CBS Fires Station Chiefs In Los Angeles & Chicago

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.

KCBS Los Angeles Accidentally Broadcasts Internal Zoom Meeting During ‘CBS This Morning’

Meteorologist Danielle Gersh Leaves KCBS

KCBS-KCAL Photojournalist Rodney Hunt Dies From COVID Complications

Parquet-Taylor Named KCBS-KCAL News Director

CBS Television Stations moves Andrea Parquet-Taylor from Dallas to oversee journalism for its Los Angeles broadcast and digital properties.

Longtime KCBS Reporter Dave Lopez Announces Retirement

DMA 2: LOS ANGELES

Virus Upended Local L.A. TV News Overnight

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.

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KCBS Holding Fundraiser For Los Angeles Students

WCBS Turns Local News Over To KCBS

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.

DMA 2: LOS ANGELES

Jay Howell Named KCBS-KCAL President-GM

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.

DMA 2: LOS ANGELES

KCBS-KCAL GM Steve Mauldin To Retire

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.

DMA 2: LOS ANGELES

DeMarco Morgan To Co-Anchor Mornings At KCBS

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 […]

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KCBS Los Angeles To Launch On OTT

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.

DMA 2: LOS ANGELES

Christine Keller New KCBS-KCAL Controller

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 […]

DMA 2: LOS ANGELES

Finestone Named KCBS-KCAL News Director

CBS promotes Assistant News Director Tara Finestone to succeed Bill Dallman at the CBS-indie duopoly in Los Angeles.

DMA 2: LOS ANGELES

KCBS News Director Bill Dallman Is Out

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.

DMA 2: LOS ANGELES

KCBS Reporter, Cameraman Help Save Horses

DMA 2: LOS ANGELES

Radio’s Jo Kwon Moves to KCBS-KCAL

DMA 2: LOS ANGELES

Ex-Weatherman Sues Gloria Allred For Malpractice

DMA 2: LOS ANGELES

KCBS Anchor Paul Magers To Retire

DMA 2

Longtime L.A. Journo Saul Halpert Dies At 93

DMA 2: LOS ANGELES

KCBS Meteorologist Josh Rubenstein Leaving

DMA 2

KCBS Los Angeles Debuts New Set

DMA 2: LOS ANGELES

Garth Kemp Now Fulltime At KCBS-KCAL

DMA 2: LOS ANGELES

KCBS Lands L.A. Rams Preseason Rights

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.

 

DMA 2: LOS ANGELES

Jeff Vaughn Joins KCBS-KCAL News

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 […]

DMA 2 (LOS ANGELES)

Bill Dallman Named KCBS-KCAL News Dir.

The long-time TV newsman and Fox Sports 1 executive will succeed Scott Diener at CBS’s Los Angeles duopoly beginning next month.

DMA 2 (LOS ANGELES)

Amber Lee New KCBS-KCAL Meteorologist

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 […]

DMA 2 (LOS ANGELES)

Scott Diener Out As KCBS-KCAL News Chief

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.”

DMA 2

L.A. Sweeps: KCBS Delivers Weeknight News Win

DMA 2 (LOS ANGELES)

Veteran KCBS Pilot Has Sex Change Surgery

DMA 2

L.A. Sweeps: KCAL, KCBS Score Gains

DMA 2 (LOS ANGELES)

KCBS-KCAL Anchor Kent Shocknek To Retire

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 […]

Former L.A. News Anchor Jess Marlow Dies At 84

DMA 2

Rentrak Enters L.A. With KCBS-KCAL Deal

The signing of the two CBS Television Stations outlets marks the ratings service first clients in the No. 2 market.

DMA 2 (LOS ANGELES)

LA Stations On-Air During Quake

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.

DMA 2 (LOS ANGELES)

KCBS-KCAL Photog Gets Too Close To Colby Fire

DMA 2 (LOS ANGELES)

KCBS-KCAL Make Major Anchor Moves

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, […]

DMA 2 (LOS ANGELES)

KCBS Crew Attacked Amid Verdict Protest

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.

DMA 2 (LOS ANGELES)

KCBS Anchors Appear On ‘The Price is Right’