November 30, 1990 |
The return of anchorwoman Christine Lund helped KABC Channel 7 jump ahead in the local afternoon news race in what has become a see-saw war with former champion KNBC Channel 4, according to ratings for the November sweeps released Thursday by the A.C. Nielsen Co. Lund, the anchor superstar who re-emerged this month at Channel 7 after a four-year absence, boosted the station to victory for her 4 p.m. newscast by more than 40,000 households over Channel 4.
October 20, 1990
Re "Back From the Ranch," Steve Weinstein's Oct. 10 article on newscaster Christine Lund: Like many other Southern Californians, I'll be welcoming the return of Lund to Channel 7. I remember her thorough and honest reporting . . . her ability to go on the scene and ask tough questions . . . her concern for fairness. I was eagerly reading Weinstein's interview until I saw, "Now in her 40s but still possessed of the white-blond hair and crisp blue eyes that once made her an anchor superstar.
September 14, 1990 |
Christine Lund will be returning to her former news anchor job at KABC Channel 7 after a four-year absence, station executives confirmed Thursday. Lund, an integral element in KABC's dominance in the local ratings race for most of the 1980s, will co-anchor the 4 p.m. newscast alongside Harold Greene, beginning about Nov. 1, said Terry Crofoot, the station's general manager. November is one of three key ratings "sweeps" periods.
October 10, 1990 |
Few people would give up a high-paying job as one of Southern California's most popular TV anchors to learn how to shear and slaughter sheep, spin yarn, make paper and can food on a small suburban L.A. farm. Nor to spend summers without phones, television, washing machines or stores on an isolated, bear-infested island in Alaska. Christine Lund did. "I don't want to be thought of as a kook," she says.
July 14, 1986 |
With the continuing absence of Christine Lund, KABC-TV Channel 7 has tapped former anchor Tawny Little to take her place for the next two weeks on its "Eyewitness News." Little, who was a news anchor at the station from 1978 to 1984, will join veteran Jerry Dunphy on Channel 7's 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts, beginning today. She will be filling in for Lund, who is in the process of renegotiating her contract at the station. A KABC spokeswoman described the assignment as "a two-week experiment."
May 21, 1989 |
CHAD EVERETT and his wife, Shelby Grant Everett, have put the Spanish-style, Chatsworth home they built in 1971 on the market for $2.85 million and are building a new residence for themselves in Chandler, Ariz. "I have a picture ('Heroes Stand Alone') coming out in June and (a pilot for) a series on ABC, so I'm not getting out of the business," the actor quickly noted about his move to Arizona. "Assuming the series goes, we'll be in Florida half the year, so it isn't necessary to live here."