<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - About Us]]>Copyright 2018 https://www.nbclosangeles.com/on-air/about-us http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California https://www.nbclosangeles.com en-usWed, 12 Dec 2018 13:33:42 -0800Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:33:42 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[PM Forecast: Change in Marine Layer]]> Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:47:39 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/PM_Forecast__Change_in_Marine_Layer.jpg

The marine layer took a long while to clear out this morning, but it's thinning. David Biggar has your First Alert Forecast on the NBC4 News at 4 Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018.

<![CDATA[Golf Course Vandalism]]> Thu, 23 Aug 2018 17:39:38 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Golf_Course_Vandalism.jpg

Golf course builders are desperately trying to find a way to stop the repeated vandalism on a golf course that was once shut down but is now in the process of a renovation. Tony Shin reports for NBC4 News on Thursday, August 23, 2018.

<![CDATA[Anthony Avalos Case: New Documents Revealed]]> Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:04:37 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Anthony_Avalos_Case__New_Documents_Revealed.jpg Newly released documents from the Department of Child and Family Services reveal new details in the torture, abuse and murder case. Lolita Lopez reports for the NBC4 News at 6 Wednesday, July 11, 2018.]]> <![CDATA['Justice for Anthony' Rally]]> Fri, 29 Jun 2018 11:56:27 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/_Justice_for_Anthony__Rally.jpg

Family, friends and strangers of 10-year-old Anthony Avalos, the Lancaster boy who was murdered following years of abuse, demand transparency within the case.

<![CDATA[Off-Duty Cop Pulls Gun on Man Buying Mentos]]> Mon, 07 May 2018 16:19:22 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Off-Duty_Cop_Buys_Gun_on_Man_Buying_Mentos.jpg

An investigation is underway after an off-duty Buena Park officer pulled a gun on a man who he thought was stealing Mentos. Hetty Chang reports for the NBC4 News at 11, Friday, May 4, 2018.

<![CDATA[What is a Pineapple Express Storm?]]> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:53:28 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Pineapple_Express.jpg

The storm system headed toward SoCal on Tuesday is commonly known as a "pineapple express." Meteorologist David Biggar explains just what that means on the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 19, 2018.

<![CDATA[PM Forecast: Flash Flood Advisory]]> Fri, 02 Mar 2018 16:54:33 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/PM_Forecast__Flash_Flood_Advisory.jpg

The rain is slowly moving South but there is more rain in the forecast for Saturday. On Sunday it is expected to be dry. Anthony Yanez has your First Alert Forecast for Friday, March 2, 2018.

<![CDATA[Belen De Leon]]> Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:30:27 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Belen_NUP_182237_0186_Crop.jpg

Belen De Leon is a meteorologist for NBC4's weekend morning newscast, "Today in LA," airing from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m.  Her most recent reports can be viewed here.  Follow her on Facebook here.
De Leon's versatility and passion for weather and local news led her into broadcast television more than 10 years ago. She began as a host of a variety entertainment television show then transitioned to radio and news at KNVO-TV in South Texas.  
While in Texas from 2007-2011, she reported the weather in English and Spanish, including coverage of Hurricane Dolly in 2008.  In 2012, she joined Denver's NBC station, KUSA-TV as a meteorologist of the station's weekday and weekend newscasts forecasting snowstorms, severe weather, and wildfires. There, she became one of the most familiar faces in the community.
De Leon received her Meteorology Certification from Mississippi State University and earned her Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.
Prior to her career as a meteorologist, De Leon was a member in a Regional Mexican band, spending much of her time on the road performing. In fact, her band La Onda received two Latin Billboard Music Awards. Even now, De Leon enjoys singing, but when she's home, she's spending time with her husband and three children exploring the Los Angeles area.

<![CDATA[Parents Call for Walk-Through Metal Detectors]]> Fri, 02 Feb 2018 21:05:06 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Parents_Call_For_Walk_Through_Metal_Detectors.jpg

Sal Castro Middle School has prompted concerns about school campus security. Lolita Lopez reports for NBC4 news on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018.

<![CDATA[Meet The Man Who Saved a Rabbit From a SoCal Fire]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 02:34:49 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meet_The_Man_Who.jpg

One man, Oscar Gonzales, captured the hearts of many as he selflessly saved a rabbit from one of the unforgiving Southern California wildfires on the side of a road.

<![CDATA[Alysha Del Valle]]> Thu, 08 Nov 2018 11:27:45 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_179725_0360_Crop_updated.jpg

Alysha Del Valle is the Traffic Anchor and Reporter for NBC4 Southern California’s morning newscast, "Today in LA," which airs weekdays from 4:00 to 7:00 a.m.  She also joined NBC4 Sports Anchor Fred Roggin on 'The Challenge,' the station's live multi-platform half-hour post-game show, which immediately follows 'Sunday Night Football.'  

A native Southern Californian, Del Valle is one of the region’s most recognized newscasters and a traffic authority. Her versatile reporting style delivers up-to-the-minute information about Southern Californian’s roads and freeways to help viewers navigate smoothly through some of the biggest traffic jams of the day.

For more than 15 years, she’s held several highly visible posts at television and radio stations. She began her career on several radio shows, such as KIIS-FM with Ryan Seacrest and Rick Dees, and with Big Boy and George Lopez. As a past host of "On The Streets with Alysha," she featured local and national stories about the cultures and lifestyles around the country. She began her television broadcast career at Fox 11 then later at ABC7.

Del Valle is also well-known for giving back to the community. Her work spans across beach clean-ups, book fairs and feeding the hungry, as well as associations to assist at-risk youth. She is on the board of the USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative that helps underprivileged middle and high school kids get into some of the country's best universities. She is a board member of the Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA and is active among several Latino nonprofit groups. She teams up yearly with the local peace officers to bring more attention to groups helping children. She has been recognized by the City of Los Angeles for her community work and received the Impact Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism by the National Hispanic Media Coalition, to name a few.

But what she's probably best known for in Southern California is her love for sports. An avid fan of the USC Trojans, Los Angeles Dodgers, Lakers and Kings, one can find Del Valle always cheering on her favorite teams. She also enjoys playing golf, snow skiing and boxing.

She graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication.  

Del Valle has a daughter and a large extended family. She resides in the Los Angeles area with her two rescue dogs and a cat.  

<![CDATA[Partial Eclipse: The View at Griffith Observatory]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:20:37 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Partial_Eclipse_The_View_at_Griffith_Observatory.jpg

Take a look at the crowd gathered to watch the partial eclipse at Griffith Observatory. Toni Guinyard reports for the NBC4 News at 11 a.m. on Monday Aug. 21, 2017.

<![CDATA[Perimeter Search in Whittier Cleared After Pursuit]]> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 05:14:40 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Perimeter_Search_in_Whittier_Cleared_After_Pursuit.jpg

Whittier police cleared a perimeter search after a pursuit ensued at approximately 12:45 a.m. Annette Arreola reports for Today in LA on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017.

