Meet the AgNet West Team

Taylor Hillman
General Manager, AgNet West

Taylor Hillman is a news professional from Clovis, CA, where he was an award-winning technical director and assignment manager for the area CBS affiliate. He earned a Best Newscast award from the NorCal Radio and Television News Directors Association and received an AP Best Newscast award.

Hillman was raised in the state’s agriculture-rich Central Valley, where his grandfather was a cotton and alfalfa grower and his uncle continues the farming tradition. The Hillman family has also been actively involved in the World Ag Expo for several years. Hillman is an active member of the Old Town Clovis Kiwanis and helps plan several major community events each year.

Danielle Leal
MMJ/Anchor, AgNet West

Born and raised in the agriculture-rich community of Tulare County, Danielle Leal learned to appreciate the industry early in life. As a member of the Tulare Western FFA, she showed pigs at the Tulare County fair. After graduating from Fresno State with a degree in broadcast journalism, Leal went back to her roots to write for a hometown newspaper covering several beats including business, local events and agriculture.

Though Leal wasn’t born into an agricultural family, she did fall in love with a farmer. Her husband’s family runs a diversified farming operation where they grow almonds, pistachios and alfalfa, corn and wheat for their 1,300 head Holstein dairy. Leal is also a member of the California Women for Agriculture.

Brian German
Multi-Media Journalist, AgNet West

Brian German is the newest addition to the staff at AgNet West, joining the team in 2017. As a radio professional, he has several years of experience working for multiple media outlets throughout the Central San Joaquin Valley. He earned his B.A. degree in mass communication and journalism from California State University Fresno.

German has always had a deep appreciation for the hard work that goes into agricultural production having grown up in the Central Valley. He has spent the last few years working specifically in the ag journalism industry, reporting on topics that affect farmers and highlighting the important role California agriculture plays in feeding the world.

Feature Contributors
Albert Hernandez – California Kitchen
Cathy Isom – This Land of Ours
Everett Griner – AgriView
Len Wilcox – The Western View
Randall Weiseman – Livestock Report
Trent Loos – Loos Tales

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