July 10, 2002 |
Laura Diaz, KABC-TV's lead female anchor on "Eyewitness News" and a mainstay at the station for nearly two decades, will join rival KCBS-TV in September in what is being called a key component of the merger between KCBS and KCAL-TV. "Laura is absolutely the No. 1 female anchor in Los Angeles, and we have lured her to become the cornerstone in building the biggest duopoly in the nation," said Don Corsini, general manager of the two stations.
March 2, 2001 |
Major anchor changes, format shifts and fiercely fought newscast battles marked the just-completed February sweeps, with KNBC-TV continuing its dominance of the important 11 p.m. slot, and KABC-TV staying on top of the afternoon news race, according to local Nielsen figures released Thursday. Hotly contested races included the traditional 10 p.m. face-off between KTLA-TV and KTTV-TV.
September 15, 2000 |
Even without George W. Bush or Al Gore saturating California's airwaves with campaign commercials, Los Angeles' three network affiliates rank among the top 10 stations in the country for revenue from this year's political advertising, according to a report released Thursday.
August 12, 2000 |
Veteran KABC-TV Channel 7 "Eyewitness News" anchor Harold Greene has left the station after what sources say were disagreements with station management. Greene, who had been with KABC for 18 years, left Friday, station officials said. They declined to comment on the reason for his departure. Insiders said that Greene, who reportedly had been having difficulties with colleagues and management, was given a one-year contract last year. They said Greene left after a disagreement over his future.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2000
KABC-TV news reporter Adrienne Alpert, who suffered life-threatening burns in a May 22 accident, remained stable in serious condition Friday after a seven-hour surgery. During the operation, surgeons at the Grossman Burn Center implanted muscle from Alpert's upper back into her right forearm to replace muscle and tendons destroyed by burns. The four-member surgical team also placed additional skin grafts on her left leg.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 2000 |
Without the support of thousands of friends and sympathetic strangers, Barry Paulk said Wednesday, he is not certain how he would have made it through the long days and nights since May 22--the day his wife, TV news reporter Adrienne Alpert, suffered life-threatening burns in a broadcasting accident. As Alpert's life hung in the balance, Paulk said, every card and each bouquet of flowers that arrived at the hospital kept hope alive.