Roadrunner 211 Posted August 9, 2020 Share Posted August 9, 2020 I know the Los Angeles thread is being deprecated soon once this forum's changes roll out, so I thought the conglomeration of info would be more useful. This first post is very list-oriented, so I apologize for that, as it's not the most conducive to conversation. The changes noted on the site are also inconclusive, so there's a lot more that could be discussed and expanded here. Newest developments - [ongoing]: Layoffs at NBCUniversal due to pandemic-induced economic repercussions early-August 2020: 5-year night reporter Rick Montanez is let go Hints as to his next moves: https://twitter.com/RickMontanez_/status/1291509541956329472 My thoughts: move to KABC to continue the KFSN --> KABC train lol As of recent, the following developments have been noted on here - June 2020: 38-year veteran meteorologist Fritz Coleman retires Tribute: https://www.nbclosangeles.com/weather-news/fritz-coleman-weather-nbc4-retirement/2386566/ His next move: https://www.mediapathpodcast.com/ June 2020: 3-year traffic anchor Alysha del Valle is let go https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2020/6/30/run-over-in-la Definitely a trend in the "do away with the morning traffic person" thing going on here nationwide July 2019: "4 News Live" social media-focused, accelerated pseudo-newscast anchored by Fred Roggin (sports anchor) is found on station's Vimeo Vimeo links have since been nuked and it's been 1 year since the test -- I'd wager they're not aiming to use the format any time soon. June 2019: Renee Washington becomes station VP (joined NBC 4 in 2018 as Asst. ND from KABC) and replaces Todd Mokhtari https://www.nbclosangeles.com/on-air/nbc4-renee-washington-vice-president-of-news/135166/ January 2019: Daytime lifestyle program "California Live" launches exclusively on NBC's California O&Os, hubbed out of KNBC's studio https://marketshare.tvnewscheck.com/2019/01/07/california-nbc-owned-affils-launch-new-lifestyle-show/ Hosted by former CBS correspondent Danielle Nottingham and NBC's Jessica Vilchis 2018 KNBC Thread that fell out of use after December 2018. Other talk - July 2020: midday anchor Michelle Valles was blasted by Yashar Ali for basically affiliating herself with "qxaxnxoxn" (trying to prevent search results/hordes of people pinging back here) on her social media December 2019: Website GUI changed, along with all other NBC O&Os As of August 2020, they still have not placed station bios in one place on the new website (or I'm just clueless about finding them) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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