KNBC

KNBC, channel 4, is an NBC owned-and-operated television station in Los Angeles, California, United States. The station is owned by the NBC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of the NBCUniversal division of Comcast, as part of a duopoly with Corona-licensed Telemundo owned-and-operated station KVEA (channel 52). The two stations share studios and offices on Lankershim Boulevard in northern Universal City; KNBC's transmitter is located on Mount Wilson.

In the few areas of the western United States where an NBC station is not receivable over-the-air, KNBC is available on satellite television through DirecTV.

KNBC
KNBC 4 logo
Los Angeles, California
United States
BrandingNBC4 Southern California (general)
NBC4 News (newscasts)
SloganNBC 4 You
ChannelsDigital: 36 (UHF)
Virtual: 4 (PSIP)
SubchannelsSee Below
Translators(see article)
Affiliations
OwnerNBCUniversal
(NBC Telemundo License LLC)
Founded1947[1]
First air dateJanuary 16, 1949
Call letters' meaningK National Broadcasting Company
Sister station(s)KVEA
Former callsigns
  • KNBH (1949–1954)
  • KRCA (1954–1962)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 4 (VHF, 1949–2009)
Former affiliationsDT2:
NBC Weather Plus (2004–2008)
Transmitter power380 kW
Height991 m (3,251 ft)
Facility ID47906
Transmitter coordinates34°13′32″N 118°3′52″W / 34.22556°N 118.06444°WCoordinates: 34°13′32″N 118°3′52″W / 34.22556°N 118.06444°W
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile
CDBS
Websitewww.nbclosangeles.com

History

NBC Studios
NBC Studios in Burbank, California, 1978.

Channel 4 first went on the air as KNBH (standing for "NBC Hollywood") on January 16, 1949.[2][3] It was the penultimate VHF station in Los Angeles to debut, and the last of NBC's five original owned-and-operated stations to sign on. Unlike the other four, KNBH was the only NBC-owned television station that did not benefit from having a sister radio station. Though the NBC Radio Network had long been affiliated with KFI in Los Angeles, that relationship did not extend into television when KFI-TV (channel 9, now KCAL-TV) signed on in August 1948.[4] When KNBH signed on, it marked the debut of NBC programs on the West Coast. Channel 4 originally broadcast from the NBC Radio City Studios on Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood.

The station changed its callsign to KRCA (for NBC's then-parent company, the Radio Corporation of America) on October 18, 1954.[5] The call letters were changed again on November 11, 1962, when NBC moved the KNBC identity from its San Francisco radio station (which became KNBR) and applied it to channel 4 in Los Angeles.[6][7][8] That call letter change coincided with the station's physical relocation from NBC Radio City to the network's color broadcast studio facility in suburban Burbank. NBC Color City, as it was then known, had been in operation since March 1955, and was at least four to five times larger than Radio City, and could easily accommodate KNBC's locally produced studio programming. NBC Radio's West Coast operations eventually followed channel 4 to Burbank not too long after.

The station officially modified its callsign to KNBC-TV in August 1986,[9] shortly after NBC and RCA were purchased by General Electric; the -TV suffix was dropped effective September 6, 1995.[10]

Universal Studios Gate 3 Lankershim 2015-04-19
The Brokaw News Center, new location at the Universal lot, 2015

On October 11, 2007, NBCUniversal announced that it would put its Burbank studios up for sale and construct a new, all-digital facility near the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot in Universal City, in an effort to merge all of NBCUniversal's West Coast operations into one area. As a result, KNBC, KVEA and NBC News' Los Angeles bureau moved to a new digital facility on the Universal lot formerly occupied by Technicolor SA. The studio opened on February 1, 2014.[11] Shortly thereafter, NBCUniversal named the new broadcast center in honor of former KNBC and NBC News anchor/reporter Tom Brokaw, christened the Brokaw News Center.[12]

In fall 2007 with digital broadcast roll out, the station began broadcasting a 24/7 newschannel News Raw on a subchannel.[13] On January 16, 2009, KNBC celebrated its 60th anniversary with an hour-long tribute to the station, featuring past and present anchors, hosts, other popular on-air staff, and major news stories. KNBC and its other NBC owned-and-operated stations introduced a new layout for their websites in July 2009.

