Hollie Grimaldi-Flores

Hollie Grimaldi-Flores


Hollie Grimaldi Flores was born in Binghamton, New York and raised in a nearby suburb, Vestal. She is the youngest of seven children. In 1985 Hollie moved to California with a degree in radio and television production out of Syracuse, NY. She worked for an award winning video production company, David Watts Productions, in San Francisco and for the writer of a top weekly radio show, Countdown USA in Marin County as well as for KRCB-TV, a public access television station in Rohnert Park, CA before moving to Grass Valley in 1995. After relocating to Nevada County, Hollie worked in a mechanical engineering firm and eventually started her own bookkeeping business before deciding to pursue a return to her first love  broadcasting. Hollie is past president of Soroptimist International of Grass Valley and the Board of Directors of the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition. Hollie has two children from a previous marriage. Trevor Daniel Wade born in 1990 and Courtney Taylor Wade born in 1994. She is married to Ernie Flores and is sharing the responsibility of raising five boys: Michael, Stephen, Nicholas, Christopher and Timothy aged 26 to 17 as well. When not at the station, Hollie enjoys spending time watching local sports, hiking at the river, reading and attending local events with friends.

Too Much of a Homer?

Tom Fitzsimmons and I have been co-hosting Fitzsimmons and Flores for about 10 months now. We try to have guests who can speak to topics that are of local interest, but we have also asked well known and lesser known community members come on the show to tell us more about themselves. The names you hear on the radio in a sound bite. Sometimes, these people are our friends.

It was brought to my attention, that sometimes I am too familiar – making the show a little bit too home-townie. I am wondering if that is a bad thing. When I offer background or insight that might not otherwise come to light, am I revealing too much? Do you like it or would you prefer we keep the conversation on a truly professional level.

I really want to know. You can email me directly at hollie@knco.com. In the interim, as you know, you never know what you will hear on Fitzsimmons and Flores so please tune in each weekday from 1pm to 2 pm on KNCO Newstalk 830!

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