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What Are Local Stations Covering? - Posted 3 days, 13 hours ago
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]

LA Station Catches Hidden Cash Millionaire Stashing Dough - Posted May 29, 2014
The phenomenon that started in San Francisco known as ... [TVSpy]

Melanie Woodrow Set to Join KTVU - Posted April 1, 2014
Melanie Woodrow is leaving KCBS, the CBS-owned station in Los Angeles, for KTVU, the Fox affiliate in San Francisco. She announced the news on her Facebook page. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js =... [TVSpy]

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]

Sibila Vargas Joins WNBC From KCBS - Posted August 29, 2013
Sibila Vargas is joining WNBC, the NBC owned station in New York, as co-anchor of the noon and 6 p.m. newscasts. Vargas will anchor the noon alongside ... [TVSpy]

Citing Weekend Numbers in NY, LA and Dallas, CBS Says Blackout Won't Affect Ratings - Posted August 5, 2013
With the CBS-Time Warner Cable dispute still underway, CBS is touting weekend ratings at its O&Os ... [TVSpy]

Meteorologist Pamela Wright Joins WYFF - Posted August 2, 2013
Pamela Wright is joining WYFF, Hearst Television's NBC affiliate in Greenville, S.C., as the weekend morning meteorologist. "Pamela rounds out a weather team that is second to none in ... [TVSpy]

Rob Schmitt Joins WNBC as Noon Anchor - Posted June 27, 2013
Rob Schmitt is joining WNBC, the NBC owned station in New York City, as noon anchor and a general assignment reporter. Schmitt moves to New York after two years in Los Angeles, where he was the wee... [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]

LA Helicopter Reporter Comes Out as Transgender - Posted June 13, 2013
Bob Tur, a Los Angeles helicopter reporter who covered the LA race riots and the O.J. Simpson chase, has come out as transgender. Tur is the creator of Los Angeles News Service, which was the first news service to use a helicopter in a major city f... [TVSpy]

Local Personalities to Guest Host 'The Talk' - Posted May 30, 2013
Personalities from local CBS stations will fill in as guest-hosts on "The Talk," CBS' daytime talk show, next week. Angela Hill of WWL in New Orleans will fill in Monday. ... [TVSpy]

KCBS Anchors Appear on 'The Price is Right' - Posted May 20, 2013
Paul Magers and Pat Harvey, anchors for Los Angeles CBS owned station KCBS, acted as hosts for CBS game show "The Price is Right" Friday during the show's showcase ... [TVSpy]

David Reese Named News Director at KMIR - Posted April 26, 2013
David Reese has been named news director at KMIR-KPSE, Journal Broadcast's NBC and MyNetworkTV affiliates in Palm Springs, Calif. Reese joins KMIR after 15 years at ... [TVSpy]

Carter Evans Named CBS News Correspondent - Posted February 27, 2013
Carter Evans has been named a Los Angeles-based correspondent at CBS News, TVNewser reports. Evans has been work... [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]

KCBS, KPIX Comply With Request to Stop Tweeting Dorner Updates - Posted February 13, 2013
The San Bernadino County Sheriff's Office asked the press to stop tweeting updates on the manhunt for Christopher Dorner Tuesday evening, saying the updates were "hindering officer safety." Two CBS-owned stations -- KCBS in Los Angeles and ... [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]

VIDEO: CBS' Carter Evans Caught in the Crossfire of Christopher Dorner Shootout - Posted February 12, 2013
CBS News correspondent Carter Evans found himself in the middle of a shootout between San Bernardino Country, CA authorities and murder suspect Christopher Dorner, who has led police on a widely-publicized manhunt over the past four days, Tuesday afternoon (video above). ... [TVSpy]

Prank Caller Pulls Fast One on CBS/KCAL 9 - Posted February 12, 2013
Well, it was bound to happen. One of Howard Stern's loyal listeners pulled a fast one on CBS/KCAL 9 during the middle of their coverage on the Christopher Dorner standoff. Ronnie the Limo Driver: 1, CBS/KCAL: 0.... [FishbowlLA]

Prank Caller Pulls Fast One on CBS/KCAL 9 - Posted February 12, 2013
Well, it was bound to happen. One of Howard Stern's loyal listeners pulled a fast one on CBS/KCAL 9 during the middle of their coverage on the Christopher Dorner standoff. Ronnie the Limo Driver: 1, CBS/KCAL: 0.... [GalleyCat]

Anchors from CBS O&Os to Guest Host 'The Talk' - Posted October 12, 2012
Anchors from CBS O&Os across the country will fill in as guest-hosts on "The Talk," CBS' daytime talk show, next week. Anchors from stations in New York, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Boston and Los Angeles will join the show's co-hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, ... [TVSpy]

