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.
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.