April 6, 1991
KCBS and Walker are right on the money. Why shouldn't Mayor Bradley answer all questions? His "Baloney! Baloney!" answers are baloney. TIM ELLIOTT North Hollywood
February 14, 2011 |
KCBS-TV reporter Serene Branson sparked some unexpected drama following the Grammy Awards when she slurred her words and appeared to speak gibberish during a live report. Branson was reporting outside the Staples Center at the top of the 11:30 p.m. broadcast and was appearently trying to talk about the hoopla during the award show when her words became unintelligible. Some startled viewers thought she may have suffered a stroke during the report. A KCBS spokesman released a statement that Branson was examined by paramedics on the scene immediately following the broadcast.
January 13, 2004 |
Former KABC-TV Channel 7 morning traffic reporter Vera Jimenez on Monday will join KCBS-TV Channel 2's 5-7 a.m. weekday newscast, launching the station's "time saver traffic" segments that will use technology locating gridlocked locations on major freeways and highways. Meanwhile, KCBS anchor Gretchen Carr, who has been off the air since December, is recuperating from foot surgery, and the station has not yet determined when she will return to work. -- Greg Braxton
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2011 |
Joseph Dyer, a retired KCBS-TV executive who was one of the first African American reporters hired by a major network television station in Los Angeles and later helped it set a standard for community involvement, died of heart failure Thursday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, said his daughter Monica. He was 76. The son of Louisiana sharecroppers, Dyer was hired by KNXT-TV (which later became KCBS) as a writer and news producer in 1965, a few months before the Watts riots erupted.
September 14, 1985
Tennis fans should boycott KCBS forever. In addition to showing the women's semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament on a tape-delayed basis when the rest of the country was seeing it live, KCBS flashed a graphic on the screen at 5:01 p.m., when Hana Mandlikova was in the process of breaking Chris Evert Lloyd's serve at 2-3 in the sixth game of the third set, saying that the news would start at 5:18, thereby ruining the drama of the rest of...
June 1, 1985 |
The new management team at KCBS-TV Channel 2, in an apparent attempt to improve the station's sagging news ratings, is overhauling its newsroom roster and is set to hire former KNBC Channel 4 anchor Tritia Toyota. The changes, according to one KCBS employee who asked to remain anonymous, are in keeping with what the source termed the station's desire to feature "rock 'n' roll news."