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September 14, 1990 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
Christine Lund will be returning to her former news anchor job at KABC Channel 7 after a four-year absence, station executives confirmed Thursday. Lund, an integral element in KABC's dominance in the local ratings race for most of the 1980s, will co-anchor the 4 p.m. newscast alongside Harold Greene, beginning about Nov. 1, said Terry Crofoot, the station's general manager. November is one of three key ratings "sweeps" periods.
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January 16, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
KABC-TV Channel 7 in Los Angeles was knocked off the air for more than three hours Sunday by a power outage at its Mt. Wilson transmitter. William Burton, vice president of programming, advertising and promotion, said the outage from about 1 to 3:30 p.m. affected all but direct satellite viewers of the station. "There has been some ongoing power maintenance" at Mt. Wilson, Burton said, "and somehow the backup equipment did not kick in as it is supposed to."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2000 | JOHNATHON E. BRIGGS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A veteran television news reporter assigned to cover a news conference in Hollywood was seriously burned Monday when the microwave transmitter extending from a KABC van came too close to a 34,500-volt power line and caused an explosion. The reporter, Adrienne Alpert, 48, was airlifted to Grossman Burn Center in Sherman Oaks, where doctors performed emergency surgery to restore blood flow to burn areas over 25% of her body.
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May 7, 2005 | From a Times staff writer
Johnny Mountain, who spent 27 years delivering the weather at KABC-TV Channel 7, will be doing his forecasting at KCBS-TV Channel 2 starting Sunday. Mountain will appear on the 11 p.m. newscast that day, then will move into his regular duties the next day, providing weather updates on KCBS' 5, 6 and 11 p.m. weeknight news shows. Mountain, who left KABC last January, will be reunited at Channel 2 with former Channel 7 colleagues Laura Diaz, Ann Martin, Harold Greene and Jim Hill.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 1995 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marc Brown and Bob Jimenez rank among the elite at local television stations. They are in the first string of news anchors. But although both are veteran journalists who have risen through the ranks and gained respect among their colleagues and managers, another factor sets the two apart: Brown and Jimenez are the only two minority men anchoring a local newscast on weekday evenings. Brown, 34, anchors the 6 p.m. news on KABC-TV Channel 7 and is also a reporter for the station's 11 p.m. newscast.
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January 24, 1989 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
It's inevitable: Once you reach the top, the only place to go is down. Just ask the Dallas Cowboys, Dick Van Dyke or CBS. And while it would be foolhardy to write off the folks at KABC-TV Channel 7 just yet, this city's dominant television station for the past decade has recently been showing a few chinks in its armor.
NEWS
January 20, 1990 | CAROL McGRAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Though the historic McMartin Pre-School criminal trial finally has ended in acquittals, a host of civil lawsuits generated by the Manhattan Beach molestation case conceivably could keep the issue alive in the courts for decades, legal experts say. A confusing array of civil actions await resolution.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2002 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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February 3, 1991
In 1955, Goldenson found another prime-time prospect on ABC's Los Angeles affiliate, KABC-TV. Lawrence Welk, another of our early shows, was phenomenally successful in a way that has never been duplicated. He and his band established themselves performing live at the LaMonica Ball Room in Santa Monica. Our Los Angeles station, KABC-TV, put him on the air locally at 9 Saturday night. In the summer of 1955 we picked this up for the network.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 1990 | STEVEN HERBERT
There will be less "Eyewitness News" and more "Eye on L.A." on KABC-TV Channel 7 beginning June 25. The station is dropping its 6:30 p.m. local newscast effective that night and will move up ABC's "World News Tonight" from its current 7 p.m. slot. The move means all three network newscasts will be seen at 6:30 p.m. in Los Angeles. From 7 to 8 p.m., KABC will show back-to-back episodes of "Eye on L.A."
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July 10, 2002 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2001 | GREG BRAXTON and DANA CALVO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
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.
BUSINESS
September 15, 2000 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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August 12, 2000 | GREG BRAXTON
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.
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June 15, 2000 | JOHNATHON E. BRIGGS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
SPORTS
July 21, 1987 | LARRY STEWART, Times Staff Writer
Channel 7 will announce at a press conference today that it has hired sportscaster Jim Hill away from Channel 2. Besides doing sports reports for ABC-owned Channel 7, Hill, as part of a separate deal, will work for ABC Sports. A source said that Hill will be the host of ABC's college football scoreboard shows on Saturdays this fall, a position that became available when Jim Lampley and ABC parted company recently. And he will also be involved in ABC's coverage of the 1988 Winter Olympics.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 1999 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Life is so confusing. Whom do you trust, for example, an Oscar-nominated Brazilian movie or a low-IQ newscast in Los Angeles? Which is the real Rio de Janeiro, in other words, the gray, smudged, impersonal urbanscape of "Central Station" or "the sexiest city on Earth" touted by KABC's "Eyewitness News"? And finally, what does one heavily promoted three-minute story, inserted to snag a larger ratings sweeps audience, say about stereotyping of foreigners in local newscasts?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2000 | JOHNATHON E. BRIGGS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The KABC-TV Channel 7 news reporter severely burned last week when the microwave antenna of a broadcast van came near a power line will have to undergo a partial amputation of her right foot, doctors said Tuesday. Adrienne Alpert, 48, who also underwent a nearly two-hour surgery Tuesday, remained in critical but stable condition at the Grossman Burn Center at Sherman Oaks Hospital and Health Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 2000 | STEPHANIE STASSEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Television news photographers from every station in the city circled the Grossman Burn Center on Monday to show support for KABC Channel 7 reporter Adrienne Alpert, who is expected to have her left arm amputated today as a result of a freak accident. Organizers said they wanted to let not only Alpert but Alpert's photographer, Heather MacKenzie, know they care.
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