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Iconic KTLA Tower Comes Down in LA

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For more than six decades, the KTLA call letters have loomed proudly over the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Van Ness Street in Los Angeles. On Monday, the tower came down. “When you are driving up or down the 101, you see that tower, you know where you are,” Eric Spillman, a longtime reporter at the LA independent station, told the Los Angeles Times. “To see it taken apart and moved, people are going to feel like something’s missing.”

The tower was forced from its perch to make way for a new 14-story office building, but the tower will be back–set to move back to its original location in Hollywood sometime in 2015.

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Los Angeles Stations Go Live for Endeavour Arrival

As the space shuttle Endeavour made its final flight around Los Angeles Friday afternoon, every major station in the region was carrying live coverage of its arrival.

KNBC anchors Michael Brownlee and Kathy Vara began anchoring coverage just before 9:30amPT. They were joined by Colleen Williams at Griffith Observatory, John Cadiz Klemack in Palmdale, Sean Murphy at the Santa Monica Pier, Ted Chen at Edwards Air Force Base, Toni Guinyard and Chuck Henry at LAX, Patrick Healy at the Nasa Propulsion Center and Antonio Castelan in El Segundo.

KTTV had several anchors participating: Phil Shuman, Carlos Amezcua, Araksya Karapetyan, Lisa Breckenridge and Jeff Michael. Meteorologist Maria Quiban and Pablo Pereira handled the weather reports, and reporters were live across Los Angeles, including Bob DeCastro and Gigi Graciette at LAX, Mar Yvette at a restaurant near LAX and Gina Silva at Griffith Observatory. Hal Eisner and Tshaka Armstrong also contributed. Read more

Local News Vans Vandalized at Occupy LA

The news vans of KTLA, KNBC, and KTTV were recently vandalized near the Occupy LA demonstrations as anti-government protestors scrawled large anarchy symbols on them.

As FishbowlLA reports, KTLA reporter Eric Spillman tweeted Tuesday night:

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LA Stations Scramble to Cover Schwarzenegger Bombshell This Morning

This morning KTLA reporter Eric Spillman was stationed outside of a Brentwood coffee shop that Arnold Schwarzenegger frequents, hoping to run into the former governor as local news outlets scrambled to cover his surprise admission that he fathered a child ten years ago with a member of his household staff (video above).

Across town, KABC‘s Lisa Hernandez reported live from Woodland Hills, where Schwarzenegger recently had a school named after him. “It really comes out of left field for a lot of people we’ve spoken to this morning,” Hernandez said during KABC’s A.M. newscast. Video inside… Read more