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Andrew Bynum Forgets He’s on Live TV, Curses

Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum had the best game of his career on the glass Wednesday night, grabbing a career high 30 rebounds in a 98-84 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.

But during his postgame interview with KCAL 9, Bynum clearly forgot he was on live TV and said he “shot like shit.”

Oops.

Funnier than Bynum’s potty mouth is KCAL’s delayed censor, which missed the profanity completely.

[H/T Larry Brown Sports]

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LA Gay and Lesbian Center Upset Over Mugshots

The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center are outraged over CBS2/KCAL9′s decision to post and broadcast names and mug shots of the 18 men that were arrested during an undercover sex sting operation in Manhattan Beach.

“It’s shocking that any news operation, but especially an affiliate of a major network like CBS, would choose to publish the mug shots, names and birthdates of people charged with victimless crimes, simply because the charges are salacious or related to gay sex,” chief of staff Darrel Cummings said in the statement. “Publishing their photos serves no purpose other than to humiliate and destroy their lives. We call on KCBS/KCAL to immediately remove the images and names from their website.”

In addition to CBS2/KCAL9, the Daily News, ABC7, and LA Weekly also decided to run the mugshots.

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Male Weatherman Sues CBS for Gender Discrimination

Meteorologist Kyle Hunter has over two decades of weather broadcasting experience in Southern California, but when job openings popped up at local stations KCBS and KCAL, he couldn’t land an interview. Instead, those jobs went to younger, hotter, and decidedly more female weathercasters.

Hunter is now suing CBS for age and gender discrimination.

According to the lawsuit, Hunter, “contacted a manager at KCAL to ask why he had not been considered for that position. In response, a member of KCAL management said that the stations aired a lot of sports broadcasts and catered to its many male viewers, and he said ‘You wouldn’t be the type men would want to look at.’”

The weatherbabes hired by the CBS affiliate stations are Jackie Johnson at KCBS and Evelyn Taft at KCAL. Both are easy on the eyes, and according to Hunter, less qualified than himself.

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Laura Diaz Out at KCBS, Rick Garcia Promoted

KCBS-TV suffered a huge loss Friday when veteran Los Angeles anchor Laura Diaz announced she was leaving the station after nine years to produce her own projects.

Diaz has been a mainstay in Los Angeles since 1983, landing her first break as a reporter for KABC-TV. The Southern California native made history in 1997 when she was named the lead anchor of KABC-TV’s 5 and 11 p.m. newscasts — making her the first female Hispanic weekday news anchor for an English TV station in Los Angeles.

Diaz’s last broadcast is an Eye on the Community special this Sunday at 6:30 p.m. on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

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Stuff We’ve Been Too Sick To Blog 3: ERS “Investigates” Breasts

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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 KCBS/KCAL (Sharon Tay) and KNBC (Elita Loresa — who used to write obits, of all things, for the Orange County Register).

We don’t know what all the fuss is about, but then, we have uteruses. And a nasty cold. So, we’ll let you check it out for your horny lil’ selves.

*(Oh, did we use the wrong picture? So sorry.)