May 28, 2004 |
KNBC-TV Channel 4 and KABC-TV Channel 7 continued to fight for dominance in local ratings in the just-concluded May sweeps, with KNBC retaining its long-standing dominance of the 11 p.m. news, KABC-TV remaining first in the evening newscasts, and both stations in a virtual tie in the early morning. Fueled by NBC's strong network performance, KNBC rebounded in the morning, inching out KABC by .01 of a ratings point to reclaim its top position at 5 a.m. The stations deadlocked at 5:30 and 6 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2003 |
The election of Arnold Schwarzenegger as California's governor has prompted four Los Angeles television stations to reopen their bureaus in Sacramento. It has been about 20 years since any Los Angeles station had a permanent bureau in the state capital. The first in place is Nannette Miranda, a former reporter at WFTS-TV in Tampa, Fla., who has been named Sacramento bureau chief for ABC-owned stations in California, and who already is reporting from there.
August 16, 2002
Channel 7 sports anchor Bill Weir has confirmed that tonight will be his last broadcast for the station. Weir had announced in May that he would not be renewing his contract, which expires in September, and would be pursuing other interests. Rob Fukuzaki will replace Weir as the No. 1 sports anchor and Curt Sandoval will move up to Fukuzaki's weekend spot. Fukuzaki will replace Weir as the host of "Monday Night Live."
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.
November 15, 2001 |
The three local 11 p.m. English-language newscasts received fair to poor marks in a national study released Wednesday examining 43 television news operations. KNBC-TV had the highest-quality 11 p.m. newscast of the three network-owned stations in Los Angeles, according to the study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, which is associated with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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.