<![CDATA[Jonathan Gonzalez]]> Wed, 07 Nov 2018 15:34:02 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_176204_0362_Crop.jpg

Jonathan Gonzalez is the co-anchor for the NBC4 weekend evening newscasts at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.  He is also a general assignment reporter weekday on Today in LA from 4:00 - 7:00 a.m.  His most recent stories can be viewed here. Follow him on Twitter here

Gonzalez is a native of the San Fernando Valley and grew up in Burbank, California. He comes to NBC4 from Denver, Colorado, where he was a reporter and anchor for NBC affiliate KUSA Channel 9 News. He began his journalism career in Bakersfield, as a reporter for KBAK/KBFX-TV.
His passion for storytelling and curious disposition serve him well as a journalist. Gonzalez has earned industry recognition for his news reports having won multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards, Emmys and Golden Mike Awards. He has covered prominent local stories with national appeal including the 2016 Presidential Primary in Colorado and President Obama’s first visit to Fresno, California, about the impact of the drought on the region.
As a journalist, Gonzalez strives to give a voice for people in-need.  For example, he reported a story about two families of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, who are bonded by breast cancer and spotlighted a Denver coffee shop that helps rehabilitate the homeless by providing housing and jobs.
Gonzalez is a graduate of California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism. As the son of Costa Rican immigrants, Gonzalez is proud of his Latino heritage.
In his free time, Gonzalez enjoys exploring nature, playing the guitar and photography.

<![CDATA[David Biggar]]> Fri, 04 Mar 2016 09:51:39 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/david+bio+wx+page.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Custodians Help Nab Alleged Trio of Burglars]]> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 17:48:30 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/WEB_OC_BURGLARY_ID_THEFT-_VARGAS_1200x675_457613891607.jpg Two custodians witnessed an alleged burglary in Irvine and led police to three people wanted in connection with the theft. Vikki Vargas reports for NBC4 News at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 2015.]]> <![CDATA[Search For Men Involved in Violent Bank Robbery]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 16:48:45 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/West_LA_Bank_Robbery_for_web_1200x675_453652547585.jpg Three people were injured when three mean took over a bank in West Los Angeles during a robbery. Kate Larsen reports for NBC4 News at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2015.]]> <![CDATA[Defense for Former-LAPD Officer Presents Case]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 12:12:25 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Former_LAPD_Officer_Trail_for_web_1200x675_453479491592.jpg The defense for the former-LAPD officer accused of assault in the in-custody death of a suspect started to present its case Thursday. Kim Baldonado reports for NBC4 News at Noon Thursday, May 28, 2015.]]> <![CDATA[Plan For New LA Soccer Stadium Announced]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 12:23:35 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/web_Healy_Mia_Hamm_Nomar_interview_1200x675_447243843601.jpg Mia Hamm and her husband Nomar Garciaparra spoke with NBC4 at a major announcement about building a new soccer stadium at the sight of the historic Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. Patrick Healy reports for NBC4 Monday, May 18, 2015.]]> <![CDATA[Kevin Truong, UCLA 2016]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 14:15:02 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/kevin+truong+crop.JPG

Journalism is often unpredictable, stressful and exciting, but its never boring. An internship with NBCLA.com is very much the same.

I walked onto the Universal Studios lot on my first day with a tie, a notebook and plenty of butterflies about what to expect from my very first internship.

It was only after stepping into the newsroom that I realized I wasn’t in Kansas anymore. The office was brand spanking new, brightly lit screens seemed to fill every nook and cranny and a constantly moving ticker overhead spelled out the day’s headlines.

I was yet to discover that many of my own stories would get their own time to shine in LED lights.

After a brief introduction to the coffee machine that I got to know quite well through weeks of early mornings, I sat down at my desk for the first time.

Almost immediately afterwards I was assigned a story. I didn’t even have my ID card yet.

Over the next few weeks I got a primer on what it means to be a web journalist in today’s fast-paced news environment while at the same time fine-tuning my writing and reporting skills.

During my internship I saw my byline above dozens of stories, running the gamut from car crashes, municipal malfeasance and, of course, the occasional missing iguana.

I helped out in coverage of huge local breaking news events and had some of my stories picked up by NBCNEWS.com.

I even went out in the field on a ride-along with an undercover police officer during a story about child sex trafficking in LA.

Throughout the entire exhilarating process of learning on-the-fly, I never felt like I was "just an intern." Instead, I was treated as an important member of NBC4’s web team.

I pitched stories at the daily morning meetings and examined social media strategy with web analytics that gave me a real world lesson on how modern media organization push content across different platforms.

Coming from a print background I was also able to gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the broadcast journalism world by working closely with a bevy of talented and passionate reporters.

I may not have known exactly what to expect when stepping into the NBC4 newsroom for the first time, but after stepping out at the end of my internship, I was certain that I gained skills and experiences that made me a more confident and well-rounded journalist ready to cover the news both online and off.

Link: Read Kevin's stories

<![CDATA[Officer Fatally Shoots Young Man in Venice]]> Wed, 06 May 2015 13:13:46 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Venice_FOR_WEB_1200x675_440961603997.jpg Friends of a 25-year-old man, who was fatally shot by a LAPD officer in Venice, said despite his struggle with addiction he always told people he loved them. Michelle Valles reports for NBC4 News at Noon Wednesday, May 6, 2015.]]> <![CDATA[Cracking Down on Ventura County's Illegal "Spice" Trade]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:54:52 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/VENTURA_SPICE-TOKUMATSU_WEB_1200x675_418322499831.jpg Community activists and authorities are looking to crackdown on the ready availability of "spice," a dangerous illegal drug. Gordon Tokumatsu reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on March 25, 2015.]]> <![CDATA[Firefighters Pull Stuck Pooch to Safety]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:24:47 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Dog_Rescue_PKG_1200x675_407338051647.jpg Firefighters had to get creative to rescue a dog trapped between a wall and a hard place in West Hollywood Monday.]]> <![CDATA[Anthony Yanez]]> Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:01:26 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Anthony+Yanez+NUP_167576_0338_Crop.jpg

Anthony Yanez is the meteorologist for NBC4 Southern California's weekday newscasts at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Follow him on Facebook here.

Yanez holds seals of approval with prominent weather organizations including the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the National Weather Association (NWA).

With over twenty years of broadcast news experience, Yanez found his passion in weather. Prior to Los Angeles, he was the morning meteorologist for the NBC station in Houston, covering a wide spectrum of weather in the region. He helped viewers navigate through extreme heat, humidity, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes.

When Yanez joined NBC4 in 2014, Southern California was in the midst of a historic drought. One of the first projects he worked on with the NBC4 weather team was the station’s 30-minute special, “El Nino: Currents of Change,” which won Yanez his first Emmy.

Yanez was also part of a team that won an Emmy for their coverage of the “Old Fire” in Calabasas. His passion is not only presenting an accurate forecast but also explaining why we are getting the weather we get.

