June 19, 1990 |
KCOP Channel 13, for years a mere 98-pound also-ran in the local news wars, is planning to adorn itself with the electronic trappings of a heavyweight contender and vows to slug its way to the top. To say the station is bucking a trend is an understatement. The combined audience for the well-financed and heavily promoted newscasts at the three network-owned stations has been declining steadily for more than year.
March 27, 1987
Jeff Wald, who has been personal manager to such entertainment personalities as Helen Reddy, Donna Summer and Sylvester Stallone, has joined Barris Industries Inc., Beverly Hills, as senior vice president. He will additionally run a new subsidiary, Barris-Wald Enterpises Inc.
August 22, 1999
Miss Claudia Trejos should only keep her chin up ("Claudia Trejos Keeps Her Chin Up," Aug. 16) to show her perky, pretty face, because that was the only criterion deciding her position in sportscasting. The essential prerequisite to broadcasting is articulation, particularly in sportscasting, which is delivered at a speedier pace. The fact that Miss Trejos has an accent is certainly, in my opinion, a disadvantage, but not as egregious as accenting the wrong syllable, running sentences together and mispronouncing words, all of which she is guilty of. Nevertheless, this is unimportant, according to KTLA's news director, Jeff Wald.
June 18, 1986 |
Steve Roah, Channel 5's weekend sportscaster, has been fired, effective July 1, Jeff Wald, the station's news director, confirmed Tuesday. A likely replacement is Ed Arnold, who was Channel 7's weekend sportscaster until he was fired six weeks ago. Arnold worked at Channel 5 before moving to Channel 7 about 11 years ago. Reportedly, Joe Torre, the Angels' TV commentator, auditioned for the Channel 5 job but is not considered a strong candidate. Torre is also a former major league manager.
March 27, 1990 |
The fierce local TV wars took a dramatic turn Monday when Jeff Wald, news director of powerful KTLA Channel 5, said he was quitting to take over the news operation of low-rated KCOP Channel 13. Wald, who joined KTLA in 1981, helped build it into an almost unbeatable force among L.A. independent stations with a veteran news team that includes Hal Fishman, Stan Chambers, Larry McCormick and executive producer Gerald Ruben. Fishman co-anchors KTLA's winning nightly newscast with Jann Carl.
August 16, 1999 |
A bubbly Claudia Trejos is describing her first nights as KTLA-TV's weekend sports anchor. "I held on to the desk and said, 'Help me, God. I know I've been a bad girl, but you got to let me hang in here,' " she says, giggling. Trejos is more lighthearted than one would expect right now. As a transplant from the Spanish-language sports scene, Trejos' appearance on KTLA a month ago had a cold reception from some English-language media critics.