KFMB general manger Pat Nevin confirmed the news with TVSpy via email, but didn’t respond when we asked why Blauer left.
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A camera crew from San Diego CBS affiliate KFMB was rolling as a Chula Vista, CA, firefighter was handcuffed and thrown in the back of a CHP cruiser because he wouldn’t stop rescuing victims of a freeway crash and move his truck.
The crash happened on I-805 and involved a car that had flipped over a concrete divider. Chula Vista Fire Chief Dave Hanneman told the San Diego Union-Tribune fire crews are trained to use their vehicles to block traffic for safety.
The station said, “According to officials, the officer told firefighters to move three fire engines from the fast lane, and two complied, but one firefighter refused that request and continued giving aid to the crash victims.” Read more
Tuesday, San Diego CBS affiliate KFMB ran a story about a local gardener who was robbed of thousands of dollars he had been saving to buy a car.
A couple who saw the story responded by giving the man the amount he had stolen from him. “We saw that story and it just irked me, especially because he was so victimized,” one of the viewers told KFMB. “He saved all this money for his car, it was such a sad story.”
The couple, who want to remain anonymous, contacted KFMB. The station put them in touch with a woman who owns the building where the man works. They sent her a check for the full $3,000.
According to the station, she’ll cash the check and give the money to the gardener.
“Even if you give your time, your talent or your treasures, if you just took those things that we have and bless others with our time,” said one of the viewers. “It’s a difference maker.”
Oliver began his career as a radio announcer at WLAW in Lawrence, Mass., in 1943, according to U-T San Diego. He moved to a San Diego radio station shortly afterward and took his first job in television in 1954. He joined CBS affiliate KFMB in 1961 and spent 32 years as the station’s principal weathercaster.
Watch KFMB’s tribute to Oliver after the jump. Read more
Despite a studio camera operator’s best effort, the San Diego CBS affiliate KFMB morning news allowed a local shock jock to reveal a bit too much of himself on air.
While talking live with the JACK-FM “Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw” morning show about the “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” airing on CBS, KFMB co-anchors Nichelle Medina and Alicia Summers were given a sneak peek courtesy of the radio station.
“Allow me, Nichelle, Alicia, to present you with a preview,” said Dave Rickards who waited for the gag to begin. The ‘preview’ was fellow DJ Chris Boyer who walked onto the KFMB set wearing only a black bikini. “Wow!” said Summers. “What is happening right now?”
What was happening was Boyer’s bikini did not cover all of Chris Boyer. You can watch the video after the jump. Read more
KFMB news director Dean Elwood tells TVSpy, Bezic starts at the station in a few weeks, on September 24. Her first day on-air is not set.
Bezic previously worked for Accuweather as a bi-lingual meteorologist. She’s also worked in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Topeka, and Chicago.
Coates, the weekend anchor, has left KGPE to join KFMB, the CBS-affiliate in San Diego. Coates, who joined KGPE in 2009, will be a reporter and fill-in anchor at KFMB.
Also gone is McCarron, who has joined KPTV, the Fox-affiliate in Portland. McCarron had been a reporter and producer at KGPE for five years.
The Fresno Bee reports the station is currently searching for replacements. For now, Lemor Abrams will report for KGPE on a freelance basis. Abrams was most recently a freelance reporter at rival KMPH.
Blauer joined KFMB as a weekday general assignment and investigative reporter in 1998. Prior to that, he spent 15 years as the main anchor at KESQ in Palm Springs. Blauer will co-anchor the KFMB weekend newscasts at 5, 6:30 and 11 p.m. with Marcella Lee.
McKee will co-anchor the 10 p.m. newscast with Kathy Mykleby beginning in early April. He will begin reporting for the station on March 26.
The 10 p.m. anchor spot has been open since July, according to the Business Journal. Co-anchor Toya Washington switched to part time to spend more time with her family. She continues to anchor the 5 p.m. newscast and will be paired with Jason Newton beginning later this month.
Rehka Muddaraj is joining Houston CBS-affiliate KHOU in January.
She will co-anchor the weekend newscasts with Vicente Arenas. According to KHOU, Muddaraj will will also report during weekday newscasts.
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