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  1. The KCAL set is coming to Chicago!
  2. It is probably written into their contract. Since CBS News and WCBS occupy the same building, it's not that hard to make the connection happen. They are paid a salary which has certain stiuplations into the salary/contract. Any additional hours the WCBS crew is working at the network has been vetted by HR/legal and the talent's agent.
  3. Wishing Mark a speedy recovery. The month of May has not been kind to the KTLA team.
  4. A friend of mine texted me. I didn't believe it. Sam was just on yesterday! RIP Sam, I watched you since day one. Life is too short. Tell your friends and family you love them. Take the vacation. Take the risk. Tomorrow is not promised.
  5. Do it right, or don't do it at all.
  6. Unfortuntately, this is a full circle moment for Susan. She has covered stolen vehicle pursuits and became a victim. Looks like her car will be ok. It sounds like she wasn't on duty, but was attending an event. I think this might be more common as reporters and photogs don't always ride together...not always common practice in LA.
  7. You answered your own question. There is absolutely no way they can compete with KTLA...at least in mornings/midday.
  8. Interesting. That was a staple of the Action News brand.
  9. Did they get rid of the "Action Cam" bug? Didn't see it in the first live shot of the noon.
  10. KNXT (now KCBS) 11pm newscast- June 1981. A few things to note... Not a single live shot. Not that it's a bad thing, just shows the evolution of TV news Weathercaster is off, anchor man reads the weather headlines and temps very briefly at the end of the show Jim Hill, a giant in LA TV news/sports is still going at it to this day. Jess Marlow was another giant. He would leave KNXT to go back to KNBC a few years later Marcia Brandwynne left for KTTV a few years later. She later became the AND at KTLA and was also the EP of the KTLA Morning News for a time as well. Orange County reporter Dave Lopez featured in the clip recently retired, but still active on social media.
  11. Poppy and Phil will be fine. I believe Poppy was going back to school for an advanced degree before she took the morning anchor gig. This may allow her time to re-allocate her focus elsewhere. Phil was serviceable as an anchor and only filled that position for a short time. He will be back in the correspondent ranks soon enough.
  12. To the latter question- FOX TV stations management have issued a directive to expand news at the O&O stations. I have included a link for Good Nite LA below. Not being negative, just realistic...I wonder how long GNLA will last before it transitions into FOX 11 News at 11. Does anyone remember the ill fated Studio11LA with Laura Diaz and Christine Devine? That is now FOX 11 News at 5pm.
  13. Curious what stations KTLA streams on as I live in the market. AFAIK, they only stream thru the iHeart radio app.
  14. Here's the quick video announcement.... https://www.foxla.com/video/1401951
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