CBS has ousted the leaders of its O&O stations in Los Angeles and Chicago after concluding a six-month investigation into misconduct claims at the CBS Television Stations group. Jay Howell is out as general manager of KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV Los Angeles, as is Derek Dalton at WBBM-TV Chicago. The terminations were disclosed in memos Thursday about the conclusion of the investigation sparked by a Los Angeles Times expose on hostile working conditions for women and people of color at a number of CBS O&Os.
CBS Television Stations moves Andrea Parquet-Taylor from Dallas to oversee journalism for its Los Angeles broadcast and digital properties.
TV stations, including those in Los Angeles, have had to adapt quickly to the new normal of programming news while adhering to government mandates designed to stop the spread of the virus. While TV audiences continue to tune in to CNN and MSNBC for the latest national updates, they are also relying on broadcasters closer to home to apprise them of what’s going on specifically in their communities.
With the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City essentially out of commission while it’s cleaned, the network’s flagship affiliate WCBS originated its newscasts from KCBS Los Angeles March 12 and 13.
The long-time TV station exec is moving from CBS-owned KDKA-WPCW in Pittsburgh to succeed the retiring Steve Mauldin as head of the group’s Los Angeles duopoly.
The television executive with a 40-plus year career has served as president and general manager of CBS Television Stations’ properties in Los Angeles since 2009.
CBS-owned KCBS Los Angeles (DMA 2) has hired CBS News correspondent DeMarco Morgan to be co-anchor of the station’s weekday 4:30-7:00 a.m. and 11 a.m. newscasts. Morgan, who has been a correspondent for CBS News, based in New York, since October 2015, will move to Los Angeles and assume his new role with KCBS on […]
KCBS will be CBS Television Stations’ second station to launch an OTT stream, signaling the company’s confidence in the platform as both an essential conduit to new viewers and a potent future revenue stream.
Veteran local broadcast finance executive Christine Keller has been named financial controller at KCBS (CBS) and KCAL (independent), the CBS-owned stations in Los Angeles. She is succeeding Justin Draper, who recently was named VP-GM of CBS Television Stations’ Sacramento, Calif., properties. This appointment represents a homecoming for Keller, who previously was the stations’ director of […]
CBS promotes Assistant News Director Tara Finestone to succeed Bill Dallman at the CBS-indie duopoly in Los Angeles.
KCBS-KCAL News Director Bill Dallman is out after two years with the CBS-owned Los Angeles duopoly. A CBS spokesperson confirmed Dallman’s departure but declined to comment on why, only saying he was not fired.
The CBS O&O will air three preseason games plus a weekly half-hour show featuring Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher and KCBS Sports Director Jim Hill.
Anchor and reporter Jeff Vaughn will join the KCBS-KCAL Los Angeles (DMA 2) news team beginning Nov. 30. Vaughn, who currently is an anchor at WXYZ Detroit, will primarily serve as an anchor on KCAL’s weeknight primetime newscasts. In addition, he will contribute to other KCAL and KCBS newscasts. Vaughn has spent more than 10 years […]
The long-time TV newsman and Fox Sports 1 executive will succeed Scott Diener at CBS’s Los Angeles duopoly beginning next month.
Amber Lee has been promoted to meteorologist on weekend evening newscasts at CBS-owned KCBS and KCAL in Los Angeles (DMA 2), effective immediately. Lee, a Southern California native who has provided weather forecasts during weekend morning newscasts since joining KCBS-KCAL in September 2012, will now appear on the duopoly’s 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 and […]
On Wednesday, the staff of CBS’s Los Angeles duopoly were told that Diener, who has been the VP and news director since January 2010 is leaving “to pursue other opportunities.”
Longtime KCBS (CBS) and KCAL (independent) Los Angeles anchor Kent Shocknek today announced his plans to retire at the end of September. A veteran of more than 36 years in television news, Shocknek has been a fixture in Los Angeles for 31 years and is believed to have anchored more hours of news on local […]
The signing of the two CBS Television Stations outlets marks the ratings service first clients in the No. 2 market.
Los Angeles stations were on-air when a 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck the region. Other than a whole lot of anchors grabbing their desks and saying “Whoa!” there were no reports of injuries or damage.
News anchors Sharon Tay and Rick Garcia and meteorologist Evelyn Taft, who currently appear on CBS-owned independent KCAL Los Angeles’ weeknight 8 and 10 p.m. newscasts, will move to co-owned CBS affiliate KCBS and anchor that station’s weekday 4:30-7 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m. newscasts, beginning Monday, Nov. 18. The announcement was made today by Steve Mauldin, […]
A KCBS/KCAL crew was attacked as riots broke out around the city in protest of the George Zimmerman acquittal, according to various reports. As the Los Angeles Police Department sought to get the situation under control, the news crew was attacked at near the corner of 43rd Street and Crenshaw Boulevard. Further details weren’t immediately available.