Digital television

Digital channels

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[14]
4.1 1080i 16:9 NBC-4LA Main KNBC programming / NBC
4.2 480i COZI-TV Cozi TV

KNBC also maintains a Mobile DTV feed of subchannel 4.1, labelled "KNBC-4.1", broadcasting at 1.83 Mbit/s.[15][16]

On January 1, 2014, Universal Sports transitioned into a cable- and satellite-exclusive service, causing its affiliates (such as KNBC) to replace the network and remove the channel from their digital signals entirely, with KNBC deleting digital subchannel 4.4 (which also carried NBC Weather Plus from its November 15, 2004 launch to November 30, 2008) as result of the loss of Universal Sports.

NBC California Nonstop

NBC CA Nonstop Logo
Logo for NBC California Nonstop.

KNBC operated NBC California Nonstop, a collaboration between KNBC and two other NBC-owned stations in California (KNSD in San Diego and KNTV in San Jose) which launched on May 3, 2011 and replaced programming from NBC Plus on the second digital subchannels of all three stations. In the case of KNBC, it was the second news-oriented digital channel operated by the station, as digital channel 4.2 featured a rolling news format under the name NewsRaw (which moved from digital channel 4.4 upon Weather Plus' December 1, 2008 shutdown), prior to the launch of California Nonstop.[17] Each station produced a local newscast at 7 p.m. that was tailored to their respective market. For the Los Angeles feed of the channel, Colleen Williams anchored the hour-long Nonstop News LA. NBC California Nonstop ended on December 20, 2012 when Cozi TV was launched.

Analog-to-digital conversion

KNBC shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 4, on June 12, 2009, as part of the federally mandated transition from analog to digital television.[18] The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 36,[19] using PSIP to display KNBC's virtual channel as 4 on digital television receivers. Since the station qualified for the nightlight clause in the DTV Delay Act,[20] it was required to keep its analog signal on for two weeks from June 12 to 26, 2009 to inform viewers of the digital television transition, consisting of a loop of digital transition public service announcements, while the digital channel was used for normal programming.

Community affairs

Knbcstudiobldg
Current studio building shared by KNBC and KVEA

KNBC has a legacy of participating in the community. The station supports many social causes including health and wellness, the environment, diversity and supports under-served populations like the homeless, veterans, at-risk youth and women's issues. KNBC has been recognized by many nonprofit organizations for its community work, and has partnerships with several prominent organizations including the L.A. Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, Court Appointed Special Advocates Los Angeles, California Community Foundation, American Red Cross Los Angeles, March of Dimes, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Hispanic Scholarship Foundation and others. The station also produces a news series called “Life Connected” which airs Sundays during the News at 11 p.m. and repeats on Mondays during the News at Noon. Life Connected tells stories of meaningful connections between individuals, and celebrates the diverse communities that make up Southern California. The station launched the “NBC4 Life Connected Award” to further spotlight these individuals at community events.

KNBC previously served as the official broadcaster of the Los Angeles Marathon until 2009, when the Marathon was moved to KTLA.

Programming

Syndicated programming

Syndicated programming seen on KNBC include The Ellen DeGeneres Show. KNBC is the flagship station for Extra, Steve, and Access (and its live counterpart) which is produced by KNBC, both of which also air on KNBC and other NBC owned-and-operated stations.[21] As of September 2016, KNBC is one of six NBC-owned stations that distribute programming either nationally or regionally (along with KNTV, WNBC, WCAU, WVIT and WTVJ).

Sports programming

The station has had a long history of carrying Los Angeles sports teams via NBC Sports. The station aired select Dodgers games from their arrival in Los Angeles in 1958 until 1989 via NBC's Major League Baseball broadcast contract; this included World Series victories in 1963, 1965 and 1988, the team's last to date. Channel 4 was the station of record for the NFL's Raiders during their tenure in Los Angeles from 1982 to 1994, and also aired any Lakers and Clippers games that were part of the NBA on NBC. This included Lakers championships in 2000, 2001 and 2002. Additionally, it served as the home station for the Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena from its first telecast in 1952 until 1988.

Today, KNBC carries any Rams and/or Chargers games chosen for NBC Sunday Night Football, plus the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks via NBC's broadcast contract with the NHL, including Stanley Cup Finals victories in 2007 for the Ducks, and 2012 and 2014 for the Kings. It will also be the home station when Los Angeles hosts the 2028 Summer Olympics and will share the Universal Studios lot with international broadcasters covering the Games.

