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KABC Announces Anchors for KDOC 8:00 PM Newscast

kabc_kdoc_newKABC has announced the anchors for its 8:00 p.m. newscast airing on KDOC.

A KDOC spokesperson told TVSpy, David Ono and Coleen Sullivan have been named as main anchors with weather and sports slots still to be filled.

Ono anchors the KABC 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. news. KABC news director Cheryl Fair to us Sullivan is a “relatively new hire” at KABC.

In a statement, KDOC president and general manager John Manzi said, “One of our goals at LA56 has always been to air a primetime newscast; and, now, we have a partnership with the number one news station in the LA market.  We could not be more excited to work with ABC7.”

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KABC to Add 8:00 p.m. News on Local Independent Station

kabc_kdocLos Angeles ABC owned station KABC announced it will begin airing a live one hour 8:00 p.m. newscast seven days a week on Anaheim, CA, independent station KDOC starting in January.

“As the news leader in Southern California, ABC7 Eyewitness News is glad to have an additional opportunity to provide viewers the news and weather information they need,” KABC president and general manager Arnold J. Kleiner said in a statement.

KABC also announced KDOC will also begin re-airing the KABC 11:00 p.m. news at midnight.

“One of our goals at LA56 has always been to air a primetime newscast; and, now, we have a partnership with the number one news station in the LA market,” said KDOC president and general manager John Manzi. We could not be more excited to work with ABC7,”

Host of KDOC’s Chaotic New Year’s Special: ‘It was totally supposed to be like that’

We’re now hearing from the host of that chaotic New Year’s Eve special last week on an independent TV station in LA. Actor/comedian Jamie Kennedy talks with the New York Times about the special on KDOC, which was once part-owned by Pat Boone and once included shows hosted by televangelists.

Last Monday, KDOC viewers were treated to poorly produced TV at its best, including profanities, innuendos and a fight. By nearly all accounts, the special went horribly awry. But Kennedy says it was supposed to be that way. (Watch the highlights above, if YouTube hasn’t already yanked this version too).

Kennedy tells the New York TimesDave Itzkoff the special “was totally supposed to be like that.”

Q: So, did the special turn out the way you wanted?

A: We wanted to make almost an anti-New Year’s Eve show, and the recipe calls for unexpected. We had an open bar for our guests, we were unrehearsed. It was not glamorous. We shot at the apex of craziness on Hollywood Boulevard on New Year’s Eve, in front of one of the most highly visible places, the Chinese Theater, and it was more like a block party type of feel.

Q: The online reaction to the special has been very polarized and in many cases extremely negative. Does that bother you?

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