After doing the job on an interim basis, Araksya Karapetyan has officially been given the position of anchor on the "Fox 11 News" shows that air weekdays 4:30-7 a.m. and 10-10:30 a.m. on KTTV-TV Channel 11.
She replaces Jean Martinez, who left last October.
Karapetyan joined KTTV last year as a general assignment reporter after previous stints in Portland, Ore., and Idaho Falls, Idaho. A graduate of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, she launched her TV career as an intern at KABC-TV Channel 7 in L.A.
In a statement released by the Fox-owned station, Karapetyan suggested that adapting to the early-morning newscast had been a challenge. "I used to go to bed at 1:45 a.m.," she said, "not wake up at that time!"
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