Member Moment: Michael J. Lampella

Name: Michael J. Lampella

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Bio: Michael Lampella has been the CEO and general manager of the local PBS station KIXE TV Channel 9 since 2012. This year, he marked 37 years at the station.

Michael J_ Lampella photo“I actually began my career in broadcasting as a Chico State intern in 1979, hired thereafter and worked in many different capacities at KIXE TV,” he said. “I truly believe that television can be used as a tool to educate as well as entertain young and old alike.”

Michael is proud of his local roots. “I am a local kid, graduated from Shasta High in 1970, received a fire science degree from Shasta College and graduated from Chico State University in 1978 with a BA (bachelor’s degree) in information and mass communication,” he said. “I have enjoyed living in Redding since 1960, married to an Enterprise grad, Mary Ellen, for 38 years and have been blessed with our son, Anthony. As a family, we love to visit the Oregon Coast.”

Michael enjoys the great outdoors of the North State, hunting and fishing. He attends church, and is a fan of the San Francisco Giants and 49er’s.

“I am a cancer survivor and appreciate my life every day,” he said.


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