KCBS Veteran Steve Crawford Dies of Cancer - Posted October 8, 2012
Steve Crawford, assignment editor at KCBS in Los Angeles, died of cancer last night in his home in Los Feliz, ... [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]

Kristine Leahy Joins KCBS-KCAL - Posted September 20, 2012
Kristine Leahy (pictured left) has joined KCBS-KCAL in Los Angeles as a sports anchor and reporter. "Kristine joins us from the FOX-owned station in Boston where she has been a sports anchor/reporter covering all the professional teams in Beantown," news director Scott Diener told staffers in a station memo. "KCAL9 and... [SocialTimes.com]

Kristine Leahy Joins KCBS-KCAL - Posted September 20, 2012
Kristine Leahy (pictured left) has joined KCBS-KCAL in Los Angeles as a sports anchor and reporter. "Kristine joins us from the FOX-owned station in Boston where she has been a sports anchor/reporter covering all the professional teams in Bea... [TVSpy]

KTLA's Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing - Posted August 27, 2012
KTLA pilot Tim Lynn and cameraman Jeff Laabs had quite the Monday afternoon as their helicopter made an emergency landing in Hollywood when smoke filled the cabin. The pilot of KCBS' SKY2 first noticed the smoke and quickly notified his fellow helicopter colleague of the problem. Thanks to some quick thinking by Lynn,... [GalleyCat]

KTLA's Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing - Posted August 27, 2012
KTLA pilot Tim Lynn and cameraman Jeff Laabs had quite the Monday afternoon as their helicopter made an emergency landing in Hollywood when smoke filled the cabin. The pilot of KCBS' SKY2 first noticed the smoke and quickly notified his fellow helicopter colleague of the problem. Thanks to some quick thinking by Lynn,... [FishbowlLA]

LA Official Resigns Following KCBS Investigation - Posted July 16, 2012
Randi Levin, a top manager for Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, abruptly resigned on Friday after a KCBS investigation revealed ... [TVSpy]

Bob Jordan Named KIRO News Director - Posted July 11, 2012
Bob Jordan has been named news director at KIRO, the CBS-affiliate in Seattle. He will begin his new role in August. Jordan comes from WFTV in Orla... [TVSpy]

KCBS Erroneously Reports 'Big Lebowski' Sequel - Posted June 29, 2012
Los Angeles CBS O&O KCBS posted some exciting news on its website Thursday for fans of White Russians and the Coen brothers: a sequel to the 1998 cult hit "The Big Lebowski" was set to begin filming in October. KCBS excitedly reported the return of "The Dude,... [TVSpy]

Power Outage Knocks KCAL Off the Air During Newscast - Posted June 24, 2012
A power outage in Studio City knocked KCBS and KCAL off the air Friday night, right in the middle of KCAL's 8 p.m. newscast. The KCBS-KCAL broadcast center lost power around 7:55 p.m. Friday. A backup generator kicked in and KCAL was able to start its newscast on time, but then... [TVSpy]

Anchors, Meteorologists From CBS O&Os to Guest Host 'The Talk' Next Week - Posted June 20, 2012
Local news personalities from five CBS O&Os are guest-hosting "The Talk" for one day each next week, filling in for Julie Chen, who is on vacation. The five guest hosts are: ... [TVSpy]

Jim Lampley on Time at KCBS: 'It Helped Me Grow' - Posted June 8, 2012
Jim Lampley, who took a detour from sports reporting to anchor at KCBS in the late 80s and early 90s, doesn't regret his time covering the news in Los Angeles. "I have no regrets abou... [TVSpy]

Jim Lampley on His Time at KCBS, Olympic Coverage - Posted June 7, 2012
I recently had the chance to interview HBO Sports announcer and former KCBS anchor Jim Lampley about his ... [GalleyCat]

Jim Lampley on His Time at KCBS, Olympic Coverage - Posted June 7, 2012
I recently had the chance to interview HBO Sports announcer and former KCBS anchor Jim Lampley about his ... [FishbowlLA]

Longtime KTTV News Director Jose Rios Retires - Posted June 1, 2012
A year after being appointed to a corporate job with the Fox station group, longtime KTTV news director ... [TVSpy]

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]

KCBS-KCAL Reporter Heading to Charlotte - Posted March 9, 2012
KCBS-KCAL reporter Kirk Hawkins is leaving Los Angeles for an anchoring job at WCCB, the Fox-affiliate in Charlotte. Hawk... [TVSpy]

