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March 17, 2014 |
The magnitude 4.4 earthquake that struck near Westwood is the most significant shake in Southern California since a 5.5 earthquake hit Chino Hills in 2008, a U.S. Geological Survey seismologist told reporters at a news conference Monday morning. Robert Graves said there have been at least six aftershocks since the 6:25 a.m. earthquake. The largest so far has been a magnitude 2.7 earthquake that struck five miles northwest of Westwood. Graves said there is always the small possibility that the 4.4 earthquake was only a prelude to an equal or stronger shake.
May 24, 2013 |
Canadian-born "KTLA Morning News" anchor Michaela Pereira never expected to wind up as a news anchor in Los Angeles, especially for nine years. And she really never imagined that she would be working as a news anchor in the Big Apple. But one came true, and the other is on the horizon. Pereira wound up her nine-year stint at KTLA on Thursday in a tearful but cheerful goodbye. Today, she is packing her bags for her new adventure as the news anchor for CNN's new morning show "New Day" premiering June 17. Her new teammates are Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan, who will host the show live from New York City from 6 to 9 a.m. EST (that's 3 to 6 a.m. for us West Coasters)
July 15, 2013 |
“News Night” staffers believed they had uncovered a scandal of Watergate proportions - the kind that “makes careers and ends presidencies.” But instead of winning a Peabody Award for journalism excellence, the military exposé backfired with massive repercussions, potentially ending careers and heaping disgrace on the Atlantis Cable News (ACN) channel. That's the setup as HBO's “The Newsroom” kicks off its second season with Episode 11, “First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers.” VIDEO: Summer 2013 TV preview The crippling crisis started when ACN aired an investigative piece about a U.S. military secret mission, Operation Genoa.
December 22, 1988 |
In his short life, former ABC television anchorman Max Robinson admitted having many problems: alcohol abuse, racial struggles, career disaster and three failed marriages. But he never publicly acknowledged having the disease that would end his life. Yet in his death at 49, Robinson had his family reveal that he had AIDS so that others in the black community would be alerted to the dangers of the disease and the need for treatment and education.
February 24, 1996
In response to Howard Rosenberg's article deriding the coverage of news anchor Lisa McRee's wedding by the news persons themselves on KABC Channel 7 ("This Just In: Our Anchor's Wedding!," Feb. 5): I agree with Mr. Rosenberg that it was poor coverage; all that marvelous buildup, beautiful wedding photos, and then on the Monday after the wedding there is Lisa back at her anchor position. I want to know why she and her husband didn't go on an exotic honeymoon instead of back to work.
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February 17, 1994
In his "Testimony" (Voices, Feb. 14), former Chinese language news anchor Joseph Jinn claims his dismissal from the station was because of an unflattering report he did on a recent reception for Taiwanese Premier Chan Lien. However, any news department, whether ethnic or mainstream, must hold itself up to the same standards--clear and unbiased reporting. Jinn crossed the line with his report where, in his own words, he was "a bit critical, a little sarcastic." It was this violation of professional standards which led to his dismissal.
November 29, 1986
Tritia Toyota and Ross Becker will team to anchor KCBS-TV's new 7-7:30 p.m. daily news broadcast, which will begin a trial run on Monday. Toyota also will continue as a 6 p.m. news anchor with Dan Miller. Bill Stout, Jim Hill, Kevin O'Connell, Steve Kmetko, Tony Hernandez and Craig Wirth also will be contributing to the new 7 p.m. Channel 2 newscast.
January 19, 2010
Anchors back from Haiti All three network news anchors returned from Haiti over the weekend and anchored their evening newscasts from New York on Monday evening, a sign that the intense coverage of the earthquake's wreckage is abating. But even though NBC's Brian Williams, ABC's Diane Sawyer and CBS' Katie Couric have left Port-au-Prince, the broadcast and cable news networks still have large contingents in Haiti reporting on the aftermath. ABC, CBS, Fox News and NBC each have half a dozen correspondents and dozens of other producers in the field, a sizable commitment.
November 21, 2012 |
The news anchors on Bangor, Maine, ABC affiliate WVII dropped a bombshell on viewers and staff at the end of their broadcast Tuesday by resigning on air. Anchors Cindy Michaels (who was also the station's news director) and Tony Consiglio took the last minute of the 6 p.m. broadcast to give a classy goodbye to their viewers. "Some recent developments have come to our attention, though, and departing together is the best alternative we can take," Consiglio said. According to an interview with the Bangor Daily News, Michaels revealed that the surprise resignation was the culmination of steadily mounting tensions between the anchors and the station's upper management.
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May 3, 1998 |
Don Harrison, a CNN Headline News anchor who had been with the channel since its 1982 debut, died Saturday of renal cancer. He was 61. Harrison joined the Cable News Network in Atlanta in 1981. During his tenure at CNN, he won the 1987 Cable Ace Award for best news anchor. A native of Ottawa, Kan., Harrison began his television career at WIBW-TV in Topeka, Kan., after several years in radio. He lost a leg to bone cancer when he was 13 and a kidney to cancer in 1993.