Yanez is an active community member and is passionate about teaching youth about his profession. Yanez is a published author of the children’s book A Wild Ride on the Water Cycle, A Jake and Alice Adventure, a tale of two water drops.

Yanez was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and lived in Southern California when he was a young boy. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism/Mass Communications from the University of New Mexico. He earned his broadcast meteorology certificate from Mississippi State University.

Yanez is a sports enthusiast and has competed in cycling races, triathlons and half marathons. He also enjoys golf, tennis and skiing.

He lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife and children.

<![CDATA[Three Kings Bread Makes More Than 30 People Ill]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 07:08:46 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/6AM_Arreola_Bread_PKG_1200x675_381533763789.jpg More than 30 people fell ill after eating Three Kings bread distributed by a Santa Ana bakery. Annette Arreola reports for Today in LA on Thursday Jan. 8, 2015]]> <![CDATA[Who We Are]]> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 09:55:13 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/january-set-refresh-nbc4.jpg

On Jan. 16, 1949, KNBH, the station now known as KNBC or NBC4, began broadcasting on Channel 4 to the Los Angeles Designated Market Area (DMA).

At that time, it was one of seven VHF stations licensed for operation in the market. KNBH, which stood for National Broadcasting Hollywood, was one of three stations in the market representing a national broadcasting chain.

The station, which was owned by the National Broadcasting Company, debuted with three hours and forty minutes of programming, which followed a 15-minute test-pattern-and-music session. Inauguration night launched with an eighteen-minute newsreel, "Review of 1948," the market's first variety program "On With the Show," and the station's first live program "The Pickard Family," featuring Dad and Mom Pickard and their four children singing familiar American songs.

By October 1949, KNBH had extended its operating schedule from five to seven days a week, with approximately 26 hours of television programming each week. The station continued to make major technical advances and was the leading promoter of television as the premiere advertising medium. In October 1950, KNBH transmitted the first commercial telecast of a sports event, a Los Angeles Rams Football Game, via the Los Angeles/San Francisco inter-city MicroWave Relay.

KNBH again made history in April 1951 when the first telecast, originating in the East, was presented to West Coast viewers on the same day. The station broadcast General Douglas MacArthur's speech before Congress less than five hours after it had been originated in Washington, D.C. In November 1962, the station relocated to the NBC Burbank facilities, its current location, and changed its call letters to KNBC.

When the station launched in 1949, Los Angeles was the fifth largest city in the United States, with only 80,000 television sets within 100 miles of the station's Mount Wilson transmitter. Today, the LA market is the second largest in the country and Channel 4 is viewed in more than five million households, reaching 15 million viewers regularly. The station now operates 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

KNBC was one of the first stations in the market to launch its own web site in August 1995. The site, located at www.nbcLA.com, receives almost one million unique visitors per month. On Oct. 24, 1998, KNBC was the first station in the market to broadcast a High Definition signal.

In addition to carrying the network's award-winning daytime, prime-time and late night programming, KNBC produces thirty hours of live, local news programming each week. A dominant station in the market, KNBC is known for the quality of its daily newscasts, its community outreach and its coverage of major breaking news.

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<![CDATA[Adrian Arambulo ]]> Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:20:18 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_176204_0852_Cropv2.jpg

Award-winning journalist Adrian Arambulo is co-anchor of the NBC4 morning newscast "Today in LA," airing weekdays from 4:00 to 7:00 a.m. 

Since 2013, Arambulo has co-anchored the station's weekend newscasts and reported breaking news during the week.  He has covered a variety of stories, including the “Old Fire” in Calabasas and the aftermath of the San Bernardino terror attack in 2015.  He also reported extensively on the deadly shooting spree near a college campus in Santa Barbara and the 5.1 magnitude earthquake in La Habra.  He reported on Hurricane Ike, the Fort Hood shooting massacre, the murder of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, and the aftermath of a massive fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.

Arambulo also enjoys reporting on human interest stories at NBC4, including being the first reporter to hike up to a mountain vista in the Santa Monica Mountains where he discovered a mystery piano placed there for a music video.

Prior to joining NBC4, Arambulo spent six years at KDFW-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth where he served as a weekend morning anchor and reporter. He was also a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor for KLAS in Las Vegas, and served as bureau chief for KGBT in Brownsville, Texas.

He is active in the community, including hosting the City of Bellflower’s BRAVO awards and participating in the Golden Dragon Parade in Chinatown, Comcast Cares Day volunteer initiative, and NBC4’s Clear the Shelters adoption drive.

Arambulo has been recognized with a number of awards, including a Golden Mike from the Radio, Television and News Association, several Emmy Awards in the Los Angeles, Dallas and Las Vegas markets, and two Las Vegas Electronic Media Awards. He has also been honored by the Texas Associated Press, U.S. Marshals and Visiting Nurses Association.

Born and raised in Chicago, Arambulo graduated with honors from Loyola University Chicago, where he wrote for the school newspaper and served as anchor and news director for the school's radio station. He is still a die-hard  sports fan, loves traveling, playing golf and spending time with his Southern California family. 

Follow Adrian on social media @AdrianNBCLA.

<![CDATA[Annette Arreola]]> Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:52:33 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_154811_3349+INTERNETCROP.jpg

Annette Arreola joined NBC4 Southern California as a general assignment reporter in 2011.  She can be seen on the weekday morning newscasts "Today in L.A." from 4:00 to 7:00 a.m. and the NBC4 News at 11 a.m.  Her most recent news stories can be seen here.  Follow her on Facebook here.

A Southern California native, she is thrilled to be reporting for the station she remembers watching while growing up.  Arreola is passionate about her role as a broadcast journalist and deeply respects being in a position to bring the community reliable and credible information. 

Since joining the NBC4 team, Arreola has been recognized for a number of stories, including her two-day coverage of Space Shuttle Endeavor’s final mission to the California Science Center, as thousands of people watched on. Another one of her memorable news pieces was on "Human Trafficking” in Riverside County in which she spoke to several escape victims who recounted their stories.

Other highlights of her career include covering some of California's largest wildfires, including the Zaca Fire along the Central Coast in 2007. She also recalls her coverage of the breaking news of Michael Jackson’s death in 2009, and her in-depth piece that looked at Hispanic farm workers in Santa Maria affected by the HIV virus and the cultural challenges they faced.

Prior to joining NBC4, Arreola spent two years as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor for KTNV Channel 13 in Las Vegas. A first generation Mexican American and fluent in Spanish, she also served as a general assignment reporter for KRCA -Estrella TV in Los Angeles, and bureau chief at KPMR Univision in Santa Barbara.

While not out in the field gathering news, Arreola enjoys spending quality time with her large extended family. She enjoys traveling with her husband and young daughter. One of her life-long dreams is to get her pilot’s license.

Fluent in Spanish, Arreola is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the California Chicano News Media Association. She graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism.

