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Newscasts on Facebook Are Capturing Attention - Posted 4 days, 15 hours ago
With Facebook becoming more and more of a source of news, manager of strategic partnersh... [Lost Remote]

Newscasts on Facebook Are Capturing Attention - Posted 4 days, 15 hours ago
With Facebook becoming more and more of a source of news, manager of strategic partnersh... [AllFacebook]

LA Station Celebrates National Cake Day with Van. Made of Cake. - Posted November 26, 2014
Happy #NationalCakeDay! Check out this cool @ABC7 news van cake from Rockwell's Bakery pic.twitter.com/MNDR0YMOFV -- ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) November 26, 2014 How's this to get you in the mood to strap on the feedbag and sidle... [TVSpy]

KABC GM Announces Retirement - Posted November 20, 2014
Arnold Kleiner, longtime GM of Los Angeles ABC owned station KABC, has announced he's retiring at the end of January 2015. Kleiner has been GM of KABC since February 1996. "I've been so lucky to h... [SocialTimes.com]

KABC Reporter on Maui as Iselle Approaches - Posted August 8, 2014
Ever feel like work follows you wherever you go? KABC reporter Jovana Lara got caught up in the breaking news happening in the Hawaiian Islands while on vacation with her family. Lara did a live hit with an iPad and the Dejero app for the Los Angeles ABC owned station last night... [TVSpy]

Caller Tells KABC Water Main Break Caused by 'A Really Large Dump' - Posted July 30, 2014
Yesterday, Los Angeles ABC owned station KABC started its 4:00 p.m. show with breaking news of a water main break flooding parts of the UCLA campus. About 40 minutes into the report, anchors Ellen Leyva and ... [TVSpy]

What Are Local Stations Covering? - Posted July 8, 2014
Today we look at the number two market in the US where the top stories seemed to be the Donald Sterling trial, immigration issues and the focus on the beating of a woman on a local freeway by a CHP officer. KCBS was the only surprise with its first block focusing on... [TVSpy]

ABC News on Apple TV Goes Local - Posted June 24, 2014
Lost Remote reports on ABC News' Apple TV launch this morning, which in addition to a variety of national and global news content, offers some local news flavor. The new Apple TV product, which launched this morning at 10amET, offers a local news section, which showcases top video-on-demand clips from some of... [TVSpy]

ABC7 L.A. Becomes First Local TV Station to Reach One Million Facebook Likes - Posted May 14, 2014
Last Thursday, KABC-TV (ABC7) - the Los Angeles affiliate of ABC and the #1 rated television station in the Los Angeles area - became the first local TV station to reach one million Facebook likes. The stati... [Lost Remote]

Los Angeles Stations On-Air During Earthquake - Posted March 17, 2014
[gallery columns="4" ids="117392,117393,117394,117395"] Los Angeles stations were on-air when a 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck the region. Other than a whole lot of anchors grabbing their desks and saying "Whoa!" there were no reports of injuries or damage. The anchors at CW affiliate KTLA had the most dramatic reaction to the jolt. Though, having been... [TVSpy]

Jimmy Kimmel Takes Over KABC Sportscast - Posted February 19, 2014
Jimmy Kimmel took over for KABC sports anchor Rob Fukuzaki on ABC owned station's evening newscast Monday night (video above). "Today is National Rob Fukuz... [TVSpy]

Four ABC Owned Stations Pick Up Rachael Ray Show - Posted February 3, 2014
Starting this Fall, CBS Television Distribution's Rachael Ray show will air on seven of eight ABC owned stations. The show will make the switch from CBS owned stations in Los Angeles (... [TVSpy]

Debra O'Connell Promoted to President of ABC National Sales for Owned Stations - Posted January 23, 2014
Debra O'Connell has been promoted to president of ABC National Sales, succeeding John Watkins who ... [TVSpy]

Justin Bieber's Egging Exploits Big News for LA Stations - Posted January 15, 2014
When the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department served a search warrant at Justin Bieber's home in the investigation of the alleged felony egging of his neighbor's house, all the LA stations picked up the story. But one station went above and beyond ... [SocialTimes.com]

Justin Bieber's Egging Exploits Big News for LA Stations - Posted January 15, 2014
When the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department served a search warrant at Justin Bieber's home in the investigation of the alleged felony egging of his neighbor's house, all the LA stations picked up the story. But one station went above and beyond ... [TVSpy]