News operation

As of 2019, KNBC broadcasts 39 hours, 25 minutes of locally produced newscasts each week (with 6 hours, 35 minutes on weekdays, 3 hours on Saturdays and 3½ hours on Sundays). The station's newscasts has historically more of a "serious" tone covering issues (such as politics, government, education and the economy) than other Los Angeles area newscasts.[22] In 2010, the Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California found KNBC to have the least coverage of crime and the second-highest coverage of local government and sports and weather, compared to other Los Angeles stations. As part of a 2012 investment by parent company Comcast, KNBC's newscasts added 18 employees and produced more enterprise reporting.[23] The station runs a special hour-long newscast on Sunday nights during the NFL season where NBC Sunday Night Football telecasts preempt the 6 p.m. newscast. On election nights, KNBC runs a special extended edition of its 11 p.m. newscast to show early election results.

In April 1968 channel 4 revamped its news programs into the KNBC News Service (stylized on the air as KNBC Newservice) which, when combined with the Huntley-Brinkley Report, comprised the first 2.5 hour-long block of early-evening local and national news on a major-market television station in the United States.[24] The KNBC Newservice lasted until early 1975, when the newscasts adopted the NewsCenter 4 title. NBC made similar changes to newscasts in other markets around the same time, and channel 4 shared the NewsCenter branding with its sister stations in New York, Washington, D.C. and Chicago. KNBC's newscasts were the last to drop the NewsCenter moniker, rebranding to News 4 LA in 1982 before becoming Channel 4 News in 1985. While KNBC became known on-air as NBC 4 in 1995, the Channel 4 News branding was so well established in Southern California that the title was retained for 26 years until 2011, when it became NBC 4 News.

For most of the last 30 years, KNBC has waged a spirited battle with KABC-TV for the top-rated local newscast in Southern California, becoming a three-way race with KCBS-TV's ratings resurgence in 2006. Throughout the late 1980s and into the early 2000s, KNBC's newscasts were the most-watched in the region, beating out every other station viewership-wise, which coincided with NBC's overall ratings at the time. Channel 4's 11 p.m. newscast currently sits in first place (adults 25–54) and has been for nine months straight; most of the station's other newscasts, including its once-popular morning news program, Today in L.A., the area's first local morning newscast (which debuted in 1986), now is battling for second place.[25]

For many years, KNBC produced a late afternoon newscast at 4 p.m., which was dropped in 2002, in favor of Dr. Phil (that program moved to KCBS-TV in 2005, and was replaced by The Ellen DeGeneres Show). The station also had an hour-long 11 a.m. newscast, which later was trimmed to a half-hour before ultimately being canceled at the start of the 2010 Winter Olympics. The station revived its midday newscast as a half-hour program at noon in early 2012, which expanded to one hour that September. KNBC became the fifth station in the Los Angeles market to begin broadcasting its local newscasts in high definition on July 14, 2008 (Spanish-language sister station KVEA and former sister KWHY-TV also converted their newscasts to HD at the same time). On December 6, 2011, KNBC entered into a partnership with public radio station KPCC as part of a larger effort by NBCUniversal to partner with non-profit news organizations following its acquisition by Comcast.[26]

In 2006, KNBC launched a local news channel on digital channel 4.4 called News Raw, that provided hourly news updates, additional information on breaking news stories and previewed news stories scheduled to air on the main channel's newscasts.[27] After Universal Sports was launched in 2008, News Raw became a part-time channel, and was later dropped when KNBC expanded Universal Sports programming on the former subchannel to 24 hours a day. Mekahlo Medina, the host of News Raw, has received national attention for his integration of social media into local newscasts.[28]

In summer 2016, changes were brought to KNBC's daytime lineup which led to the restoration of the 4 p.m. newscast, allowing the station to complete with KCBS-TV and its sister independent station KCAL-TV (which moved its newscast from sister station KCBS-TV in 2002) and KABC-TV (which began airing its 4 p.m. newscast into the period in September 1980).[29] On July 24, 2016, KNBC became the tenth (and final) NBC-owned station and the third (and final) owned station in the West Coast to use its "Look N" graphics that is first implemented by the NBC O&Os in the East Coast in summer of that year; also its mic flags were updated, the color scheme was now blue with a white 4 instead of its white with a blue 4 color scheme; prior to this, KNBC along with sister stations KNTV and KNSD revamped their websites on July 1, 2016. In July 2016, KNBC entered into a partnership agreement with Cumulus Media—owned KABC radio to carry the simulcasts of the first half-hour of Today in L.A. morning newscasts and the station's 6:00 p.m. weeknight newscasts; additionally, some of the station's on air talent were occasionally appeared as guests on KABC's programs.