<![CDATA[Kim Baldonado]]> Wed, 30 May 2018 16:13:10 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_182237_0990_Crop.jpg

Kim Baldonado is a six-time Emmy Award-winning reporter for NBC4 Southern California.  She can be seen on the NBC4 News at 11 a.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.  Joining the station in 1995, her most recent news stories can be seen here.  Follow her on Facebook here.

As a well-respected journalist, Baldonado is equally comfortable reporting live on breaking news as she is on feature pieces, which she also writes and produces.  Baldonado is known for tackling complex issues in her news stories. Her exceptional writing and storytelling are always presented in a thought-provoking way that informs and educates.

She has been honored for taking on such topics as the state of public education in Los Angeles and the changing face of homelessness in Southern California. She is also passionate about reporting stories that are historically significant, such as her coverage of Pope John Paul II’s important visit to Cuba, which led to progress in religious freedom for the Communist nation. She also covered the Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia and the massive Latino and immigrant civil rights march in Washington, D.C.

Baldonado began her broadcast journalism career in San Francisco. She worked as an assignment editor before returning to Los Angeles to become a field producer for KTTV; during this period, she honed her reporting, writing and editing skills which led to her first job as an on-air reporter in Palm Springs with KESQ prior to joining NBC4.

During her tenure at NBC4, Baldonado has received a myriad of professional awards. She won a prestigious National Edward R. Murrow Award for her work on the half-hour special “LAUSD: Battle for Control,” and Los Angeles-area Emmy Awards for live news coverage, social issues and education. Her other honors include 5 Golden Mikes and an Associated Press Mark Twain Award.

A Southern California native, Baldonado grew up in San Gabriel and is known for her community work. She volunteers countless hours speaking to students about the importance of pursuing a college degree. Baldonado is a volunteer mentor with the Big Brothers, Big Sisters organization.

When Baldonado was a student, she was a scholarship recipient of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. She credits the organization with helping her earn a degree in Social Science from U.C. Berkeley.

Baldonado currently lives in Los Angeles and is an active member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. If you have a story tip email her at Kim.Baldonado@nbcuni.com.

<![CDATA[David Biggar]]> Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:26:56 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_166459_0264_Crop+david+biggar.jpg

David Biggar is a meteorologist for NBC4 Southern California. He can be seen weekdays during the NBC4 News at 11 a.m. and on the weekend evening newscasts at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.  His most recent reports can be seen here. Follow him on Facebook here.

Biggar thrives on bringing the most accurate weather conditions to viewers by using the latest technology and tools including augmented reality and the station’s mobile weather vehicles, the NBC4x4Caster and StormRanger4. In addition to his regular forecasts, Biggar researches and prepares special weather reports including an in-depth presentation on the Orville Dam.

Since joining NBC4, Biggar reported for CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, to deliver coverage of Hurricane Irma.  

Passionate about meteorology from a young age, Biggar brings a natural enthusiasm for reporting weather conditions for the widely divergent micro-climates of Southern California. He is no stranger to drastic weather conditions, Biggar also reported on major events, such as East Coast blizzards, and has tracked tornadoes in Oklahoma. 

Biggar began his career as an intern at KCRA in Sacramento and he quickly moved up from rendering graphics to anchoring the weekday noon and weekend morning newscasts. While at KCRA, Biggar earned an Emmy award for anchoring the station’s weather.

He has received industry recognition and was part of the NBC4 Weather Team that won a Los Angeles Emmy Award for the station’s special, “El Nino: Currents of Change” in 2015. A graduate of the University of California at Davis, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Atmospheric Science and is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist.

When he’s not reporting weather conditions, Biggar enjoys flying planes as a licensed pilot. He also follows all forms of racing, from NASCAR to Formula 1 and is a licensed racecar driver.

Biggar was born in South Salem, New York and currently lives in Los Angeles.

<![CDATA[Michael Brownlee]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:59:27 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_174284_0764_Crop.jpg

Michael Brownlee co-anchors the NBC4 Southern California News at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Joining the station in 2011, his most recent news stories can be seen here.  Follow him on Facebook here.

Brownlee is a natural for news.  His genuine warmth, energy and accessible personality is the right balance for providing important news to viewers to help them through the day. 

Brownlee’s journalistic passion is the feature piece that allows him to interact with the story.   Whether it is donning a fencing outfit to further the audience’s understanding of the sport, testing a product, or simply talking to different people to get a unique perspective on a news story, Brownlee is always game to collaborate and deliver distinctive reports to the audience.

Brownlee grew up in San Diego, where his parents worked for rival television stations. At an early age, he was fascinated by television and would practice reading news scripts brought home by his father.

He began his career in radio promotions, transitioning into television in 1995 when he became a general assignment reporter at the NBC Affiliate Yuma, Arizona.  Before long, he was promoted to an anchor position at the station. After that, he was reporter for the syndicated video magazine show “Real TV.”

Prior to joining NBC4, he served as a general assignment reporter and weekend anchor for My13News, and before that, was a fill-in anchor and general assignment reporter for the KCOP/KTTV duopoly in Los Angeles. Additionally, he worked as a general assignment reporter at CBS2 in Los Angeles for three years.

In addition to his news career, Brownlee has made television appearances on such shows as "Everybody hates Chris," "Boston Legal," "Charmed" and "Strong Medicine." He has also had roles in the theatrical films "Bruce Almighty" and "War of the Worlds."

Brownlee graduated with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from San Diego State University, and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. Also, Brownlee has won a Golden Mike Award for Best Sports Reporting. He lives with his wife and children in Los Angeles.

<![CDATA[John Cádiz Klemack ]]> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 13:57:09 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_158495_0099_INTERNETCROP.jpg

John Cádiz Klemack is a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor for NBC4 Southern California. He can be seen on the NBC4 News at 11 a.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Joining the news team in 2008, he is lauded for his versatility and breaking news journalism skills. His most recent news stories can be seen here. Follow him on Facebook here.

Klemack has covered some of the highest profile stories throughout Southern California, across the nation and abroad. He reported from Las Vegas to cover the tragic mass shooting, including President Trump’s visit to the city. He reported from South Florida to cover the devastation of Hurricane Irma on the region. He has covered both Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis during their individual, historical trips to Mexico and was in San Bernardino County when the Dorner Standoff came to a peak. Additional news stories that reached national attention include; the San Bernardino Terror Attack; the ransom kidnapping of a Huntington Beach woman in Vallejo, California; the exclusive, live reports he did from Cancun, Mexico when authorities found the body of a Hollywood producer's wife; the Aurora, Colorado Theater Shooting and the tragic Oklahoma Tornados.

He is the lead reporter for the NBC4 award-winning news franchise, “Seeking Justice,” which tells the stories of families torn apart by gang violence on L.A. streets, in the hopes of shedding new light on unsolved cases.

