Petersons will primarily contribute to “New Day,” CNN’s morning newscast set to launch on June 17. Her first assignment for CNN will be covering the tornado devastation from Moore this week.
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 segment where contestants guess the value of presented prizes and win if, “the price is right.”
“Put your reporting caps on because we’ve got the scoop on a local candy shop here in Hollywood,” said Harvey as she announced a two night stay in Hollywood plus a year’s supply of candy. “Pack your bags because we’re sending you on a remote assignment at a luxury spa right outside of LA in Cabazon,” said Magers, who set up the trip along with a Mini Cooper convertible.
In the end, a contestant named Leroy was the winning guesser. He chose the prizes offered by Magers and Harvey, beating out the other guy who was guessing the total cost of a trip to Arizona’s Lake Powell Resort along with beach gear and a Bayliner ski boat.
KCBS declined to comment for the story.
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,” “KCOP My13 News at 7PM” and “KCOP My13 News at 11PM.”
“This is my dream job. Getting the opportunity to work alongside such a talented team is truly a great honor and thrill,” Pereira said in a statement. “I look forward to continuing to provide accurate and informative weather forecasts to KTTV/KCOP viewers.”
It is a return to CNN for Elam, who worked as a business news correspondent for the network before joining KNBC in 2011.
“Stephanie is an excellent communicator and tenacious reporter, and we are pleased to have her back as a part of the CNN family,” CNN vice president of newsgathering Terence Burke said in a statement.
Araksya Karapetyan has been named early morning anchor at Los Angeles Fox O&O KTTV, our sister site FishbowlLA scoops. Karapetyan has been filling in as anchor of the 4:30 to 7 a.m. newscast since October.
“Araksya’s smart and in-depth reporting is matched by her exceptional commitment to the community,” news director Kingsley Smith said in a statement. “She has an extraordinary work ethic and has quickly made a name for herself in this area as a reporter who tells compelling stories about everyday people.”
Karapetyan joined KTTV in 2012 as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor. In her new role, she will also anchor the 10 a.m. newscast.
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 Raines, we went straight to the source for answers.
Cheryl Fair, news director for the Los Angeles ABC owned station, told TVSpy Raines has been “off on a long-planned well-deserved special vacation.” Fair added that Raines would be back on the air tonight.
On Raines’ company facebook page, viewers began posting comments like, “Where are you Dallas ?” and “Where have you been? You’re the best dresser on t.v. You’re an impeccable dresser! You’ve got the best personality of any weatherperson. I miss seeing you. Are you o.k.? I hope all is well with you.”
Newsblues reported Raines last checked in on air at 5:09 p.m. on April 12 and last tweeted on April 8, the subscription news site also said it was “unusual” KABC made no mention of his absence, especially since it happened during the beginning part of May sweeps. (The newsblues link leads to paid subscription site)
KTLA news director Jason Ball has announced five new hires, our sister site FishbowlLA reports. Courtney Friel (pictured), Jillian Barberie, Steve Kuzj, Kimberly Cheng and Olsen Ebright are all joining the Los Angeles CW affiliate.
Friel and Barberie both most recently worked at rival KTTV, the Fox O&O in Los Angeles. Friel, an entertainment reporter, signed off in February after her contract was not renewed. Barberie, a co-anchor of “Good Day LA,” left KTTV in September.
FishbowlLA reports that Barberie will host an entertainment news program, “The Hollywood Mix,” which will debut in June. Friel will contribute as an anchor and reporter.
KTLA, the Los Angeles CW affiliate, was evacuated shortly after 6:00 p.m. last night after a caller told police he was going to detonate three devices he had placed in the station’s building.
“It was a hoax call,” LAPD Officer Christopher No told The Los Angeles Times. “The guy called and said, ‘there was a bomb’…. He said it was going to blow.”
KTLA announced the news on twitter saying, “KTLA Lot Evacuated After Bomb Threat.” The KTLA News desk twitter feed updated viewers on the situation eventually tweeting, “
#LAPD has given the all clear. We are back in the newsroom.”
There was no interruption to either the 6:00 p.m. or the 10:00 p.m. news.
KNBC morning anchor Alycia Lane was interviewed by Brian Williams on NBC’s primetime special report Monday night. Lane was in Boston to watch a friend run the marathon and was eating lunch less than a block away from the finish line when the bombs exploded.
“We could feel the ground shake below us, and everything on our table shook,” Lane recalled. “Ten seconds later, a second blast hit and we looked outside and saw a plume of smoke up in the air. We saw the building across from the spectator stands, which was a mirrored tall office building, shaking. And that’s when panic struck everyone in that restaurant.”
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