On July 31, 2017, KNBC began its expansion of Today in L.A. morning newscast, an extra half-hour was added to begin its start time to 4:00 a.m.; additionally, became the second station in Los Angeles and Southern California to expand it to the time period, following KTLA who began expanding its morning newscast to their time period in 2012.

On January 2, 2019, it was announcing that the station's hour-long midday newscast will be cutting to an half-hour along with sister stations KNTV and KNSD in favor of the brand new lifestyle show California Live beginning January 7, 2019.

News team

KNBC has had a very stable news team over the years: weeknight anchor Colleen Williams (who also occasionally reports for MSNBC and NBC News), sports anchor Fred Roggin (also has the nickname "The Dean of L.A. Sports" and serves as sports announcer for NBC's Olympics coverage), and chief weathercaster Fritz Coleman (who like Roggin, has also occasionally appeared on The Tonight Show, and once hosted a late night variety show for KNBC called It's Fritz from 1989 to the early 1990s) have each been at the station at least thirty years or more. Former KNBC anchor Paul Moyer worked two stints at channel 4; first from 1972 to 1979 (when he began a 13-year run at rival KABC-TV) and from July 1992 until his April 2009 retirement. Like Moyer, anchor Chuck Henry was also a mainstay at KABC-TV, before making the move to channel 4 in January 1994. Kelly Lange, Stu Nahan, John Schubeck, Tritia Toyota, Jess Marlow, David Sheehan, John Beard and Nick Clooney are other notables who have worked on KNBC's newscasts in the past. Another KNBC alum of note is consumer reporter David Horowitz, whose long-running syndicated series, Fight Back!, began on channel 4 and was produced and distributed by NBC and Group W. In 1987 during an afternoon newscast, a gun-wielding mental patient gained access to NBC Studios, and took Horowitz hostage live on-air. With the gun pressed to his side, Horowitz calmly read the gunman's statements on camera. The unidentified man was caught with a toy gun, and was arrested by local police. It led Horowitz to start a successful campaign to ban "look-alike" toy guns in several states, including California and New York.[30]

Tom Brokaw began his NBC career as an anchor and reporter at KNBC in 1966, staying until he went to over to national work for NBC News in 1973. Other notables who have worked at KNBC early in their careers prior to joining the network include Bryant Gumbel, Ross Porter, Pat Sajak, Kent Shocknek, Bob Abernethy, Keith Morrison and Tom Snyder.

Notable current on-air staff

Anchors

Weather team

Sports team

Reporters

Notable former on-air staff

Rebroadcasters

KNBC is rebroadcast on the following translator stations:

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Alycia Lane

Alycia Lane (born May 10, 1972) is an American television journalist. Until October 2013, she served as weekday morning anchor at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles. From September, 2003 until January, 2008, she was co-anchor of the weekday evening newscasts on KYW-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lane's contract with KYW-TV was terminated shortly after being arrested for allegedly striking a New York police officer and calling her a homophobic slur.

Francis Gary Powers

Francis Gary Powers (August 17, 1929 – August 1, 1977)—often referred to as simply Gary Powers—was an American pilot whose Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) U-2 spy plane was shot down while flying a reconnaissance mission in Soviet Union airspace, causing the 1960 U-2 incident.

He later worked as a helicopter pilot for KNBC and died in a 1977 helicopter crash.

Fred Roggin

Frederick Jay Roggin (born May 6, 1957 in Detroit, Michigan) is the sports anchor at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles, California and afternoon show co-host at KLAC. He was also a sports talk radio host at KMPC in Los Angeles and previously hosted a morning sports show on KLAC with Los Angeles Times sports columnist T.J. Simers and Simers' daughter, Tracy Simers. Roggin served as a host for NBC Sports coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympics.Roggin also has a national profile, doing occasional work for NBC Sports. He with triathletes Julie Moss and Mike Plant had the call for the tape delayed 1990 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Also, he has become a regular during its coverage of the Olympics. At the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, he hosted the daily coverage of curling, and at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, he was the anchor for boxing coverage from the venue, which aired on CNBC and Universal HD. He was also a play by play announcer on several National Football League telecasts before the network stopped coverage after Super Bowl XXXII in January 1998.

Roggin joined KNBC in 1980, coming from KPNX in Phoenix, Arizona, and prior to that, he was the sports anchor on KYEL-TV (now KSWT), a station in Yuma, Arizona-El Centro, California market, between 1977 and 1978. He currently lives in Calabasas, California with his wife Richel, a writer, along with their three children.

