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KCBS/KCAL Weather Team

Discussion in 'Los Angeles News' started by FiveNews, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. FiveNews

    FiveNews Legacy Anchor

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    I live in Southern California, but rarely watch KCBS as their news team usually puts me to sleep. I do have a question about their weather team, though. I believe it is as follows...

    KCBS Mornings/11am: Evelyn Taft
    5/6/11pm: Jackie Johnson

    KCAL Noon/4pm: Garth Kemp
    8/9/10pm: Rich Fields

    Weekend AM KCBS/KCAL- Louisa Hodge
    Weekend PM KCBS/KCAL- Amber Lee

    My question is...they have Josh Rubenstein as their "chief meterologist," but does he have a regular role on any show?? I know he is covering for Evelyn Taft while she is on maternity leave, but things will return to normal when she returns.
     
  2. brianpr3

    brianpr3 News Director

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    maybe garth is per diem like the traffic lady that is filling in for Stephanie?
     
  3. CalItalian2

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  4. TexasTVNews

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    I still miss Rich on The Price is Right, don't like George Gray.
     
  5. C Block

    C Block TVNT Local 1544 Union Boss

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  6. FiveNews

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    Got it! Thanks everyone. It never made sense to me that in the second largest market, the chief met is on in the middle of the day. I always thought Josh was weak and couldn't stand up to Dallas and Fritz.
     
  7. TexasTVNews

    TexasTVNews Primary Anchor

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  8. brianpr3

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    who is the chief at fox 11 ? if there is even one
     
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    Pablo Pereira (formerly of KNBC & KABC TV)
     
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  10. brianpr3

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    Evelyn Returns from Maternity Leave and was seen on KCAL night casts
     
  11. CalItalian2

    CalItalian2 AM Anchor

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    KCBS, over the years, always seems to hire the KABC retired weathercasters...Dr. George Fischbeck, Johnny Mountain and Garth Kemp...and they are never there more than a few years...
     
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  12. brianpr3

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    now that rich is out will they beg garth to stay full time?
     
  13. brianpr3

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    looks like evelyn is off morning s and returned to the 8-10 block on KCAL
     
  14. rtmclaug

    rtmclaug Primary Anchor

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    I noticed that Markina Brown (formerly at WGCL in Atlanta) has filled in on weekend mornings for Louisa Hodge. I wonder if she's doing some freelancing.

    On another note, I'm glad that Evelyn Taft is back, but I do miss seeing her with Rick and Sharon on the morning show. I'm still kind of shocked that they got rid of Rich Fields.
     
  15. JoseRM303

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    Stephanie is back and Evelyn is now on KCAL9. Put Evelyn back on in the morning. Her chemistry is much better with that group than Garth's. Evelyn, Stephanie and Sharon are GREAT together.
     
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    My apologies for bumping this thread, but I’m in Agreement with TexasTVNews with regards to George Gray. In fact, I wish NBC had considered Fields as a nominee to replace the late Don Pardo on Saturday Night Live, but instead they’ve decided to hire Darrell Hammond, who IMO tries Too hard to be Don Pardo. Call me crazy, but am I the only person who Still misses Rich Fields Like Crazy?
     
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  18. EssDee_media

    EssDee_media Production Asst./Audio Tech

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    I wonder if KCBS/KCAL will hire Markina Brown to be part of the weather line up since she freelances for the station as Jackie Johnson is on her way out.
     
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  19. brianpr3

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    What's happening with Jackie?
     
  20. JoseRM303

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    She's leaving to focus on her clothing line.
     
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