February 4, 2010 |
We live in a media universe where "American Idol" judges slurp from giant tumblers of Coca-Cola, "The Biggest Loser" contestants gush about their Subway sandwich feasts and local television news operations sell off "sponsorships" to the highest bidder. Weather, traffic, sports, ski reports and more now come along with broadcast or Web-based advertising. "Lakers coverage on KCBS and KCAL -- sponsored by Honda." The thicket of corporate billboards dotting the airwaves can get a little mind-numbing.
October 6, 2009 |
KTLA-TV Channel 5 weekend anchor Jason Martinez has resigned from the station, executives said Monday. No official explanation was given for the departure of Martinez, who resigned "abruptly" last Tuesday, said News Director Jason Ball. Martinez was assigned to the weekend spot in August after anchoring the station's weekday 10 p.m. newscast. He had joined the station in January as a reporter. A replacement for Martinez has not been named. -- Greg Braxton
April 1, 2009 |
KTLA-TV Channel 5 is expanding its news operation and is adding more than eight hours of news programming each week, station officials announced Tuesday. The increase, which primarily affects early morning and midday newscasts, is part of a larger strategy begun this year to broaden the station's local news coverage. KTLA, which like the Los Angeles Times is owned by Tribune Co., began a 6:30 p.m. weekday newscast in January.
June 4, 2008 |
John Moczulski has been named vice president of programming and marketing at KTLA-TV Channel 5 in Los Angeles. Moczulski joined the Tribune Co.-owned station from TV10s, a firm specializing in the sale of promotional advertising and closed-caption sponsorships, where he had been president. Tribune also owns the Los Angeles Times.
February 26, 2004
As a prelude to the 10 primaries and caucuses Tuesday, the Democratic presidential candidates will participate in a debate today sponsored by the Los Angeles Times and CNN. The forum will be broadcast live on CNN, KTLA-TV Channel 5 and KCAL-TV Channel 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.