good Morning, Arizona."

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