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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

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Using the Infamous Shake Weight, KTLA Morning Team Proves It’s Never Too Early for Sex Jokes

In an apparent effort to rid the world of future Shake Weight jokes by cramming as many as possible into its morning newscast, KTLA ran two segments about the new-ish fitness device last Friday, reveling in the suggestive motion that the motorized barbell makes.

With the 6 o’clock hour’s second segment, the crew’s jokes became more and more bawdy. At one point, weathercaster Mark Kriski asked reporter Allie MacKay, “I’ve got a small, white one, does that make a difference?” Without missing a beat, MacKay shot back, “I don’t think it’s the size of it, it’s actually the technique” (video above).

While Chris Schauble, who recently joined KTLA, enthusiastically used a Shake Weight at the anchor desk, his co-anchor Megan Henderson couldn’t be coaxed into making the device’s up-and-down motion, predicting (correctly) that the segments would quickly land them on YouTube. First segment inside… Read more