Alexis Fernandez, a 14-year radio and television veteran and a former reporter/anchor for KUTV Channel 2, has been named manager-media relations for Kennecott.

Her responsibilities include advertising, corporate employee communications, and public and media relations, said Gregory H. Boyce, director of Government and Public Affairs.Also named to the Communications Department this year is Louis Cononelos, manager of community relations. He has been with Kennecott since 1979, formerly as manager of employee relations and training. His duties include work with local government, education, civic and charitable organizations.

Fernandez and Cononelos are graduates of the University of Utah. They both report to Boyce.