KABC Announces Anchors for KDOC 8:00 PM Newscast - Posted January 9, 2014
KABC has announced the anchors for its 8:00 p.m. newscast airing on KDOC. A KDOC spokesperson told TVSpy, David Ono and ... [TVSpy]

KABC to Add 8:00 p.m. News on Local Independent Station - Posted November 21, 2013
Los Angeles ABC owned station KABC announced it will begin airing a live one hour 8:00 p.m. newscast seven days a week on Anaheim, CA, independent station KDOC starting in January. "As the news leader in Southern Californ... [SocialTimes.com]

KABC to Add 8:00 p.m. News on Local Independent Station - Posted November 21, 2013
Los Angeles ABC owned station KABC announced it will begin airing a live one hour 8:00 p.m. newscast seven days a week on Anaheim, CA, independent station KDOC starting in January. "As the news leader in Southern Californ... [TVSpy]

LA Stations Cover Shooting at LAX - Posted November 1, 2013
[gallery columns="5" ids="108144,108145,108146,108147,108148"] A gunman opened fire this morning at Los Angeles International Airport, injuring at least three people and prompting a terminal evacuation and a ground stop at LAX. Related, TVNewser: Shots Fired at Los Angeles Airport CBS' duopoly ... [TVSpy]

Disney Reportedly Thinking About Selling Local Stations - Posted October 18, 2013
The New York Post is reporting the Walt Disney Company is looking into selling its eight owned and operated stations. With station groups like Sinclair Broadcasting buying up local stations left and... [TVSpy]

Disney Reportedly Thinking About Selling Local Stations - Posted October 18, 2013
The New York Post is reporting the Walt Disney Company is looking into selling its eight owned and operated stations. With station groups like Sinclair Broadcasting buying up local stations left and... [SocialTimes.com]

KABC Passes 600,000 Facebook Likes - Posted September 23, 2013
KABC has surpassed 600,000 Facebook likes, making it the most-liked Facebook page among all local stations in the U.S., according to the Los Angeles ABC O&O. "The ABC7 Facebook fans continue to see our page as an important destination for news, informati... [TVSpy]

Former Miami, Cleveland Anchor John Hambrick Dies at 73 - Posted September 11, 2013
John Hambrick, a veteran local news anchor, died Tuesday from lung cancer. He was 73. Hambrick was the primary anchor at WTVJ in Miami from 1985 to 1989.... [TVSpy]

Meteorologist Who Sued KCBS in 2012, Sues KABC After Not Getting Hired - Posted August 16, 2013
Kyle Hunter, a meteorologist with more than 20 years experience is suing Los Angeles ABC owned station KABC for unlawful discrimination in hiring after not being inter... [TVSpy]

California Stations Cover High Court Decisions on Gay Marriage - Posted June 26, 2013
The Supreme Court of the United States handed down two decisions on gay marriage this morning, a ruling on the federal Defense of Marriage Act and another on California's Proposition 8. In San Francisco and Los Angeles, local stations had continuing coverage of the rulings. In Los Angeles, ABC O... [TVSpy]

Los Angeles Stations Cover Santa Monica College Shooting - Posted June 7, 2013
Three people were shot Friday near Santa Monica College, and a suspect was subsequently arrested in the school's library. The shooting took place just miles away from where President Obama was attended a fundraiser in Los Angeles. KTTV was the first ... [TVSpy]

Indra Petersons Joins CNN From KABC - Posted May 21, 2013
KABC meteorologist Indra Petersons has joined CNN as a weather anchor and correspondent, ... [TVSpy]

Pablo Pereira Named Evening Meteorologist at KTTV-KCOP - Posted May 20, 2013
Pablo Pereira has been named meteorologist for the evening newscasts at KTTV-KCOP, Fox's duopoly in Los Angeles. In his new role, he will appear on "Studio 11 L.A.," "FOX 11 News at 10 PM," "KCO... [TVSpy]

KABC Meteorologist Found...On Vacation - Posted May 1, 2013
The mystery has been solved! After a few rumors started popping up online and in TVSpy's mailbox about the recent disappearance of KABC meteorologist Dallas ... [SocialTimes.com]

KABC Meteorologist Found...On Vacation - Posted May 1, 2013
The mystery has been solved! After a few rumors started popping up online and in TVSpy's mailbox about the recent disappearance of KABC meteorologist Dallas ... [TVSpy]

