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KTLA morning news anchor jumps ship for slot at rival KTTV

September 05, 2007|From a Times Staff Writer

Carlos Amezcua, the longtime KTLA-TV Channel 5 morning news anchor who was viewed as a potential replacement for the late Hal Fishman on the station's 10 p.m. newscast, has decided to move to rival KTTV-TV Channel 11, station officials said Tuesday.

Amezcua, who has been with KTLA for more than 16 years, had been working as the interim evening news anchor after Fishman died this summer.

"We had hoped that he would be in that position, but obviously things take turns. We've got to move forward," said Rich Goldner, interim KTLA news director.

Variety reported that Amezcua will anchor KTTV's 10 p.m. newscast beginning this fall, replacing veteran anchor John Beard.

KTLA is owned by Tribune Co., which also owns the Los Angeles Times.

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