LA Carjacking Suspect Fatally Shot Live on KCAL - Posted February 24, 2012
A high-speed chase being aired on KCAL last night took a tragic turn when the Los Angeles police shot and killed the driver, an armed carjacking suspect, on live television. KCAL is an independent station in Los Angeles that is operated as a duo... [TVSpy]

KCBS-KCAL Debuts Weekend Morning Newscasts - Posted January 23, 2012
KCBS-KCAL has expanded its local news programming, adding morning newscasts on Saturdays and Sundays. Anchored by Kaj Goldberg and... [TVSpy]

In KCBS Interview, L.A. Mayor Shares Secret of Abusive Childhood - Posted January 12, 2012
In an interview that aired on KCBS this week, Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke with reporter ... [TVSpy]

Rita Garcia Joins Houston's KRIV As Anchor-Reporter - Posted December 12, 2011
Rita Garcia is joining Fox owned-and-operated KRIV in Houston as a reporter and weekend anchor. Garcia, a Texas native, joins KRIV from ... [TVSpy]

Video: KCBS's Serene Branson Does Her Best to Ignore Crazy Guy at Occupy LA - Posted December 1, 2011
KCBS-KCAL reporter Serene Branson remained poised as a flamboyantly dressed man heckled her as she prepared to do a live shot during this week's raid of Occupy LA. [Via ... [TVSpy]

KCBS Obtains Cell Phone Video of Black Friday Pepper Spray Attack - Posted November 25, 2011
Authorities in Los Angeles are searching this morning for a woman who pepper spraye... [SocialTimes.com]

Sunday's Chargers-Dolphins Game Blacked Out - Posted September 29, 2011
Sunday's home game between the San Diego Chargers and Miami Dolphins will be blacked out locally because of 6,500 unsold tickets, according to ESPNLosA... [FishbowlLA]

Veteran Reporter Craig Fiegener Joins KNBC in LA - Posted September 21, 2011
Craig Fiegener, who has been a California-based reporter since 1996, will join NBC owned-and-operated KNBC in Los Angeles as a general assignment reporter next week. Fiegner... [TVSpy]

KCBS Anchor Pat Harvey Shows Off Dancing Skills - Posted August 10, 2011
"Pat Har... [TVSpy]

KABC Reporter Shot While Doing Live Report - Posted July 31, 2011
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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]

KCBS-KCAL Reporter Greg Mills Offers Advice for Daughter Heather, Now with KOB - Posted March 15, 2011
In accepting a job with Albuquerque's KOB, reporter-anchor Heather Mills was essentially following in her father's footsteps. Mills's father is veteran ... [TVSpy]

Serene Branson Appears on 'Early Show,' Talking Oscars Coverage - Posted February 28, 2011
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Serene Branson: 'I Was Terrified' - Posted February 18, 2011
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Serene Branson Returns to TV, Sitting Down with KCBS's Pat Harvey - Posted February 18, 2011
Serene Branson returned to TV on Thursday night, appearing on KCBS's 11 p.m. newscast in a special interview with anchor ... [TVSpy]

NBC's 'Today' Criticizes Medical Treatment of KCBS Reporter Serene Branson - Posted February 15, 2011
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KCAL Says Reporter Serene Branson Visited a Doctor on Monday - Posted February 15, 2011
KCBS's sister station ... [TVSpy]

KTLA-TV Gets A New Sales Team - Posted November 4, 2008
We got the following press release in our inbox today: LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4, 2008 -- KTLA-TV, a Tribune Company television station, today unveiled a new leadership team for its national and local sales operation, announcing the hiring of three talented sales executives with extensive experience in the Los Angeles market. ... [FishbowlLA]

This Horrible Tragedy Has Been Brought To You By ... - Posted October 24, 2008
Our Friends on Franklin Ave. noticed a new low for local news coverage: Smack in the middle of reporting yesterday's 405 closure, KCBS weather girl ... [FishbowlLA]

LA Herald Examiner's Almost-20th Reunion Party - Posted March 12, 2008
With L.A. media seemingly on its death bed, why not revisit an old ghost? The Journalist from around the globe are expected to attend a party Thursday night recalling the venerable L.A. Herald Examiner, which shuttered not-quite 20 years ago. WHAT: A photo-op be... [FishbowlLA]

Stuff We've Been Too Sick To Blog 3: ERS "Investigates" Breasts - Posted December 17, 2007
Our friends at ERS have their panties in a twist (well, someone's panties, anyway) over the fact that we've ignored their great investigation (now in its second week) into the local broadcast "Babe Wars." Someone at the site is paying extra-special-close attention to the pulchritude of TV personalities at ... [FishbowlLA]

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