NABET-CWA and ABC Reach Tentative Agreement - Posted March 26, 2013
The National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians has announced it has reached a tentative four year labor agreement with ABC, inc. "I am pleased to announce that at the culmination of a marathon bargaining s... [TVSpy]

Sports Anchor Pat Doney Joins KXAS - Posted March 5, 2013
Pat Doney is joining the NBC-owned station in Dallas as weekend sports anchor, according to Dallas media blogger Ed Bark. D... [TVSpy]

Veteran KABC Reporter John North Retiring - Posted February 26, 2013
John North, longtime political reporter for Los Angeles ABC owned station KABC, has announced he is retiring at the end of this week. ... [TVSpy]

Dorner Standoff Leads to Ratings Spike For LA Stations - Posted February 14, 2013
Tuesday's coverage Christopher Dorner standoff and shootout gave stations in Los Angeles a big ratings boost for February sweeps. Local stations at least doubled their usual viewership, ... [TVSpy]

LA Stations Pivot From Dorner Coverage to State of the Union - Posted February 12, 2013
Despite breaking news in their backyard, local stations in Los Angeles pivoted away from coverage of the Christopher Dorner manhunt to broadcast President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday evening. CBS O&O ... [TVSpy]

LA Stations Pool Resources for Carmageddon II - Posted September 27, 2012
Los Angeles is gearing up for another "Carmageddon," a weekend closure of a 10-mile strech of the 405 Freeway. One of the major complaints during the last Carmageddon weekend was the helicopter... [TVSpy]

Los Angeles Stations Go Live for Endeavour Arrival - Posted September 21, 2012
As the space shuttle Endeavour made its final flight around Los Angeles this afternoon, every major station in the region was carrying live coverage of its arrival. KNBC anchors Michael Brownlee and ... [TVSpy]

LA Stations Go Live as Bank Robbers Lead Police on High-Speed Chase - Posted September 12, 2012
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Katie Couric Makes Her Daytime Debut - Posted September 10, 2012
After more than a year of planning and promoting, ... [TVSpy]

KABC Reporting Leads ABC News to Back Away From Tony Scott Report - Posted August 21, 2012
ABC News is backing off a report about the suicide of director Tony Scott after one of its O&Os reported conflicting details about the circumstances surrounding his death... [TVSpy]

Meteorologist Jennifer Robbins Joins KGMB-KHNL - Posted August 20, 2012
Jennifer Robbins begins this week as a meteorologist at KGMB-KHNL in Honolulu. Robbins comes from KABC i... [TVSpy]

Former KABC Reporter Bob Banfield Dies at 82 - Posted June 28, 2012
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TMZ Disputes KABC's Lindsay Lohan Report - Posted June 15, 2012
According to KABC, Lindsay Lohan was rushed to the hospital after she was reportedly found un... [FishbowlLA]

WEMP Hires New VP/News Director - Posted May 2, 2012
While WEMP/FM News 101.9 has enjoyed anything but a steady ride since launching last summer, perhaps this will mark the start of smoother sailing. The Merlin Media All-Newser has hired veteran Los Angeles news director Mark Austin Thomas, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

WEMP Hires New VP/News Director - Posted May 2, 2012
While WEMP/FM News 101.9 has enjoyed anything but a steady ride since launching last summer, perhaps this will mark the start of smoother sailing. The Merlin Media All-Newser has hired veteran Los Angeles news director Mark Austin Thomas, ... [FishbowlNY]

KABC Tops Local Stations in Social Media Followers - Posted April 9, 2012
With 344,145 Facebook fans and 78,056 Twitter followers, Los Angeles' KABC is ... [TVSpy]

KABC Leading the Way in Social Followers - Posted April 9, 2012
With television networks finding new ways to incorporate social media into their broadcasts, it's important to have a solid digital footprint. In the case of KABC, they are leading the country in the number of Facebook likes (344,145) and Twitter ... [FishbowlLA]

Gay and Lesbian Center Criticizes KCBS For Posting Names, Birthdates of Men Arrested in Sex Sting - Posted April 6, 2012
FishbowlLA reports that the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center is outraged over KCBS-KCAL's decision ... [TVSpy]

Obama Talks Energy in Latest Round of Local Press - Posted March 13, 2012
President Obama did another round of local interviews yesterday, sitting down with eight stations from the Orlando, Cincinnati, Denver, Los Angeles, Austin, Des Moines, Las Vegas and Pittsburgh markets. The interviews lasted about five minutes each and focused mostly on gas prices and energy policy. "As long ... [TVSpy]

