July 27, 2004 |
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.
May 4, 1994 |
Ann Martin, who has been a mainstay reporter and news anchor at KABC-TV Channel 7 for 18 years, has jumped stations and will land at KCBS-TV Channel 2 in what insiders are calling the most lucrative deal ever for a local television news anchor. Martin will join KCBS' "Action News" on May 16, anchoring the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts along with current anchor Michael Tuck, the CBS-owned station said Tuesday.
February 28, 1993 |
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.
December 4, 1992 |
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!"
November 2, 1992 |
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.
February 14, 1992 |
Walker Drops Suit: KCBS-TV Channel 2 anchor Bree Walker said Thursday she will drop her Federal Communications Commission complaint against KFI-AM and two of its talk show hosts. KFI personalities Tom Leykis and Jane Norris were cited in Walker's October complaint for broadcasting programs in which she and her husband, Jim Lampley, were allegedly criticized for opting to have a child at risk for a genetic deformity.