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November 12, 1988
Bree Walker is a breath of fresh air. It's about time a Southern California station such as KCBS hired someone that deserves to be called a "journalist" ("A Different Kind of TV Anchorwoman," by Nikki Finke, Nov. 1). There is no need to say that Southern California TV stations need more people like Walker--a journalist who cares more about the public than she cares about her makeup. MICHAEL J. ROCHA Alhambra
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February 27, 2014
On The Takeaway video wrapup, The Times' Ann Simmons and columnist Robin Abcarian chat about former KCBS-TV news anchor Bree Walker, reparative therapy, and the always entertaining Rob Ford, Toronto's crack-smoking mayor who is the subject of a new biography. Walker, who has been out of the public eye for many years, was suddenly thrust back into the headlines when Anaheim police pulled her over early Wednesday on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol. Her unflattering booking mug shot was picked up by Internet news and gossip sites, and became an instant object of ridicule.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
On Monday morning, Bree Walker opened the door of her home in Venice and ushered me in. Her very blond, slightly messy hair was tumbling out of a bun on top of her head. Her face was bare, as were her feet. She wore a loose-fitting pair of polka dot drawstring pajama bottoms and a purple sweatshirt over a blue satin shirt. Very Westside hot mom. She seemed to have a tattoo on her extremely taut lower abdomen, which was peeking from her shirt. Her gait was slightly unsteady. “I am nervous about coverage these days,” said Walker, a high-profile television news anchor in Los Angeles from 1988 to 1994 who was arrested last week on suspicion of driving under the influence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
On Monday morning, Bree Walker opened the door of her home in Venice and ushered me in. Her very blond, slightly messy hair was tumbling out of a bun on top of her head. Her face was bare, as were her feet. She wore a loose-fitting pair of polka dot drawstring pajama bottoms and a purple sweatshirt over a blue satin shirt. Very Westside hot mom. She seemed to have a tattoo on her extremely taut lower abdomen, which was peeking from her shirt. Her gait was slightly unsteady. “I am nervous about coverage these days,” said Walker, a high-profile television news anchor in Los Angeles from 1988 to 1994 who was arrested last week on suspicion of driving under the influence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2014
On The Takeaway video wrapup, The Times' Ann Simmons and columnist Robin Abcarian chat about former KCBS-TV news anchor Bree Walker, reparative therapy, and the always entertaining Rob Ford, Toronto's crack-smoking mayor who is the subject of a new biography. Walker, who has been out of the public eye for many years, was suddenly thrust back into the headlines when Anaheim police pulled her over early Wednesday on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol. Her unflattering booking mug shot was picked up by Internet news and gossip sites, and became an instant object of ridicule.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
Anaheim police said they arrested former Los Angeles news anchor Bree Walker on Wednesday night after she appeared drunk and refused to take a B reathalyzer test. Walker, 61, was stopped at 12:35 a.m. near the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Ball Road, said Anaheim Lt. Tim Schmidt. She was booked and released. PHOTOS: Celebrity mug shots Walker was a respected fixture on L.A. television and worked at KCBS-TV Channel 2 in the 1980s and '90s. Anaheim police told the Orange County Register that Walker could not produce a driver's license and looked " disheveled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
Former Los Angeles news anchor Bree Walker was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Anaheim, police said Wednesday night. Walker, 61, was  stopped at 12:35 a.m. near the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Ball Road and was arrested at 1:47 a.m., said Anaheim Lt. Tim Schmidt. She was booked and released. Walker was a respected fixture on L.A. television and worked at KCBS-TV Channel 2 in the 1980s and 1990s. She was caught up in an on-air scandal in 1990 when she became romantically involved with co-anchor Jim Lampley while they were still married to other people.  The two later married but were divorced in 2000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
Police said they found an empty vodka bottle in the car of former Los Angeles news anchor Bree Walker when she was arrested this week in Anaheim on suspicion of drunk driving. Walker, 61, was stopped at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Ball Road, said Anaheim police Lt. Tim Schmidt.  Police   told the   Orange County Register   that Walker could not produce a driver's license and looked "disheveled" when she was stopped.