Roggin hosts a new sports-themed game show, The Challenge, which airs after NBC's Sunday Night Football telecasts locally on KNBC. For several years in the early 1990s, he hosted Roggin's Heroes, a collection of unusual sports highlights presented as a syndicated 30-minute show. Such clips still air as part of his new Sunday night program on KNBC.

Currently Roggin does a taped sports scores and highlight recap for NBC's early morning newscasts, which airs on NBC's Early Today and MSNBC's First Look, along with a separate segment for Morning Joe. Previously segments aired on CNBC's former early morning show Wake Up Call.

He also co-hosted the interactive TV show GSN Live on GSN weekdays from 3 PM to 6 PM ET with Debra Skelton until he left the show on July 2, 2009 (and on occasion filled in for Alfonso Ribeiro from 12-3 PM ET). The show started on February 25, 2008. Roggin also started another one of his dreams in 2009, by presenting a game show called The Money List, which was recorded in the UK at The London Studios. The show was based on the United Kingdom's version of Who Dares Wins!. From 2009 - 2013, Roggin hosted the NBC show "The Filter with Fred Roggin" which also starred Melissa Rivers, Charlotte Laws, Debra Wilson, Leo Terrell and Amy Alkon. Roggin and the others discussed the news topics of the day.

On April 14, 2013, NBC's "Going Roggin" Debuted at midnight. Airing most Saturdays at 3pm and Sundays at midnight, the 30-minute show offers Roggin's perspective on hot topics in the world of L.A. sports. The crossfire format includes 2 weekly rotated co-contributors on each show. The show also highlights local sports legends as well as interview pro athletes. Most notable contributors include Petros Papadakis (AM 570), Tim Cates (AM 570), Jeff Garcia (The Sports Dude - Power 106), Mark Willard (Fox Sports Radio), J. Woodfin (J from Compton - ESPN), Brian Webber (NBC Sports).

On September 22, 2014, The Fred Roggin Show launched on KFWB in Los Angeles, branded as The Beast 980. The sports radio talk show was heard weekdays from 3pm-6pm on AM 980 in Southern California, as well as KFWB's website (thebeast980.com) and The Beast 980 phone app for Android and iPhone. His show was on the air up until KFWB's sports talk format was discontinued on March 1, 2016.

In August 2016, Roggin became the new co-host of KLAC's noon-to-3 pm show with Leeann Tweeden, replacing Bill Reiter, who exited KLAC to join the CBS Sports Radio network.

Fritz Coleman

Fritz Coleman (born May 27, 1948 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a weathercaster for KNBC-TV in Los Angeles, California.After he grew up in Radnor, Pennsylvania, he attended Salem College in West Virginia and Temple University in Philadelphia where he studied radio, television, and film. Like many popular weather anchors, he serves as a weather reporter rather than a meteorologist as he doesn't have a degree in meteorology. This facet may be contrary to popular belief.

He worked as a comedian and disc jockey for several years and as a radio personality at WBEN and later WKBW in Buffalo, New York. He left Buffalo for Los Angeles in 1980 to work as a stand-up comic. In 1982 he began work as weekend weatherman at KNBC, and has been the weekday weatherman since 1984.

He has written and performed two one-man theater acts, titled The Reception and It's Me! Dad!. He received the 2004 EMA Community Service Award for his involvement with KNBC's 4 Our Planet, a children's program. He appeared in a supporting role in one of Raymond Burr's last Perry Mason television films, The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host, in 1993.

He received a "thanks" credit on the film Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie, an “alternate film” companion to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.From 2009 to 2011, Coleman also did the weekday weather (in addition to KNBC) for San Diego's NBC affiliate, KNSD.

Jess Marlow

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Jim Avila

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John Beard (news anchor)

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John Schubeck

John Schubeck (March 18, 1936 – September 26, 1997) was an American television reporter and anchor, and one of the few to anchor newscasts on all three network owned-and-operated stations in one major market.

Schubeck was born in Detroit, Michigan. He was a graduate of Denby High School in Detroit. While attending the University of Michigan, Schubeck broadcast half-time events at Football games for WUOM, and was the #1 Golfer on the Michigan Golf team. After graduation, he began his broadcasting career at Detroit radio station WJR, working with station legend J.P. McCarthy. He then worked as a reporter at then-NBC-owned WRCV radio and television in Philadelphia, and then at WGN-TV in Chicago before rejoining NBC News in 1966 for his first stint as an anchor at KNBC in Los Angeles, where he helmed that station's late evening newscast until February 1967. Several months later Schubeck moved to ABC News as early evening anchor at WABC-TV in New York City; he also did newscasts for the American Contemporary Radio Network. His run as anchor ended in 1969, and for the remainder of his stay with ABC in New York, he was WABC-TV's theatre critic.