'Clipper Darrell' Breaks Down in KABC Interview - Posted March 6, 2012
Los Angeles Clippers superfan Darrell Bailey, aka Clipper Darrell, opened up about his fight with the team over his well-known nickname in a recent interview with ... [SocialTimes.com]

Doug McIntyre Teaming Up With Terri-Rae Elmer on New KABC Morning Show - Posted December 10, 2011
Earlier this week, Terri-Rae Elmer signed off from KFI 640 AM after 28 years at the station, leaving many to wonder where she was headed. ... [FishbowlLA]

Local Stations Partner With Traffic App For Access To Real-Time Information On Road Conditions - Posted December 8, 2011
Four local stations announced partnerships today with Waze, a social traffic and navigation app that will give reporters real-time information on road conditions. Waze allows a community of 9 million drivers to report traffic via Smartphones. Traffic reporte... [TVSpy]

Welcoming Lisa Hernandez, KHOU Debuts New Set - Posted October 27, 2011
As KHOU introduced new evening anchor Lisa Hernandez this week, the Belo station also debuted a new set. KHOU has been aggressively promoting the arrival of Hernandez--who ... [TVSpy]

This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: WRNN, KABC, WRC-TV - Posted September 23, 2011
This week, WRNN is looking for a weekend senior producer, and is still on the hunt for a ... [TVSpy]

KHOU Hires Lisa Hernandez Away From KABC - Posted September 8, 2011
After losing Lucy Noland to Los Angeles' KNBC this summer, ... [TVSpy]

KABC Reporter Shot While Doing Live Report - Posted July 31, 2011
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LA Weathercasters Go Head-to-Head in Charity Battle - Posted July 22, 2011
Weathercasters, start your engines! Mark Kriski of KTLA and Dallas Raines of... [TVSpy]

Obama Sits Down with KMBC, KABC and WBNS - Posted July 21, 2011
President Obama sat down with three more local stations yesterday, making this the third week running that Obama has granted interviews on the local level. The White House is in a tense battle over the debt ceiling, which has a looming August 2 deadline, and Obama has used the interviews as... [TVSpy]

LA Stations Break Away from Traditional Reporting for 'Carmageddon' Weekend - Posted July 18, 2011
  For 36 hours this weekend, the 405 freeway was shut down in both directions, leaving the normally-gridlocked Los Angeles in a state of traffic-induced panic deemed "Carmageddon." LA... [TVSpy]

Podcast 50: Waze, ABC-7 LA & CarMageddon-A Discussion with Di-Ann Eisnor of Waze - Posted July 6, 2011
Yesterday I wrote about how Waze, a social crowdsourced traffic information service and mobile app (iPhone, Android, BlackBerry) is teaming with KABC (aka ABC 7) in Los Angeles to try to deal with the traffic nightmare expected next week for what is being called Carmageddon. You can learn more about the... [SocialTimes.com]

KABC TV Teaming with Social Traffic/Navigation Waze to Prepare for "carmageddon" - Posted July 5, 2011
In April I was caught in a massive traffic jam caused by a car jacker who fled the car and was shot by police. It was a literal "parking lot." I was able to to obey local traffic laws by turning off my engine, step out of the car and use... [SocialTimes.com]

KABC Launches Traffic App to Save L.A. From 'Carmageddon' - Posted July 5, 2011
Los Angeles is used to serious traffic congestion, but as the city gears up for "Carmageddon" -- a weekend later this month when the 405 Freeway will be shut down in both directions from Friday night to Monday morning -- KABC has found a way to l... [TVSpy]

KABC Launches Tumblr Page, Have You? - Posted April 13, 2011
While stations have quickly learned to leverage Facebook and Twitter to increase their community footprint and even boost ratings, most have yet to make a serious foray into Tumblr, the social blogging platform that has been rapidly gaining in popularity. Los Angeles's KABC is now ... [SocialTimes.com]

April Winchell: KABC Is "Disloyal, Completely Shortsighted And Unimaginative" - Posted March 23, 2007
Bill O'Reilly gets local comedian April Winchell banned for life from KABC. Winchell, who says, "Banning me from KABC is like banning me from Sizzler," is clearly broken up about it. ... [FishbowlLA]

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