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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2002 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
KCAL-TV Channel 9 news anchor Jerry Dunphy, whose trademark line "From the desert to the sea to all of Southern California" has been a fixture of local TV news for more than four decades, remained hospitalized Thursday after suffering a heart attack. Dunphy reportedly collapsed outside his Wilshire Boulevard condominium Wednesday morning and was revived by paramedics. Executives at KCAL declined to disclose his condition or where he is hospitalized.
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April 2, 2009 | Greg Braxton
Veteran KNBC-TV Channel 4 newscaster Paul Moyer, one of the last of a breed of well-paid and highly promoted local news anchors, confirmed his retirement Wednesday from the station at which he's worked for nearly a quarter-century. "It's been a hell of a run," Moyer said in a brief phone interview. "I'm going to miss it, I'm going to miss it a lot. Any success I may have achieved I owe to the people of Southern California. I thank them for every one of those 37 years [in the L.A. market].
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NEWS
March 8, 1993
The Joseph M. Quinn Memorial Award will be presented to KCAL-TV anchorman Jerry Dunphy at the Greater Los Angeles Press Club's annual Journalism Awards banquet on March 25. The award, the press club's highest honor, recognizes an entire career of distinction in journalism. The banquet will be held at USC's Town & Gown, when winners of this competition will be honored for excellence in print and broadcast journalism as well as in public relations.
MAGAZINE
October 26, 2003
"Da Holy Hour" (by Fran Tunno, Metropolis, Oct. 5) gave me great pleasure. How funny! Tunno's Italian American mom was my Croatian American mom. Mine never made it to the big time on TV, but she loved Jerry Dunphy and Bob Barker. Keep the funny stories coming. Martha McDaniel Glendale
NEWS
June 6, 1985 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
One man was convicted but two others were acquitted by a Los Angeles Superior Court jury today in the 1983 shooting of KABC-TV anchorman Jerry Dunphy. Frederick Cole, 24, of Los Angeles was convicted of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon in the shooting, which occurred outside KABC-TV's studios in Hollywood. Acquitted were Gregory Chapman, 19, and Joseph Mark Lee, 22, both of Los Angeles, who had been charged with attempted robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1989 | DIANE HAITHMAN, Times Staff Writer
Jerry Dunphy, anchor of KABC-TV's "Eyewitness News," has turned down a "multimillion-dollar" contract offer to stay at the station and instead will join Disney-owned KHJ/TV Channel 9 as chief anchor of a new three-hour prime-time newscast being developed for debut in January. Dunphy resigned from KABC Friday after a 14-year tenure; his resignation becomes effective Monday. Dunphy will join KHJ before the debut of the 8-11 p.m. news program as chief anchor of an expanded evening newscast.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 1992 | DENNIS McDOUGAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran KABC-TV Channel 7 anchor Tawny Little will move to KCAL-TV Channel 9 to rejoin her former colleague Jerry Dunphy on the 10 p.m. newscast beginning in early April. "I can't wait," Little said. "Working with Jerry was nothing but a pleasure. I'm constantly dazzled by how well he does his homework." Little was a news anchor at KABC from 1978 to 1984, interrupting her news career for a few months to try her hand at acting.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 1993 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With his familiar "from the desert to the sea" salutation and his glistening white hair, Jerry Dunphy has become a local TV institution. After launching his broadcasting career in 1947 and working in Peoria, Ill., Milwaukee and Chicago, he's been anchoring in Los Angeles since 1960.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 1990 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
It will have the biggest news staff, the newest cameras, satellite links, trucks and editing systems, and the highest-paid anchor of any television station in town. And it will be the only commercial TV station ever to program all three hours of prime time with news instead of entertainment.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 1995 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jerry Dunphy. George Fischbeck. While just about everything else has changed in Southern California over the past 30 years, KCBS-TV Channel 2 has turned to a couple of aging local fixtures to help bolster its news ratings. Fischbeck, 72, the longtime weatherman at KABC-TV Channel 7, joined KCBS last November to contribute feature stories. Dunphy, 74, after five years at KCAL-TV Channel 9, will begin co-anchoring the 5 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 2002 | By Times Staff Writers
For generations of local news viewers, Jerry Dunphy was the familiar and authoritative newsman who began each newscast with a warm smile and his trademark greeting, "From the desert to the sea to all of Southern California." But for numerous colleagues who worked with him during the last four decades in his stints at various stations, Dunphy was a dedicated newsman secure in his standing as the elder statesman of local TV news.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2002 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
KCAL-TV Channel 9 news anchor Jerry Dunphy, whose trademark line "From the desert to the sea to all of Southern California" has been a fixture of local TV news for more than four decades, remained hospitalized Thursday after suffering a heart attack. Dunphy reportedly collapsed outside his Wilshire Boulevard condominium Wednesday morning and was revived by paramedics. Executives at KCAL declined to disclose his condition or where he is hospitalized.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 1996 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move designed to strengthen its news identity and bolster its tepid ratings, KCBS-TV Channel 2 is launching a major restructuring of its news operation that will reestablish a daily hourlong newscast at 6 p.m. and introduce a morning news show. The format changes, which begin on April 8, will include the elimination of the station's 4-5 p.m. newscast, the relocation of the "CBS Evening News With Dan Rather" from 6 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1995 | ANTONIO OLIVO
Students at the Lindero Canyon Middle School will have the opportunity to interview TV news anchor Jerry Dunphy, an FBI special agent or a dentist during the school's fourth annual Career Day on Friday. The event, geared toward students in the seventh grade, helps youths to begin considering the wide array of possibilities that life has to offer, school officials said. "Schools look at math, language and social sciences all the time," said Lindero Canyon Principal Ronald Kaiser.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 1995 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jerry Dunphy. George Fischbeck. While just about everything else has changed in Southern California over the past 30 years, KCBS-TV Channel 2 has turned to a couple of aging local fixtures to help bolster its news ratings. Fischbeck, 72, the longtime weatherman at KABC-TV Channel 7, joined KCBS last November to contribute feature stories. Dunphy, 74, after five years at KCAL-TV Channel 9, will begin co-anchoring the 5 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 1995 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran television anchorman Jerry Dunphy has left KCAL-TV Channel 9 to return to his old stamping grounds at KCBS-TV Channel 2, where he will co-anchor the 5 p.m. newscast starting next month. Dunphy, 73, whose easygoing manner and trademark greeting, "From the desert to the sea to all of Southern California, a good evening," has made him a familiar fixture with local viewers for nearly 35 years, will be reunited with former KABC-TV Channel 7 anchor Ann Martin, who joined KCBS last May.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 1990 | STEVE WEINSTEIN GREENE, HAROLD (NEWSCASTER)
The man who would be Jerry Dunphy won't deny that local television stations employ all kinds of chicanery and snake-oil sleight-of-hand to lure viewers into "the church" of TV news. But once they're there, he vows to do his darndest to give them "the news they need to know." Harold Greene, who stepped in as anchor of KABC Channel 7's 4, 6 and 6:30 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 1993 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With his familiar "from the desert to the sea" salutation and his glistening white hair, Jerry Dunphy has become a local TV institution. After launching his broadcasting career in 1947 and working in Peoria, Ill., Milwaukee and Chicago, he's been anchoring in Los Angeles since 1960.
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