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.
December 1, 2000 |
Somebody's going to think that I've got it in for Channel 4 news. I do not. Somebody might suspect that I'm carrying a grudge of some kind against KNBC-TV. I am not. On the contrary, as I have written here before, Channel 4 is usually my local TV news channel of choice. I have nothing against Channels 2, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 or any other. I'm just in the habit of getting my late-night TV news from Channel 4. If Fritz Coleman tells me it's going to snow 20 inches in Anaheim tomorrow, I believe him.
November 2, 2000 |
Paula Madison, news director of NBC-owned-and-operated WNBC in New York, and the network's vice president of diversity, has been named president and general manager of KNBC Channel 4, executives announced Wednesday. Her appointment is effective immediately. Madison will replace Ray Heacox, who is leaving KNBC to head up a new technology company.
September 27, 2000 |
KNBC Channel 4 General Manager Ray Heacox will depart the station to head up a new technology company, executives announced Tuesday. Heacox leaves to become president of Atlanta-based MediaOcean Inc. He will be working out of New York. The specifics of the transition at KNBC remain in flux with no date set for Heacox's departure--he has been with KNBC since March 1999--and no replacement named. Station officials said Heacox "wants to ensure a smooth transition."
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May 25, 2000 |
A 49-year-old Georgia man was arrested at a Burbank motel, accused of stalking and harassing television news anchor Kelly Mack, police said Wednesday. Gerald Bertolini drove from his home in Alpharetta, Ga., to Burbank, where he called the local NBC affiliate Tuesday and asked if he could see Mack, police said. She alerted authorities to Bertolini's whereabouts, and police arrested him about 10 p.m. that night at the Burbank Inn and Suites.
February 4, 2000 |
Veteran KNBC Channel 4 anchor Chuck Henry on Thursday became overwhelmed with grief and temporarily lost his composure during the station's broadcast of a televised moment of silence for the victims of downed Alaska Airlines Flight 261. Henry, who has been covering the story nightly from Port Hueneme on the 11 p.m. newscast, introduced live coverage of the moment, which was held by Alaska Airlines on behalf of its employees who died in the crash.
December 1, 1999 |
"Golden" looks almost like a UFO in a sentence about today's television. Yet this is the "Golden Age of Television," not the overrated, oft-anointed '50s cited during Friday's nostalgic program on KCET recalling that long-retired cultural series of those years, "Omnibus." More about it shortly. The '90s golden? Easy to believe considering the corps of elite drama series bringing sparkle to today's prime time, for example.
December 18, 1998 |
Kelly Lange, a local news fixture who started her career at KNBC-TV as its "weather girl" in 1971, is leaving the station when her contract expires this month. Her last broadcast will air on Wednesday. Both Lange and the station stressed that money was not a factor in the decision, which was made by the anchor herself--spurred, according to Lange, in part by a bout with dehydration that briefly left her hospitalized last month.
April 24, 1998 |
The enigma clouding Linda McCartney's death continues. Bank on it--the news media and shrieking TV and radio talk shows will fill you in ad nauseam on the debate over where she died, her reported cremation and the status of her death certificate. Big mystery here, big enough to keep the speculation mills operating indefinitely. A much larger mystery connected to this story, though, is why the public doesn't rise up and stampede the mean-spirited schnooks of KNBC-TV Channel 4 off the airwaves.