Meet the Team

News Anchor/Producer

Josh Egbert anchors KLAX ABC31 News weeknights at 6 and 10.  Originally from Colorado, Josh began his broadcasting career in college.  While attending Colorado State University, he was an anchor and reporter for the student run television station CTV 11.

After graduating, he worked in Western Colorado as a reporter, photographer, producer, and anchor for KJCT-TV.  He then headed north to Montana, where we anchored and produced the #1 rated late night newscasts, Beartooth NBC in Helena.  After a year in Montana, Josh headed to the Midwest to anchor and reporter for the NBC affiliate, KHAS-TV in Hastings, NE.  Before coming to KLAX-TV, Josh worked in Omaha, NE where he covered the deadly tornadoes in Pilger and the shooting of Omaha Police officer Kerrie Orozco.

Outside of work, Josh enjoys exploring his new surroundings, checking out area sporting events and craft beer.

Watch Josh weeknights at 6 and 10 on KLAX-TV’s ABC31 News.


Kris Sommers

Kris Sommers
Chief Meteorologist

Kris Sommers was born and raised in a small town in eastern Iowa, along the Mississippi River.  From a young age, he was always interested in the changing weather.

Kris graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in Meteorology.  During his junior year, he did an internship at a Davenport, Iowa TV station.  After graduation, he was hired at that station to update the station’s website and also to do fill-in work for the weather department.  He was eventually promoted to Weekend Meteorologist, and spent six years doing that.  He then changed career paths and worked for an insurance company for seven years. He recently decided to get back into broadcasting the weather.  He is a member of the National Weather Association.

When Kris is not busy keeping up with the weather in Central Louisiana, he loves to spend his time outdoors, golfing, working out, and bowling.

Watch Kris weeknights at 6 and 10 on KLAX-TV’s ABC31 News.


Sports Anchor

Growing up, Kevin John always dreamed of becoming a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants.  After that dream fell through, he turned his attention to sportscasting and has never looked book.

He covered Southern California sports for several years as a reporter, writer, producer, and radio personality for various publications and online networks.  As a lifelong sports fan and enthusiast, he understands what the viewers want to hear.

When he is not reporting on sports, Kevin enjoys DJing, outdoor activities, and dancing to Michael Jackson.  In addition, he volunteers with the Big Brother program and Love My Neighbor Foundation.  Kevin has a Bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College and is currently receiving his Master’s degree from University of San Francisco.  He lives by this quote: “We are blessed to be a blessing.”

Watch Keven weeknights at 6 and 10 on KLAX-TV’s ABC31 News.


News Producer

Babs Zimmerman has been in news just about as long as she can remember–in newspapers, wire service and later television.

She is a graduate of LSU and completed graduate work there, too. Babs is a native of North Louisiana but has lived all over the state, including New Orleans and Baton Rouge. She is an avid reader on every subject, likes to cook for friends and family and spends time with her husband Jim and their dog plus two cats.