January 14, 2010 |
Vera Jimenez, who has been KCBS-TV's morning traffic reporter, will begin a new stint Jan. 25 as the evening weather anchor for KTLA-TV. Jimenez, who left KCBS and sister station KCAL last week after six years, will report on weather and traffic for KTLA's 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. newscasts, and weather for the 10 p.m. newscasts. "I'm really excited -- I'll get to see how normal people live," Jimenez quipped in an interview Wednesday. "I've been working mornings for so long." KTLA News Director Jason R. Ball praised Jimenez, calling her a valuable addition to the station, which, like The Times, is owned by Tribune.
June 2, 2008 |
The first mixed martial arts event shown in prime time on a major network was a big hit for KCBS-TV Channel 2. The Saturday night tape-delayed Elite Extreme Combat event from Newark, N.J., came in with a local overnight rating of 4.7 and a 9 share. The rating peaked at 7.2 the final 15 minutes. By comparison, a Stanley Cup final hockey game shown earlier in the evening on KNBC-TV Channel 4 averaged just a 1.3 local rating and a 3 share.
April 23, 2003 |
Glen Walker, who joined KCBS-TV Channel 2 last fall, will co-anchor the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. weekend newscasts beginning Saturday. He replaces Mark Coogan, who will become a full-time reporter and fill-in anchor. That is one of several changes KCBS is making in its weekend news lineup. Steve Hartman will alternate sports anchoring duties with Derrin Horton, a reporter on KCBS' sister station KCAL. They replace sports anchor Bret Lewis.
November 8, 2002 |
If you think local TV newscasts aren't particularly good, you're not alone. Los Angeles ranks 16th out of 17 markets examined in a national study released Thursday that looked at 53 television news operations. KCBS-TV produces the highest-scoring 11 p.m.
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September 13, 2002
A memorial service for KCBS-TV cameraman Larry Greene, killed last week in a Navy helicopter accident in the Persian Gulf, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave., in Studio City. KCBS has established a fund for Greene's two children. Contributions can be sent to the Sons of Lawrence H. Greene Scholarship Fund, 1505 Riverview Road, St. Peter, MN 56082.
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September 7, 2002 |
A KCBS-TV cameraman who worked for Channel 2 for 24 years was killed Friday in the Persian Gulf when the U.S. Navy helicopter in which he was riding crashed into a Syrian freighter, the Pentagon said. Larry Greene, 50, of Agoura Hills died and four sailors on the helicopter were injured when a rotor of the SH-60B Seahawk helicopter accidentally hit the mast of the Syrian ship 80 miles off the Iranian coast, said Air Force Brig. Gen. John Rosa, a military spokesman in Washington.