Klemack has been honored with a number of industry awards, including the L.A. Press Club Award for his “Exclusive Continuing Coverage” of the Miramonte Elementary School Child Sex Abuse Scandal. He was also part of the team that that won an L.A. Emmy Award for NBC4’s special ‘LA Riots: 20 Years Later;’ he’s the recipient of an Edward R. Murrow Award, an Emmy Award, an Associated Press Award for “Best Spot News Coverage” and multiple awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for “Best Reporter,” “Best Spot News” and “Best News Series.” He was also awarded "The Responsible Journalism Award" by the L.A. County Probations Officers Union. 

Prior to joining NBC4, Klemack spent four years as a reporter and anchor for KSTU-TV in Salt Lake City, Utah. While there, he covered the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping and the arrest and prosecution of polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs. He was also the first reporter on site during the Trolley Square Massacre, while the shooters were still shooting. Before Salt Lake, he served as the morning news anchor and general assignment reporter for WOWK-TV in Charleston, West Virginia. He also worked as a statewide news correspondent for the station's three-affiliate network.

Klemack holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the accredited E.W. Scripps College of Journalism at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. The son of a Polish-American father and Cuban refugee mother, he is bilingual, having spoken Spanish since his childhood in Grove City, Ohio. He is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the California Chicano News Media Association and the Radio-Television Digital News Association.

When not working, Klemack enjoys international travel with his wife. They currently reside in Sherman Oaks and are the parents to Paco, a Yorkie they rescued from a local shelter.

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<![CDATA[Hetty Chang]]> Thu, 08 Nov 2018 12:03:20 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_174284_0992_Crop.jpg

Hetty Chang is an Emmy Award-winning reporter for NBC4 Southern California. She covers stories across the Southland, with emphasis in the Long Beach and South Bay communities. She can be seen weekdays on NBC4 during the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. Joining the station in 2013, her most recent news stories can be seen here. Follow her on Facebook here.

Chang, a Southern California native, is honored to report alongside the most respected journalists in the Southland. She returns to NBC4 after serving a digital media fellowship at the station through a pilot program between NBC4 and the Asian American Journalists Association in 2011. Under the fellowship, Chang worked closely with the station’s digital media team and gained valuable experience across multiple media platforms. Previously, Chang reported for the NBC stations in Reno and Las Vegas, and LA Cityview Channel 35.

An Emmy Award-winning journalist, Chang quickly gained the respect of her colleagues as a hard worker and tenacious reporter. She has covered a number of memorable stories that have garnered national attention.  Most recently, she reported live from The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, providing around-the-clock reports for more than three weeks in the heart of Olympic Village.  Chang held memorable interviews with several U.S. athletes, including figure skaters Nathan Chen, Mirai Nagasu and Adam Rippon as well as three-time Olympic champion snowboarder Shaun White.

Previously, she also provided in-depth coverage from Las Vegas of the worst mass shooting in modern history, the murder manhunt for ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner. She has also been recognized for her coverage of the OJ Simpson robbery case and her award-winning coverage of Nevada's hard-hit economy. Chang also conducted one of Barack Obama’s last interviews before he won the 2008 presidential election.

Chang is passionate about the diversity and culture in Southern California and believes that many of the most intriguing stories come out of such communities. She feels responsible for reporting timely and accurate news and is privileged to be in a position to deliver information that has an impact on viewers.

While she loves the adrenaline of breaking news, Chang has a passion for stories that tug at the heart strings. Some of her favorite pieces involve humble people who do great things for others and never seek attention for their kindness and generosity.

When not working, Chang enjoys spending time with family and friends, which usually includes eating a good meal. She is grateful to be back in Los Angeles after 10 years and values spending more time with her family who also lives in the area.

Chang is fluent in Mandarin and continues to improve her Spanish on the job. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association, a non-profit organization that encourages professionals to consider careers in journalism and news management.

Chang grew up in Cerritos, CA, and in 2018 was recognized by the City of Cerritos for her distinguised broadcasting career and contributions to the community.  

She received her B.A. in Sociology and Asian American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.

<![CDATA[Ted Chen]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 13:28:15 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_154811_2723+INTERNETCROP.jpg

Ted Chen serves as a general assignment reporter for NBC4 Southern California. Joining the station in 1995, Chen can be seen weekly on the NBC4 News at 11 a.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. His most recent news stories can be viewed here.  Follow him on Facebook here.

Chen has reported on many major news stories. He covered the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing China, reporting live on the gold-medal winning accomplishments of Team USA, as well as the impact of economic transformation in a country of more than one billion people.

Chen has a passion for politics and has reported on major political stories, and, has covered elections for more than 20 years. In 2002, Chen traveled with then Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn on his historic economic development trip to Asia and filed live reports from Seoul, South Korea and Beijing, China.

In 2004 and 2005, Chen covered the Scott Peterson Trial in Redwood City, California.

A journalist known for his versatility, Chen also covers such Hollywood events as the Academy Awards, Golden Globes and Emmy Awards.

Chen came to NBC4  from KGTV in San Diego, where he began in 1993 as a general assignment reporter and substitute anchor for the weekday morning and weekend newscasts. During his tenure at KGTV, he covered significant events such as the assassination of Mexico’s presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio, the 1994 Northridge earthquake and the Malibu firestorms.

Prior to KGTV, Chen was a general assignment reporter and substitute weekend anchor at KSEE-TV, the NBC affiliate in Fresno, California.

Before that, he served as a general assignment reporter and weekend anchor for KRNV-TV in Reno, Nevada. At KRNV-TV, Chen provided extensive coverage of major stories including the Oakland firestorms.

In 2002, Chen was honored by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism’s Workshop on Journalism, Race & Ethnicity for his series of news stories on Asian Americans. The pieces covered Asian American political power, the role of Chinese schools in shaping Chinese American children, and the forgotten heroes of Chinese American World War II veterans.

He received a San Diego Press Club award in 1995 for his story on "Area 51," the top secret military base in Southern Nevada used for testing highly sensitive military aircraft. UFO buffs believe the same area was used for alien research covered up by the government.

For his coverage of a same-sex commitment ceremony in San Diego, he received an award from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

Chen is a member of the Board of Directors for the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles, as well as The Asian Youth Center in San Gabriel and regularly serves as master of ceremonies for many community events in Los Angeles and throughout the San Gabriel Valley.

He attended the University of California at Los Angeles, and graduated from the University of California in San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. 

