Clynt Ridgell is PNC's News Director and is the nightly news anchor alongside co-anchor Janela Carrera. Ridgell has over a decade's worth of experience in television news and a total of 12 years experience in the field of television. Ridgell graduated as the valedictorian of the Evangelical Christian Academy in Chalan Pago and graduated from the University of Guam with a B.A. in communications with an emphasis on mass media.
Ridgell has experience in videography. He started out as a cameraman for a local sports cast then evolved into a sports reporter then a TV news reporter, then an anchor and finally the News Director of the Pacific News Center. Ridgell also has experience in sales and marketing after working for about a year as a television and radio sales and marketing account executive.
Ridgell is extremely interested in the preservation, perpetuation and promotion of the Chamorro culture. He attributes this to his experiences growing up on Guam and to the teachings of his father Reilly Ridgell who wrote the first textbook of it's kind Pacific Nations and Territories. It's a textbook that is used in schools throughout Micronesia Polynesia and Melanesia. The book discusses the history, culture, geography, society and governments of the various islands of the Pacific. Ridgell believes all Pacific cultures including the culture of the Chamorro people must do the best they can to hold on to cultural traditions that are slowly being lost due to westernization and modernization. Ridgell believes that Inetnon Gef Pago plays a huge role in the preservation perpetuation and promotion of Chamorro culture while providing an educational safe and fun outlet for the island's youth.
Ridgell and his wife Therese Aguon Ridgell have two children together. His daughter Inina Ha'ane Aguon Ridgell was born in 2008 and Inatua Impwemeluk Aguon Ridgell was born in 2010.