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Posts Tagged ‘Laura Diaz’

FIRST LOOK: KTTV FOX 11 New Set

Tomorrow night at 5 p.m., the stars of FOX 11 news will not be Jeff Michael, Laura Diaz, sports anchor Liz Habib and meteorologist Pablo Pereira. Rather, for that hour, the group will be temporarily overshadowed by the on-air prowess of Jeff Hall and Grant Van Zevern.

After months of anticipation and various on-air teases, LA’s FOX affiliate is finally debuting its redesigned news set, created by the leading firm Jeff Hall Design Inc. The primary designer was Hall together with associate designer van Zevern.

The good folks at FOX have kindly provided FishbowlLA with some exclusive preview shots. Take a look – mighty spiffy, don’t you think?

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Cal Poly Stages Another Successful ‘Com Day’

A whole lot of media shaking took place Thursday on the campus of Cal Poly Pomona.

During the school’s annual “Com Day,” students got to listen to blogger-turned-author Julie Powell (Julie and Julia), Pulitzer Prize winning LA Times photographer Barbara Davison, Los Angeles Angels vp of communications Tim Mead and personal manager Danny Sussman. Then it was time for the school to honor a well-known local news personality.

Laura Diaz, until recently a fixture at CBS LA, was the guest of honor at the Hilda L. Solis Scholarship dinner and reception. She was there to accept the 2012 Nopal Award.

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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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