December 3, 1988 |
KCBS-TV Channel 2 fired longtime Los Angeles news anchors John Schubeck and Terry Murphy Friday and is giving relative newcomers Jim Lampley and Bree Walker a more prominent role in the station's news plans. Schubeck, an L.A. anchor for the past 17 years, had been anchoring the station's 11 p.m. newscast with Tritia Toyota. Lampley and Walker, the station's 5 p.m. anchors for the last two months, will take over at 11 p.m. in January. Lampley will replace Schubeck until then.
September 24, 1993 |
After nearly five months without a full-time news director, KCBS-TV Channel 2 on Thursday hired Bob Jordan, news director at KING-TV in Seattle, to improve ratings and clean up the tabloid image that plagued the "Action News" team earlier this year. KCBS fired its last news director, John Lippman, in early May after months of controversy over his news tactics, which critics called sensationalist.
April 21, 1989 |
With its "Action" newscasts leading the way, KCBS-TV Channel 2 once again captured more Los Angeles-area Emmy Award nominations Thursday than any other local station. KCBS collected 50 of the 198 nominations announced by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences--six fewer than last year but 13 more than KNBC-TV Channel 4 and 28 more than KABC-TV Channel 7. KCBS newscasts accounted for 22 of the nominations, including five for news reporting, three for feature reporting, three for special mini-documentaries and two more for investigative work.
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.
October 17, 1992 |
Steve Kmetko, the entertainment reporter at KCBS-TV Channel 2 since 1987, will leave the station when his contract expires next month. KCBS spokeswoman Carol Kinsey said Friday that Kmetko, who also reports for CBS' "This Morning," was offered a new deal, but refused it. Kinsey would not comment on the terms of the proposed contract, but a source in the KCBS newsroom said that Kmetko would have had to accept a 67% pay cut.
March 19, 1985
Frank Gardner, news director at the CBS-owned television station in New York City, Monday was named vice president and general manager of KCBS-TV Channel 2. Gardner, 42, succeeds James Bennett, who resigned last Tuesday, saying he wanted to explore other job opportunities. A native of Memphis, Gardner until now has spent his career in journalism. After earning a bachelor's degree in journalism from Memphis State University, he worked as a reporter for six years at WREC-TV in his home town.