George Takata Biography

George Takata returns to the airwaves as the Sports Reporter for the KMJ Morning News. Takata brings over 25 years of broadcasting experience to KMJ, serving as the Sports Director for CBS 47 from 1997-2013 and transitioning to Morning News Anchor for KSEE 24 from 2013-2017. He is now the Director of Marketing and Communications at Reedley College. Takata says the greatest moment of his television career was covering the Fresno State baseball team’s national championship in 2008, and gives credit to many local legends, including Pat Hill, Gary Scelzi, Rex Hudler, Amanda Scott, Chris Herren and the Carr brothers (David & Derek) for creating better content for his sportscasts through their colorful interviews. Takata also co-hosted a radio show with Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian for two seasons following his retirement. A longtime Raiders, A’s and Sacramento Kings fan, George graduated from Fresno State with a degree in Mass Communications in 1997.