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January 8, 1994 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
How many minutes of Michael Jackson's alleged sex scandal does it take to degrade a local newscast? For John Beard, the mustachioed broadcaster who anchored the news for 13 years at KNBC-TV Channel 4 before jumping in disgust to KTTV-TV Channel 11 last month, the answer was 16. Other factors besides Jackson mania certainly prodded Beard to beg out of his $950,000-a-year contract at KNBC in favor of Fox-owned KTTV and a 50% pay cut.
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August 27, 2009
Moving on: John Beard, who spent 13 years anchoring the news at KNBC-TV Channel 4 and another 13 at KTTV-TV Channel 11 until being released in 2007, said he has accepted an anchor job at WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, N.Y.
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August 27, 2009
Moving on: John Beard, who spent 13 years anchoring the news at KNBC-TV Channel 4 and another 13 at KTTV-TV Channel 11 until being released in 2007, said he has accepted an anchor job at WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, N.Y.
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January 15, 1994
Thank you for your informative interview with John Beard ("At Channel 11 News, 'It Just Feels Better,' " Jan. 8). We concur absolutely with Beard regarding KNBC-TV local news coverage--frankly, it's a joke. KNBC, along with KCBS and KABC, delivers news that insults every viewer's intelligence. We could care less about the Michael Jackson situation until all the facts are in. (Thanks anyway, KNBC!) Whereas KABC previously led the pack in sensationalizing the news, KNBC has now taken over that ranking.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 1994
Thank you for your informative interview with John Beard ("At Channel 11 News, 'It Just Feels Better,' " Jan. 8). We concur absolutely with Beard regarding KNBC-TV local news coverage--frankly, it's a joke. KNBC, along with KCBS and KABC, delivers news that insults every viewer's intelligence. We could care less about the Michael Jackson situation until all the facts are in. (Thanks anyway, KNBC!) Whereas KABC previously led the pack in sensationalizing the news, KNBC has now taken over that ranking.
NEWS
August 26, 1990
Re the Aug. 5 cover story "Anchored in L.A.": Obviously, KNBC's John Beard, Linda Alvarez, Kelly Lange and Keith Morrison haven't the foggiest idea, judging by their performances. John Beard is in dire need of speech therapy. He cannot pronounce words properly. The words million, billion and trillion come out as miw-yun, biw-yun and triw-yun. Linda Alvarez has a grin constantly affixed to her face, even when reporting terrible tragedies. Kelly Lange, after nearly 20 years of punctuating her reports with phrases like "Hey, all right!"
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON
More Home Videos: KNBC Channel 4 News anchor John Beard will host a half-hour pilot program, "My World on Video," starting June 2 at 7:30. The show, which will air through June, will highlight home videos produced by high school and college students from around the nation on a variety of subjects ranging from serious issues such as AIDS and teen suicide to those with a lighter side. The show will be the latest in the latest trend of programs featuring homemade videos by viewers.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 1988
Steve Weinstein is incorrect in his assessment of the Channel 2 news team as being straight out of the series "thirtysomething." ("Channel 2 Gambling on a Sporty News Team," Calendar, Dec. 15.) The Channel 4 news group is a far better example of that hit TV show, what with Keith Morrison, John Beard, Colleen Williams, Fritz Coleman and Fred Roggin. Coleman and Roggin even talk about the state of fatherhood in the '80s and their babies, when the babies aren't getting air time. All that's missing is a discussion about baby-sitters!
ENTERTAINMENT
February 29, 1988
In your article on the KNBC mini-doc "Romance in the Office," you imply that it is the station's attempt to prove that John Beard is a serious journalist. That is no longer necessary. A few years ago, Beard went to Lebanon to do a series of reports on the U.S. armed forces there. It was an excellent piece of work, bringing perspective about U.S. policy in that area, and the young men implementing it. Only a serious journalist could have done that. JANE ROSE Los Angeles
NEWS
September 9, 1990
Lauren Lipton's "Anchored in L.A." piece on Aug. 5 was a good story. All of the news anchors listed were A-OK. Some were better than others, but all very acceptable. Among the women, Bree Walker of KCBS has warmth, knowledge and looks. Among the men, we like Paul Moyer, Jim Lampley, John Beard and Keith Morrison. As for the morning shows, we don't like Bryant "Grumble" and can't stand Deborah Norville of NBC's "Today." Poor chemistry. Marjorie Seitz, Loma Linda
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January 8, 1994 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
How many minutes of Michael Jackson's alleged sex scandal does it take to degrade a local newscast? For John Beard, the mustachioed broadcaster who anchored the news for 13 years at KNBC-TV Channel 4 before jumping in disgust to KTTV-TV Channel 11 last month, the answer was 16. Other factors besides Jackson mania certainly prodded Beard to beg out of his $950,000-a-year contract at KNBC in favor of Fox-owned KTTV and a 50% pay cut.
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