In 1971, ABC moved Schubeck back to Los Angeles, to co-anchor KABC-TV's Eyewitness News broadcasts. In 1974 Schubeck returned to KNBC, this time to replace Tom Snyder on the anchor roster of the KNBC Newservice (reformatted the following year as NewsCenter 4). At KNBC he was part of a news team which also included co-anchors Bob Abernethy, Jess Marlow, Paul Moyer, Tritia Toyota and Kelly Lange; sportscasters Stu Nahan (both worked together at KABC-TV), Bryant Gumbel and Ross Porter; and weatherman (and future Wheel of Fortune host) Pat Sajak. Schubeck was known for acknowledging whichever of NBC's Los Angeles-based staff announcers was on duty when he was anchoring–during his run as anchor at the station, this group included Donald Rickles (not to be confused with the insult comic of the same name), Peggy Taylor, Don Stanley and Victor Bozeman. Along with his local duties, Schubeck also anchored NBC News updates during primetime in the Pacific Time Zone.

After leaving KNBC in 1983, Schubeck joined KNXT (now KCBS-TV) where he remained until 1988. During his time in Los Angeles he earned a Law Degree from Loyola Law School. He was represented in Los Angeles by famous Agent, Ed Hookstratten, in his broadcasting career. Among several of his last broadcast jobs included hosting a radio show on KIEV (870 AM) in 1993 and a brief anchoring stint at KMIR-TV in Palm Springs in 1995.

During his college years at the University of Michigan, he was the #1 player on the golf team and did broadcasts on WUOM as well as the half-time broadcasts of the Wolverines football games. Awarded a Evans Golf Scholarship, he became the top ranked amateur golfer in the United States, eventually participating in many pro am and celebrity golf tournaments. A tournament was named after him in Indian Wells, California, named the John Schubeck Golf Classic.

One time he was asked about the validity of a story by Peter Bart, towards the end of one of the 11 p.m. newscasts Schubeck anchored one night, he had read only ten minutes earlier, that was displayed again on the teleprompter. Faced with either repeating the story or doing an ad lib, Schubeck instead just sat motionless and silent, waiting for the correct story to come up, and remained that way until the newscast ended.

Schubeck was featured in an episode of the short-lived 1973 TV series version of Adam's Rib, and appeared as a newscaster in the 1981 movie Buddy Buddy.

Schubeck was one of the earliest millionaire local television news anchors. He generated around $1 million a year during his stints. However, he battled alcoholism throughout his life. He died from kidney and liver failure at age 61. Friends say that the stress of covering news events, often involving calamity, contributed to his alcoholism, his career setbacks, and untimely death. He died in relative obscurity at Columbia West Hills Medical Center, and his obituary appeared in The New York Times. In a tribute to a fellow journalism colleague, close friend and co-anchor Tritia Toyota, reportedly paid for his memorial services.

K35KD

K35KD is a low-power television station licensed to Fargo, North Dakota. It was previously a translator (rebroadcaster) that broadcast programming from the Trinity Broadcasting Network, via satellite. The station broadcasts on UHF channel 35.

TBN took what was then K35HO silent April 13, 2010, due to declining support, which has been attributed to the digital transition. (The callsign was changed to K35KD on July 20, 2010; there is already a K35HO-D in Ridgecrest, California, which is a translator for KNBC.)

KCBS-TV

KCBS-TV is a CBS owned-and-operated television station located in Los Angeles, California, United States. KCBS-TV is owned by the CBS Television Stations subsidiary of CBS Corporation as part of a duopoly with independent station KCAL-TV (channel 9), generally referred to as their "sister station". The two stations share offices and studio facilities inside CBS Studio Center in the Studio City section of Los Angeles, and KCBS-TV's transmitter is located atop Mount Wilson.

In the few areas of the western United States where a CBS station is not receivable over-the-air, KCBS-TV is available on satellite television through DirecTV.

KNBR

KNBR is a San Francisco, California AM radio station, broadcasting on a clear channel at 680 kHz from transmitting facilities near Belmont, California. KNBR's non-directional 50,000-watt class-A signal can be heard throughout much of the western United States and as far west as the Hawaiian Islands at night. For several decades, KNBR enjoyed a long history as the flagship station of NBC's West Coast radio operations.

