Over the weekend, seemingly out of the blue, a tweet was posted from Rubin’s account to Yung Berg (@TheRealYungBerg), a rapper from Chicago. The tweet read: “fake ass n—-.”
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Brandi Hitt is joining ABC NewsOne, the network’s affiliate news service, as a Los Angeles-based correspondent.
Hitt comes from KTLA, the CW-affiliate in Los Angeles, where she was a reporter and anchor. She begins at NewsOne this week and will spend two weeks in the New York bureau before returning to the West Coast permanently.
“Brandi’s energy and experience will be a tremendous asset to NewsOne as we continue to help our stations and clients provide the highest quality news and information to their viewers each and every day,” ABC NewsOne vice president Al Prieto said in a statement.
A spokesperson for Parker confirmed the split with the Los Angeles Times on Monday.
Parker, who has been with KTLA since 2005, began dating Villaraigosa in 2009, two years after the mayor was involved in an extramarital affair with a reporter for KVEA, the Los Angeles Telemundo station (he since divorced his wife).
A former Miss USA, Parker was working as an anchor and general assignment reporter for KTLA, often covering local politics, when she began dating Villaraigosa.
The comments in question were during a segment spotlighting the El Coyote Mexican Cafe in Los Angeles. Reporter Allie Mac Kay, who was live from the restaurant, noted that some of the restaurant’s employees have worked there for more than 30 years:
Mac Kay: It’s a total family atmosphere, right?
Restaurant Manager: Right. That’s what keeps us all together, because it’s such a family, we know each other. We know their sons, their daughters, their parents, we go to their weddings, their baptismals, we share all our good times together…
Schauble (off camera, from the anchor desk): …bond hearings… Read more
The Stanley Cup championship was over. The Los Angeles Kings had won the NHL crown, meaning that local news teams wouldn’t have any more opportunities to screw up their logo or continually get players’ names wrong, right? Nope.
The Kings victory parade through the streets of Los Angeles gave KTLA chopper reporter Mark Kono one last shot at getting things wrong. And he took full advantage, referring to the team as the Lakers (video above). [Via Yahoo! Sports]
Holmes was set to do an entertainment update towards the end of KTLA’s morning news block, but she apparently got distracted by all of the donuts the station had backstage for National Donut Day (video above).
In a segment titled “Why China Is Kicking Out Ass,” O’Brien played a clip of a recent “dance party Friday” at KTLA (video above).
“Those are news broadcasters,” O’Brien said following the clip. “They’re there to tell us what’s happening in the world.” (Somewhere WKRC’s Bob Herzog is smiling, or cringing).
“Mark is an incredibly talented and experienced broadcaster,” KSTW general manager Ron Longinotti said in a statement. “We are very fortunate to have someone with the extensive local, regional and national perspective that Mark brings to the table and we know that KSTW will continue to grow and thrive under his leadership.” Read more
By now, Los Angeles viewers must be used to seeing the KTLA morning team doing crazy things on-air: throwing a fit, making fun of an intern, hanging out with Hooters Girls, dressing up as Cupid. And now “getting an impromptu haircut” can be added to the list.
KTLA invited a couple of Hooters girls to be a part of the station’s morning newscast on Wednesday.
Meteorologist Henry DiCarlo introduced the girls, who are set to compete in a local swimsuit competition, during the 6 o’clock hour, as anchors Megan Henderson and Chris Schauble snacked on wings from the restaurant. Later in the show, the girls stripped down to their swimsuits and joined weathercaster Mark Kriski as he promoted their competition.
This isn’t the first time KTLA has invited scantily clad women onto its morning show. During February sweeps, the station had lingerie models on to accompany DiCarlo for a weather update.