<![CDATA[Fritz Coleman ]]> Thu, 14 Jun 2018 15:40:40 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_176505_0071_Crop.jpg

Fritz Coleman is NBC4 Southern California's beloved weathercaster for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. He joined NBC4 in 1982 as the weekend weathercaster and two years later moved to weekdays, where he has been part of the longest-running evening news team with legendary journalists Chuck Henry, Colleen Williams and Fred Roggin. A Southern California broadcasting icon, he is renowned in the region for his extensive knowledge of weather, his sense of humor and affable personality.  Follow him on Facebook here
Fritz is the cornerstone of the NBC4 Weather Team that recently won two Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards for the station’s specials, El Nino: Currents of Change and Running Dry: California’s Historic Drought. He was honored by the Associated Press Television and Radio Association with the Stan Chambers Award for Extraordinary Achievement. Fritz has received countless accolades over the last three decades, including "Best Weathercaster" by nearly every major newspaper in Southern California, including the Orange County Register and four times in the Los Angeles Daily News.
In addition to his celebrated broadcast career, Fritz is well-known for giving his time to numerous charitable activities, and hosts hundreds of local events to raise awareness for services that benefit underserved communities. His involvement in NBC4's goodwill initiatives has been the foundation to the success of the station's community outreach, including Fritz's Holiday Lights which spotlighted festive neighborhoods lit up for the holiday season. His role in NBC4's Wishing Tree continues the seasonal tradition of spreading good cheer and generosity to many in need. Fritz is also featured as a proud example of the rewards of giving time with NBC4's signature community program, I Am A Volunteer.
His community work has been recognized by hundreds of prominent organizations, including a Humanitarian Award from the United States House of Representatives for his work with the American Red Cross, as well as honors from the Salvation Army, Shelter Partnership and others.
A long-time stand-up comic who regards Bob Hope and Johnny Carson as heroes, Fritz has done stand-up for decades at local comedy clubs. Fritz has appeared several times on the "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson and Jimmy Fallon. He had a number of series and specials that aired on NBC4 including “What a Week,” “It's Fritz,” “Fritz and Friends" and "The Perils of Parenting." He earned four Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards for his work.
Born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Fritz attended Salem College in West Virginia and Temple University in Philadelphia where he studied radio, television and film. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. Fritz lives in the San Fernando Valley and has three children and two grandchildren.

<![CDATA[Angie Crouch]]> Thu, 08 Nov 2018 11:38:38 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_174284_0379_Crop.jpg

Emmy Award winning journalist, Angie Crouch, joined NBC4 in 2004 as a general assignment reporter.  She reports weekly on NBC4 News at 11 a.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.  Her most recent news stories can be viewed here.  Follow her on Facebook here.

Over the years, she has been recognized for her coverage of the Inauguration of Barack Obama, the death investigation of Michael Jackson, California's massive Station fire and Mudslides, and the Earthquake in Haiti. Additional feature story highlights include, flying an F-16 with the U.S. Thunderbirds; reporting underwater in a Shark Cage; and following the story of Zac Sunderland, the youngest American to sail solo around the world.

Crouch takes pride in being of service to the community, which she believes is the core purpose of her role as a broadcast news reporter. She commends NBC4 for its long history of journalistic integrity and for giving her the autonomy required to deliver stories to the community that haven’t been heard.

Crouch has earned many awards for her work including, an Emmy for Best Documentary for "A Millionaire's Murder;" an Associated Press Award for "Teens Doin' Time;" a United Press International Award for "Living with AIDS;" a Los Angeles Press Club Award for breaking news coverage of the Los Angeles Wildfires; and a Los Angeles Emmy, Golden Mike and Los Angeles Press Club Award for "Year of Living Dangerously," the story of the youngest sailor to circle the globe.

Crouch is also a gifted poet, writer, photojournalist, and a passionate supporter of charitable causes for children.

She has received many awards from charitable groups including the Good News Foundation's Community Service Award for her fundraising efforts on behalf of the Agape Orphanage in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. She also spent a month living in a remote village in South Africa volunteering with AIDS orphans and was nominated for an Emmy for the story she shot and produced about the orphans.

She is currently working with a number of relief agencies helping victims of the Haiti Earthquake, is active in fundraising for the global Movember campaign to cure Prostate Cancer and runs a program called Steppin' Out! which introduces inner-city children to culture and arts. She serves on the Board of Directors for LACER after-school program in Hollywood, California.

She was also recognized by her alma mater Grand Valley State University with the "Distinguised Alumni Award" for her broadcasting career and charitable work.  

<![CDATA[Joel Grover]]> Mon, 04 Jun 2018 14:45:57 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Joel-NUP_182237_0620_Crop.jpg

Do you have a tip for Joel? Email him: Joel.Grover@nbcuni.com

Award-winning journalist Joel Grover has been an investigative reporter for NBC4 Southern California since 2003. He is nationally known for his undercover investigations, which often expose consumer fraud and government wrongdoing.  His most recent news stories can be viewed here. Follow him on Facebook here

Grover has won nearly every major award for investigative reporting, including the Peabody, the DuPont-Columbia, 20 Emmys, six National Edward R. Murrow Awards, two IRE (Investigative Reports and Editors) Medals, and three Society of Professional Journalists Medals.

His investigations have resulted in millions of dollars in refunds to consumers, changed laws, and sent people to prison. His expose of the Los Angeles County Health Department's restaurant inspection program prompted creation of an A-B-C grading system for L.A. County eateries. His reports on Jiffy Lube, the nation's largest car repair chain, resulted in nationwide changes in the company's practices and policies. His investigation of Southern California car dealerships resulted in prison sentences for six top managers and a settlement returning $1.5 million dollars to customers.

After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, Grover began his broadcasting career in Grand Junction, Colorado. Before coming to NBC4, he was an investigative reporter for KSTP in Minneapolis and KCBS in Los Angeles.

Most of Joel's Investigations start with a tip.  If you have a story for Joel to investigate email him Joel.Grover@nbcuni.com.

<![CDATA[Toni Guinyard]]> Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:59:28 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_154811_5914+INTERNETCROP.jpg

Toni Guinyard, an Emmy award winning journalist, joined NBC4 Southern California as a general assignment reporter in 2006.  She can be seen on the daily morning news "Today in L.A." from 4:00 to 7:00 a.m. and the 11 a.m. newscast. Her most recent news stories can be viewed here.

Over the course of her two-decade career, Guinyard’s work has earned her several honors, including three Los Angeles Emmy Awards for her live coverage of the Malibu Fires; her coverage that showcased the talents of senior citizens in Los Angeles; and for her story on “Microplastics.” She also received two additional Emmy Awards for being part of an “Outstanding Newscast” at NBC4. Her feature, “Empty Lots, Empty Promises,” highlighting the lack of redevelopment in South Los Angeles, also won her recognition as a national finalist for the 2007 Harry Chapin Media Awards.

She was honored again in 2011 by the Association of California School Administrators Region XVI for her outstanding coverage of public education. She also received Bronze Telly Awards for outstanding local programming for “The Teacher’s Hour” and for “Transforming Education with Superintendent Brewer,” in which she explored academic and educational policies within the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Additional honors include: an Associated Press Awards for spot news coverage of the Menendez trial and Malibu fires; a Golden Mike Award for coverage of the Los Angeles Riots; a Greater Los Angeles Press Club Award of Excellence for the “Menendez Verdicts;” and a New York Festival Bronze Award for “The King Verdicts.”