A second station also uses the KNBR brand. KTCT (1050 kHz) is licensed to San Mateo, California, with a transmitter located near Hayward, California. It carried a separate sports format known as The Ticket. The Sports Leader is the on-air branding used by both stations. The KNBR re-branding took place in 2003. Both stations' studios are located at 750 Battery Street in San Francisco's Financial District.Between the two stations, games of the San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, and Stanford Cardinal are broadcast to the San Francisco Bay Area. KTCT is available in the HD format on 1050 kHz.

KVEA

KVEA, virtual channel 52 (UHF digital channel 39), is a Telemundo owned-and-operated television station broadcasting in Los Angeles, California, United States. Licensed in Corona, it is Telemundo's West Coast flagship station. KVEA is owned by the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations subsidiary of NBCUniversal as part of a duopoly with NBC owned-and-operated station KNBC (channel 4). The two stations share studios and offices on Lankershim Boulevard in northern Universal City, and KVEA's transmitter is atop Mount Wilson.

Kyung Lah

Kyung I. Lah (Korean: 나경, Korean pronunciation: [na ɡjʌŋ]; born August 27, 1971) is a South Korean-American journalist and correspondent for CNN.

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort or MCAS Beaufort (ICAO: KNBC, FAA LID: NBC) is a United States Marine Corps air base located three miles 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) northwest of the central business district of Beaufort, a city in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. About 4,700 personnel serve at the station, and it is home to six Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet fighter-attack squadrons.

Beaufort is served by the Beaufort County Airport (IATA: BFT, ICAO: KARW, FAA LID: ARW), located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southeast of MCAS Beaufort.

Nischelle Turner

Nischelle Renee Turner is an entertainment correspondent for HLN's Showbiz Tonight and CNN. Previously she was an entertainment correspondent for KNBC in Los Angeles. She was a general assignment reporter for KTTV FOX 11 from 2004 and to October 2, 2008 and worked as a sideline reporter for FOX's Sunday NFL broadcasts, and did segments for a show called Dailies. Prior to KTTV, she worked for WEHT, the ABC affiliate in Evansville, Indiana and for WVUE, the FOX Affiliate in New Orleans. She is a native of Columbia, Missouri. She attended the University of Missouri, and graduated from its Journalism school in 1998. She used to work with either analyst Kurt Warner or Torry Holt and either play-by-play Chris Myers, Sam Rosen (sportscaster), or Chris Rose. She also works with Paul Sunderland on college basketball telecasts.

It was announced that she would replace Rocsi Diaz on Entertainment Tonight in fall 2014.

Paul Moyer

Paul Moyer (born June 13, 1941) is an American journalist. He co-anchored the 5 PM and 11 PM weekday editions of KNBC-TV's Channel 4 News with Colleen Williams. Moyer has worked primarily in the two major television markets—New York and Los Angeles—in addition to briefly working on network newscasts. Moyer was Los Angeles' longest-running news anchor following the death of KTLA anchor Hal Fishman on August 7, 2007. He is married and has four children, Elise, Paul, Dylan and Kyle.

On April 1, 2009, KNBC's Colleen Williams announced, during the evening newscast, that Moyer had decided to retire after 25 years at the station. Moyer's salary was estimated at more than $3 million a year of his time of retirement. In 1980 he was earning $250,000, and by 1993 it was cut to $1 million per annum. In 2011 he sold the family home worth $9.5 million to buy a more modest retirement home in Los Angeles.

Ross Porter (sportscaster)

Ross Porter (born November 29, 1938) is an American sportscaster, known for his 28-year tenure (1977-2004) as a play-by-play announcer for Los Angeles Dodgers baseball.

Porter was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and graduated from Shawnee High School in 1955, then went on to earn a radio journalism degree at the University of Oklahoma. His broadcasting career began at age 14 when he broadcast a few innings in several games involving Shawnee's Class D baseball team, the Hawks, a Los Angeles Dodgers farm club, over KGFF. At age 15, Porter was elevated to play-by-play man of the Shawnee Wolves' football and basketball broadcasts and the Hawks when the regular announcer resigned. At a high school football game one night, Ross was introduced by his father to the legendary Jim Thorpe.

After earning his college degree, Porter was hired by WKY radio in Oklahoma City as a newscaster. He also was a sports anchor for WKY-TV, and at age 24 became the youngest recipient of the Oklahoma Sportscaster of the Year award, and the youngest state winner ever in the nation. Ross repeated the next year.

