Gaudette Joins University of Idaho Communications Team in Boise

Wednesday, February 27 2013


BOISE, Idaho – The University of Idaho welcomes award-winning journalist Gemma Gaudette to its media relations team in Boise as the new Regional Integrated Communications Officer.

Gaudette will focus on communications and media initiatives in southern and eastern Idaho for the university, with particular emphasis on media outlets in the Treasure Valley, Twin Falls and Idaho Falls.

“Gemma’s deep experience working in the media industry makes her an ideal addition to the University of Idaho communications team,” said Chris Murray, vice president of advancement. “She will play a critical role in communicating the university’s statewide impact on the people, industries and communities of Idaho.”

Before joining the University of Idaho, Gaudette worked at KIVI television as the weekday morning anchor. She has spent the majority of her television career in Idaho.

Gaudette came to Boise in 1999, where she was the first weekday evening anchor for KTRV television. After nearly six years in Boise, she became a morning and noon anchor for a television station in Tampa, Fla. Two years later, Gaudette and her husband decided to move back to Idaho, a place they call home.

“Having married an Idaho native, who also happens to be a graduate of the University of Idaho Law School, I have a special place in my heart for Idaho and its land-grant institution. I am looking forward to serving the people of Idaho even more in my new role as I get the opportunity to highlight the number one public education institution in our state,” said Gaudette.

Gaudette grew up in Chehalis, Wash. and is a graduate of Washington State University.
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