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December 19, 2002 | Greg Braxton
KCBS-TV Channel 2 newsman Joel Grover, best known for his 1997 undercover reports that led to a grading system on local restaurants, has left the station, saying he wants to pursue other opportunities. "This is purely my choice," Grover said Wednesday, adding that his contract expires at the end of the year. "CBS made me a very good offer, which would have allowed me to do local and network reports. I really agonized over this decision, but I have a number of great potential opportunities.
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October 18, 2012 | By Greg Braxton
KCET Vice President of News and Public Affairs Val Zavala and KNBC investigative reporter Joel Grover will be presented with the Bill Stout Memorial Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism by an advocacy organization chaired by former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. Community Advocates Inc. will honor the two journalists Nov. 15 at the Taper Auditorium of the Riordan Central Library in downtown Los Angeles. KNBC's Fritz Coleman will serve as master of cemeonies for the event, which is free and open to the public (RSVPs are required)
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April 10, 2003 | Greg Braxton
Joel Grover, who left KCBS-TV in December after heading up some of that station's most praised investigative reports, is joining an investigative team today at KNBC-TV. Grover, who said he considered several offers from networks, local stations and syndicators, said he was impressed by KNBC's commitment to investigative reporting: "They have laid out an amazing plan for me that proves they want the best investigative team in television."
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April 10, 2003 | Greg Braxton
Joel Grover, who left KCBS-TV in December after heading up some of that station's most praised investigative reports, is joining an investigative team today at KNBC-TV. Grover, who said he considered several offers from networks, local stations and syndicators, said he was impressed by KNBC's commitment to investigative reporting: "They have laid out an amazing plan for me that proves they want the best investigative team in television."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2012 | By Greg Braxton
KCET Vice President of News and Public Affairs Val Zavala and KNBC investigative reporter Joel Grover will be presented with the Bill Stout Memorial Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism by an advocacy organization chaired by former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. Community Advocates Inc. will honor the two journalists Nov. 15 at the Taper Auditorium of the Riordan Central Library in downtown Los Angeles. KNBC's Fritz Coleman will serve as master of cemeonies for the event, which is free and open to the public (RSVPs are required)
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August 27, 1999 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Longtime anchors Michael Tuck and Linda Alvarez have been let go by KCBS-TV as part of a shake-up under the station's new management. Tuck, who has been at KCBS since 1990, said he has anticipated such a move, having recently been removed from the station's 11 p.m. newscast, and intends to return to San Diego. "After five [general managers], six news directors and God knows how many format changes in nine years, enough is enough," Tuck said Thursday.
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July 10, 2008 | Lee Margulies, Times Staff Writer
KNBC-TV Channel 4 led the field in nominations announced today for the 60th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, collecting 24 nods in 41 categories that honor local programming on broadcast and cable television during 2007. KTTV-TV Channel 11 was second with 17, followed by KTLA-TV Channel 5 with 11. Jointly owned KCBS-TV Channel 2 and KCAL-TV Channel 9 combined for eight nominations; KCAL got eight more on its own and KCBS had four. In unveiling the nominations, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences also said it would bestow its annual governors award to the Los Angeles Dodgers in recognition of the team's "rich 50-year history of broadcasting in Los Angeles and their charitable endeavors throughout the Southern California community."
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August 27, 2007 | From a Times staff writer
Noncommercial KCET-TV Channel 28 and commercial KNBC-TV Channel 4 each grabbed six statuettes to lead the pack of winners at the 59th annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards this weekend. KCBS-TV Channel 2 won three on its own and four more in partnership with KCAL-TV Channel 9, with which it shares news-gathering operations.
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June 1, 1998 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After losing out last year to KCBS-TV Channel 2, KCAL-TV Channel 9 regained its position of top award winner at the 50th annual Los Angeles Emmy Awards over the weekend. But KTTV-TV Channel 11 and KMEX-TV Channel 34 made off with the prized awards for best daily newscasts. KCAL scored eight trophies at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Saturday night in recognition in local programming during 1997, two more than second-place KCBS.
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May 26, 2000 | From a Times Staff Writer
Fox affiliate KTTV-TV emerged as the leader in the numbers game in the local Emmy race. The station earned 20 nominations for its news and special programming, as the 52nd annual Los Angeles Area Emmy nominees were announced Thursday. KTTV's showing, coupled with seven nominations picked up by cable channels Fox Sports West, and seven more by Fox Sports West 2, made it a good day for the various News Corp. franchises.
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December 19, 2002 | Greg Braxton
KCBS-TV Channel 2 newsman Joel Grover, best known for his 1997 undercover reports that led to a grading system on local restaurants, has left the station, saying he wants to pursue other opportunities. "This is purely my choice," Grover said Wednesday, adding that his contract expires at the end of the year. "CBS made me a very good offer, which would have allowed me to do local and network reports. I really agonized over this decision, but I have a number of great potential opportunities.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2002 | From a Times Staff Writer
KCAL and KTTV led the pack at the 54th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, presented Saturday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the Leonard Goldenson Theatre. But KTLA, KCBS and Spanish-language KMEX scored three of the major prizes in the local news categories. KTLA's "First Edition" won for best daily newscast under 35 minutes, CBS 2 "News at 5" won for best daily newscast over 35 minutes, and KMEX took home the award for best regularly scheduled daily newscast.
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May 18, 1998 | MICHAEL TUCK, Michael Tuck is an anchor on KCBS-TV Channel 2
For many of us in local broadcast journalism, Howard Rosenberg is the print equivalent of water torture; that is, his columns are nothing more than a mild irritant. Repeat it long enough, however, and the result is maddening ("KCBS' 'I-Team': Tainted by Hype," Calendar, May 8). The resentment here is not with Rosenberg's criticism of the job we do.
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