Guinyard is passionate about her role as a broadcast journalist. She relishes in the opportunities she has to integrate with diverse communities throughout Southern California and marvels at the community trust she has established as an ambassador of NBC4. She believes the community is eager to share their stories and is grateful that they confide in her to tell them.

When Guinyard is not out in the field reporting, she finds relaxation in cooking and baking. She also has a passion for teaching and once served as an adjunct professor at The University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. The daughter of life-long educators, Guinyard believes she would have become a teacher if she didn’t pursue her broadcast journalism career.

She is a graduate of Florida State University.

<![CDATA[Daniella Guzman]]> Wed, 27 Jun 2018 09:29:52 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_176204_0102_Crop.jpg

Daniella Guzman is a general assignment reporter for all newscasts and the co-anchor of NBC4’s morning newscast “Today in LA,” airing weekdays from 4:00 to 7:00 a.m. She is known for her dynamic reporting and genuine warmth that comes across on the air to help viewers start their day. Her most recent news stories can be seen here. Follow her on Twitter here

She broadcasted live for “Today in LA” from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, delivering local news and providing viewers with all access coverage of the games, including of the gold medal win for the U.S. Final Five gymnastics team. Guzman also brought viewers closer to the culture of Rio, showcasing iconic sites including Christ the Redeemer and the Selaron Steps.

Prior to joining NBC4 Southern California, Guzman worked for NBC5 Chicago and covered a fast-moving blend of the latest breaking news stories and issues important to local residents. Earlier in her career, Guzman was an anchor and reporter at the NBC affiliate KPRC-TV and Telemundo station KTMD in Houston.

Serving the community is a way of life for Guzman, from a young age she has volunteered her time to help others. Guzman remains active in the community and supports many causes throughout the Southland and abroad. She’s been recognized for her work, including the Excellence in Broadcast Journalism award by the National Hispanic Media Coalition.

A native of Texas, Guzman is also fluent in Spanish. She graduated with a B.A. in bilingual journalism and communications from the University of St. Thomas in Houston. She is married and has two daughters.

<![CDATA[Patrick Healy]]> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 14:08:42 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_154811_5172+INTERNETCROP.jpg

Patrick Healy is a general assignment reporter for NBC4 Southern California. Since joining NBC4 in 1984, Healy’s an iconic figure on the NBC4 weekly newscasts. He can be seen on the NBC4 News at 11 a.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. His most recent news stories can be viewed here. Follow him on Facebook here.

Known for his journalistic consistency and integrity, Healy is a dominant force in breaking news and reporting issues of consequence.  He reported from Las Vegas to cover the tragic mass shooting in October 2017. Healy is experienced at covering the legal system, and has reported gavel-to-gavel a number of high-profile court cases, dating back to the controversial trial that acquitted four police officers of excessive force in the landmark Rodney King case. He was the lead reporter on the Bryan Stow beating case and trial of his attackers, the trial of Conrad Murray, MD, as well as the student molestation case involving former Miramonte teacher Mark Berndt.

Healy reported a three-part series on the efforts of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to better rehabilitate parolees for life after incarceration. He is also well-known for his extensive reports about environmental issues in Southern California and beyond. He regularly reported about the California drought and its impact on the agricultural industry. NBC4 was recognized with a LA Area Emmy for “California Running Dry,” chronicling the statewide impact of the severe weather conditions.

Healy contributed to a “Life Connected” segment that profiled veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder assembling sensors intended to help reduce traumatic brain injuries among soldiers in combat areas.

Healy has won a number of honors for his exceptional reporting. In 2015, he was part of an NBC4 team that won a Los Angeles Area Emmy for “50 Watts,” a special about the historic riots of 1965. He was also part of an NBC4 team that won the 2012 Golden Mike for best spot news reporting for the situation surrounding Los Angeles Unified Police Officer Jeffery Stenrous. He has been honored twice by the Los Angeles Press Club for outstanding hard news reporting, a Golden Mike for best spot news coverage and a local Emmy for the arrest of the infamous “Night Stalker” suspect. He also received an Associated Press (AP) Award for best news writing and two AP Certificates for best miniseries and best spot news. In 2014, he was honored with a John Swett Award for his "Teacher Jail" investigation that exposed shortcomings in the school district process for handling allegations of teacher misconduct. 

Healy graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, which he credits for helping him grasp the scientific and mathematical elements of stories he’s encountered over the years. It was at UCLA that he developed a passion for reporting, holding a series of positions at the Daily Bruin Newspaper, working at KLAC Radio and interning for the Los Angeles Times. He began his career in broadcasting at KTTV as a writer/producer. 

An avid mountain biker and distance runner, Healy regularly emcees at local charitable and community events. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their two daughters.

<![CDATA[Chuck Henry]]> Tue, 28 Aug 2018 13:18:19 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_154811_2033+INTERNETCROP1.jpg

Chuck Henry is co-anchor of NBC4 Southern California’s NBC4 News at 5p.m., 6p.m. and 11p.m. Joining the station in 1994, his most recent news stories can be seen here. Follow him on Facebook here.

Known for his versatility, Henry has been lauded for both his hard news reports and for his lighter stories. In October 2017, he reported from Las Vegas to cover the worst mass shooting in modern history. He was one of the only television reporters allowed to visit and report from “the most bombed place on Earth,” the Nevada Test Site that was ground zero in America’s nuclear testing program. Henry’s report on security weaknesses on the backside of the Los Angeles Airport prompted the City Council to hire expert security consultants from Israel to assess and fix the problems. To expose the plight of domestic violence victims, Henry was the only reporter ever to be allowed into the secret Good Shepard Shelter and granted interviews with residents and managing staff.

Henry began his career in broadcasting in 1966 at KHVH-TV in Honolulu, where he was a reporter and anchor. He also worked for NBC affiliate KENI-TV in Anchorage, Alaska and NBC affiliate WMAQ-TV in Chicago. While there, he produced and hosted an on-air show titled, Your Army Neighbor, a community program featuring members of the military.

In addition to his work in local news, Henry was the executive producer and host of the Emmy award-winning "Travel Café,” a half-hour program that examines interesting places, cultures and cuisines. From 1984 to 1991, Henry was the host and producer of the popular travel magazine program, “Eye on L.A.” He has visited virtually every continent in the world as host of these programs.

Henry has won dozens of awards and honors for his work as an anchor, host, reporter, director and producer. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Television and Radio News Association and other awards include Los Angeles Area Emmys, Golden Mikes, Los Angeles Press Club Awards and a national Cable Ace Award for Best Host of a Series. His feature series “Rock ‘N Roll Treasure,” which highlighted an insider’s treasure trove of never before seen photos and memorabilia of rock icons landed Henry a Golden Mike, Los Angeles Press Club Award and Los Angeles Emmy nomination. Henry’s 2009 body of work earned him the Los Angeles Emmy Award for Outstanding Feature Reporting, which he received from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2010.

Henry volunteers for many charitable causes in the greater Los Angeles area. He is a licensed pilot and enjoys flying in his free time. A native of Los Angeles, Henry is married and has four children.