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March 30, 1991 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
KCBS Channel 2 management refused to apologize Friday for a live interview with Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley conducted earlier this week, despite a charge from the mayor's spokesman that it "was the most biased and slanted interview our office has seen on local television in years."
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August 17, 1991 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Should Bree Walker conceive a child? Believe it or not, and KCBS-TV Channel 2 anchorwoman Walker still can't, that was the driving question for two hours on a KFI-AM (640) talk show last month. "Is that a fair thing to do? Is it fair for Bree Walker to deliver this child?" host Jane Norris asked KFI listeners. Walker, married to KCBS-TV co-anchor Jim Lampley, is pregnant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
Police said they found an empty vodka bottle in the car of former Los Angeles news anchor Bree Walker when she was arrested this week in Anaheim on suspicion of drunk driving. Walker, 61, was stopped at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Ball Road, said Anaheim police Lt. Tim Schmidt.  Police   told the   Orange County Register   that Walker could not produce a driver's license and looked "disheveled" when she was stopped.
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February 20, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
Anaheim police said they arrested former Los Angeles news anchor Bree Walker on Wednesday night after she appeared drunk and refused to take a B reathalyzer test. Walker, 61, was stopped at 12:35 a.m. near the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Ball Road, said Anaheim Lt. Tim Schmidt. She was booked and released. PHOTOS: Celebrity mug shots Walker was a respected fixture on L.A. television and worked at KCBS-TV Channel 2 in the 1980s and '90s. Anaheim police told the Orange County Register that Walker could not produce a driver's license and looked " disheveled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
Former Los Angeles news anchor Bree Walker was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Anaheim, police said Wednesday night. Walker, 61, was  stopped at 12:35 a.m. near the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Ball Road and was arrested at 1:47 a.m., said Anaheim Lt. Tim Schmidt. She was booked and released. Walker was a respected fixture on L.A. television and worked at KCBS-TV Channel 2 in the 1980s and 1990s. She was caught up in an on-air scandal in 1990 when she became romantically involved with co-anchor Jim Lampley while they were still married to other people.  The two later married but were divorced in 2000.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2004
Greg BRAXTON writes a story about how Bree Walker is challenging the boundaries of her disability and the perceptions of TV viewers ("Taking the Sting Out of a Disability," July 27) and then falls into the same trap as those Walker criticizes when he writes of her son, "Aaron James Lampley, afflicted with ectrodactylism, was born in August 1991." Later in the piece, he describes Walker's daughter: "16-year-old Andrea also has ectrodactylism." The first description is judgmental and negative, due to the use of the word "afflicted."
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July 27, 2004 | Greg Braxton, Times Staff Writer
As Bree Walker sat alone and stranded in the middle of nowhere inside a large weather-beaten vehicle, the childhood taunt of her older brother returned to haunt her. The two were teasing each other, trading insults the way siblings do, when brother Eryk spat out, "The only way you'll ever be able to make a living is as a freak in a carnival." He meant no real harm with the remark, but it stung just enough for Walker to recall it decades later.
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February 28, 1993 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sportscaster JIM LAMPLEY and his wife, KCBS-TV anchor BREE WALKER, have just completed a $500,000 renovation of their Monterey Colonial-style home, built in 1923, in the Hollywood Hills. Lampley is an NBC Sports broadcaster for golf, pro-football and NBA basketball. He is an HBO sportscaster for Wimbledon tennis tournaments and world championship boxing. He hosts a morning show on KMPC, all-sports radio.
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December 4, 1992 | EMILY ADAMS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The idea was simple, really: Put teen-agers in a televised talk-show format, add a few straight-talking adults and open the floor to a frank discussion of racial tension, gangs, drugs and other urban ills. The question is, whose idea was it? Young People for Young People, a South-Central Los Angeles teen group, charges in a lawsuit that a KCBS-TV Channel 2 program using that premise was based on the organization's cable-TV series "Listen Up!"
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November 2, 1992 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
Bree Walker said that she will sign a new, multi-year contract to anchor the news at KCBS-TV Channel 2 as soon as station management agrees to allow her to work on other types of programming such as documentary-type projects and town hall forums. "It's really important to me to hammer out those kinds of details," said Walker, who expects to sign the contract in the next two weeks. "I need to do more than just sit on the set and read the news.
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