In 1966, at age 27, he left for Los Angeles and subsequently spent 10 years as a sportscaster for KNBC-TV in Los Angeles. He worked alongside Tom Snyder on the 6 PM news and Tom Brokaw on the 11PM news. Porter won two local Emmys.

Porter worked for NBC Sports in the early 1970s, calling NFL football from 1970–76 and Pacific-8 college basketball from 1972-76. Ross was the halftime host of the 1974 Final Four on NBC, the sideline reporter for the network telecast of the 1975 Rose Bowl and was in the tower covering one hole for NBC at the Bing Crosby Pebble Beach golf tournament. Porter had to give up his NBC assignments when he joined the Dodgers in 1977 due to an overlap in seasons. He later was the radio and television voice of UNLV Rebels football and basketball from 1978-92.

During the 1970s, Porter had been the television play-by-play announcer for the high school basketball Game of The Week on KNBC showing matchups between Los Angeles area teams. Former Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax worked as a game analyst with Ross the first year.

Ross was rated among the top 60 baseball announcers of all-time by Curt Smith in his book Voices of Summer.

Ross Porter is the only broadcaster to have been the voice of a World Series champion (the 1981 and 1988 Dodgers) and a college basketball champion (with UNLV in 1990).

Porter was known for providing fans with statistical information on players during his broadcasts. He was the host of a pregame and postgame radio show known as DodgerTalk for 14 years, answering phone calls from listeners with questions pertaining to baseball. He was voted Los Angeles Sportstalk Host of the Year the first three years the award was presented by the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Association,and later won it a fourth time.

Ross was inducted into the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2005 with Vin Scully, his colleague of 28 years, as his presenter.

In 2007, Porter received the Bill Teegins Excellence in Sportscasting Award from the Oklahoma Sports Museum.

On August 23, 1989, Porter set a major league baseball record for broadcasting 22 straight innings

on radio without any replacements, in a six-hour, 14 minute game against the Expos in Montreal.

Porter broadcast the 1977 World Series and 1978 World Series on over 600 CBS Radio stations around the world. Ross also did Game of the Week broadcasts for CBS Radio in the 1980s and '90s. His most famous national call is from the sixth and final game of the 1977 Series, during which Reggie Jackson smacked three home runs on three consecutive pitches. The capper:

Jackson with four runs batted in - sends a fly ball to center field and deep! That's going to be way back and THAT'S going to be gone! Reggie Jackson has hit his third home run of the game!

Today in L.A.

Today in L.A. is a local morning news and entertainment television program airing on KNBC (channel 4), an NBC owned-and-operated television station in Los Angeles, California that is owned by the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal. The program is broadcast each weekday morning from 4:00 to 7 a.m. Pacific Time. Weekend editions of the program (branded as Today in L.A. Weekend) also air on Saturday and Sunday from 7 to 8 a.m.

The local news cut-ins that are broadcast during Today (at approximately :26 and :56 minutes past the hour) are also branded as Today in L.A.. Portions of the morning newscast were previously seen on Cozi TV Los Angeles's The Morning Mix on KNBC digital subchannel 4.2. The program maintains a general format of news stories, traffic reports and weather forecasts, but also includes sports summaries, and entertainment and feature segments.

Warren Olney IV

Warren Olney IV is an American broadcast journalist. He is the host and executive producer of the nationally syndicated Public Radio International weekday afternoon program To the Point, which originates at Santa Monica, California public radio station KCRW. The daily program will end on November 10, 2017. As of November 13, To the Point will be a weekly podcast heard exclusively on KCRW's digital platforms. From 1992 to January 2016, Olney hosted KCRW's local public affairs show, Which Way, L.A.?Olney received a BA in English at Amherst College and taught broadcast journalism at USC from 1976 to 1982. At various times from 1966 to 1991, he was a television news anchor and/or reporter for Los Angeles stations KCBS-Channel 2, KNBC-Channel 4, KABC-Channel 7 and KCOP-Channel 13, as well as engaging in many other print and broadcast journalist duties. He is the only two-time winner of the Los Angeles Society of Professional Journalists Distinguished Journalist award, which has been presented annually since 1976. He received it in 1985 for his work with KABC-TV and in 1998 for his work with KCRW.

Olney has four children from three marriages, including two from his first marriage, which ended in divorce. He also has four grandchildren.In January 2012, Olney was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 62nd annual Golden Mike Awards ceremony held by the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California. His father, Warren Olney III, was an attorney, and his grandfather, Warren Olney Jr., was a Justice of the California Supreme Court.

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