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Austin Herbaugh

Multimedia Journalist

Austin Herbaugh joined the KSBY News team in February of 2022 as a multimedia journalist. Austin is a Central Coast native who grew up in Arroyo Grande and graduated from Arroyo Grande High School.

An avid outdoorsman, Austin moved to Northern California for college to be closer to his favorite backpacking destinations. He attended California State University, Chico as a double-major in Journalism and German. While at Chico State, Austin worked as a producer for KNVN, the NBC affiliate covering Northern California.

Austin traveled to and lived in Germany to finish his German degree as part of a direct exchange program between Chico State and Johannes Gutenberg University, located in the City of Mainz. After a year-and-a-half of honing his German skills and hiking across Central Europe, Austin returned to Northern California, working as an assignment editor and later producer at KRCR in Redding.

Austin is proud to cover important, in-depth stories in the area where he grew up and strives to represent the Central Coast in a professional, informative, and entertaining manner. If you have a story idea for Austin, email him at