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Julie Chang Back on KTTV

Julie Chang is back on KTTV after recovering from brain surgery in November.

Chang showed the scan of her brain which revealed the tumor on air. Anchor Steve Edwards described it as the being the size of a clementine.

Chang told Edwards and co-anchors Lisa Breckenridge and Maria Quiban, “To put it simply California saved my life.” Chang said she took up surfing when she moved from New York to California. She said she banged her face on her surfboard, got a CT scan to make sure she hadn’t broken anything and discovered she had a brain tumor.

On set, Chang talked about the surgery and the symptoms she experienced before the tumor was found. She said her eyesight has been the only casualty of the tumor saying, “I’m 100 percent back with the exception of my vision.”

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On the Move, 9/16/13

Ross Shimabuku joins Al Jazeera America in New York City as a sports anchor. Previously, Shimabuku worked at KSWB in San Diego.

Maria Quiban becomes the meteorologist for the Fox Sports 1 College Football Saturday pregame show. She will continue in her role as weekday morning meteorologist at KTTV, the Fox owned station in Los Angeles.

Jonathan Martin joins Al Jazeera America as a Nashville-based correspondent. He previously worked as a reporter and anchor at WSMV in Nashville.

Chris Murphy joins WTXF in Philadelphia as anchor of “Good Day Philadelphia.” He comes from KGTV in San Diego.

Roop Raj, formerly the weekend morning anchor at WJBK in Detroit, has been promoted to anchor of the weekday 4:30 a.m. newscast. Read more

Maria Sansone Named Morning Co-Anchor at KTTV

Maria Sansone has been named co-anchor of “Good Day LA,” the morning newscast on Los Angeles Fox O&O KTTV.

Sansone moves to Los Angeles from New York City, where she was most recently a field reporter for NBC O&O WNBC. She has previously worked as a correspondent for TV Guide Network and as a VJ for MTV.

“Maria has interviewed everyone from pop culture icons and sports legends, to everyday people with compelling stories,” KTTV VP-GM Kevin Hale said in a statement. “Her contagious energy and signature style will be vital to the next generation of ‘Good Day LA.’”

Sansone appeared on the program during an on-air audition over the summer. She officially begins October 1 alongside anchor Steve Edwards, meteorologist Rick Dickert, weather anchor Maria Quiban and contributor Jillian Reynolds on “Good Day LA.” She replaces Dorothy Lucey, who left the station in May after her contract was not renewed.

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