<![CDATA[Carolyn Johnson ]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:06:42 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_-164807_0381_Crop+Caroyln+Johnson1.jpg

Award-winning journalist Carolyn Johnson is the co-anchor of the NBC4 Southern California News at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Her most recent news stories can be viewed here. Follow her on Facebook here.

With more than 20 years of journalism and production experience, Johnson has worked both in front of and behind the camera, reporting and producing numerous programs and specials. In 2017, Johnson and Michael Brownlee anchored the 4 p.m. news from Washington D.C. in the days leading up to the presidential inauguration.
Known for her reporting on health and science, one of her most memorable assignments was in 2011 when she traveled to West Africa’s Sierra Leone to
cover maternal and child health issues. In 2017, Johnson contributed to a NBC4 Investigative Team story about the nationwide opioid epidemic.  

Over the course of her career, Johnson’s received several industry awards, including a 2015 Emmy for her work on the NBC4 special “50 Watts,” chronicling what happened before and after the riots of 1965. She co-anchored the station's coverage of the San Bernardino terrorist attack, which also won a 2015 LA Emmy. Other awards include an Emmy for Best Evening Newscast, multiple Golden Mikes, and the Eugene Block Journalism Award for Outstanding Coverage of San Francisco Human Rights Issues.
Prior to joining NBC4, she worked as an anchor and reporter at KGO-TV/ ABC7 for sixteen years in San Francisco. She also reported and anchored for KSBY in San Luis Obispo.

Her journalism career started at Stanford University’s campus radio station, which led her to local television station internships in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Johnson graduated from Stanford University with honors and holds B.A. degrees in psychology and communication. She is married and has two children.

<![CDATA[Robert Kovacik]]> Fri, 29 Jun 2018 10:12:22 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_154811_5317_Crop.jpg

Robert Kovacik is an anchor and general assignment reporter for NBC4 Southern California. He can be seen on the weekday evening newscasts at 5 p.m., 6 pm and 11 p.m. His most recent news stories can be viewed here. Follow him on Facebook here.

Kovacik is known for bringing viewers a local perspective and in-depth coverage to national and international events. Most recently, he traveled to Windsor Castle in England to cover the most anticipated wedding in recent times – the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex and a Los Angeles native. Kovacik covered the many sites and sounds leading up to the big event and interviewed dozens of Southern California locals who traveled overseas to be part of the celebration. He even received a royal welcome from Prince Harry – watch here.

Kovacik has also reported on many tragic events, including the Las Vegas mass shooting and Manchester, England terrorist bombing attack, both in 2017, as well as the Orlando mass shooting when a gunman opened fire in a night club in 2016. He also covered the Republican Convention in Cleveland, the near collapse of the Oroville Dam in Northern California and the 19 fallen firefighters of Prescott, Arizona.

He was NBC4’s correspondent for the 2013 Papal Conclave in Rome and the year before was assigned to the Summer Olympics in London; he was later honored by the British Consul-General of Los Angeles for his reporting of the Games. Kovacik also earned Emmy Awards for both international assignments, in Great Britain and Italy.

One of his most compelling live shots occurred right here in Southern California covering an extensive manhunt for an alleged murderer. The suspect suddenly appeared and surrendered to Kovacik while live on the air. His coverage of the event was recognized with an Edward R. Murrow Award, a Golden Mike and a Los Angeles Press Club Award for breaking and spot news reporting.

Kovacik's exclusive examination into the Los Angeles Fire Department’s 911 response times prompted the Mayor to call for an audit of the LAFD. His reporting on the investigation surrounding President Clinton’s impeachment was included in the Kenneth Starr Report, and his groundbreaking expose into overcrowded LA animal shelters helped force the city to change its laws.

Over the course of his career, Kovacik has been recognized with several industry accolades, including multiple Emmy, Golden Mike, AP and Murrow Awards. He received the Los Angeles Area Emmy award for outstanding hard news reporting in 2018 and was named Television Journalist of the Year in 2013 at the 55th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards. He is currently serving his third consecutive term as President of the Los Angeles Press Club, elected by his peers.

Early in his career, Kovacik became the youngest anchor in the nation's largest television market, New York City, when he was named anchor of KCET's overnight venture, “Nightworld.”

He is passionate about causes that impact Southern Californians and participates regularly in community events throughout the region. Kovacik is an avid supporter of animal-related causes and helps to raise awareness about the well-being of animals and the importance of pet adoption.

Kovacik is an honors graduate of Brown University and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where he also graduated with honors.

<![CDATA[Randy Mac]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:53:45 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/212*120/randyNUP_+164807_0482+copy.jpg

Randy Mac is an award-winning journalist and the consumer reporter for NBC4 Southern California’s Investigative Team. His most recent news stories can be viewed here. Follow him on Twitter here.
With more than two decades of journalism experience, Mac is known for his enterprise reporting. Since joining NBC4, Mac has helped Southern Californian’s recover or save millions of dollars through his investigative consumer reports.
His instinctual nature to read people and situations -- coupled with an insatiable curiosity to find answers -- serve him well to secure compelling stories that will protect and inform our viewers. In 2016, he helped an Orange County mother of four get an insurance settlement she deserved after suffering a back injury as a bus driver and was subsequently paralyzed during surgery. To watch this story, click here.
Prior to joining NBC4, Mac was a general assignment reporter for NBC 5/KXAS in Dallas from 2003 to 2014. He covered the slayings of Kaufman County prosecutor Mark Hasse, District Attorney Mike McClelland, and his wife, Cynthia McClelland, who were shot by a former Justice of the Peace.
Previously, Mac was a senior investigative reporter at KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City for six years. There, he was trained to storm track and in 1999 covered the first recorded F5 tornado in the area.
After graduating college, he began his career as a general assignment reporter at WSEE-TV in Erie, Pennsylvania, and then was an education reporter for WHIO-TV in Dayton, Ohio. Mac's most memorable interviews were on the campaign trail with former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton.
Over the course of his career, Mac has received numerous broadcast accolades including a Regional Emmy Award for Breaking News, Associated Press and many civic honors for his community involvement. He also was awarded top honors for his investigative piece about the cost of health care in city jails by the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters.
Mac grew up in Canton, Ohio. Carrying on a family legacy of civic engagement, he’s an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the Urban League, the Rotary International and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. He is fluent in Portuguese.
He holds a B.A. degree in speech communications from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He is married and has a son.

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<![CDATA[Mekahlo Medina]]> Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:29:44 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_154811_3155+INTERNETCROP.jpg

Mekahlo Medina is the co-anchor of the NBC4 weekend morning news “Today in LA," airing from 7:00 to 8:00 am, and is also the technology and social media reporter.  His reports can be seen weekdays on the NBC4 News at 11 a.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. His most recent stories can be viewed here. Follow him on Facebook here.

Medina joined NBC4 in 2006 and is one of the station’s most prolific social networkers. He’s also highly engaged with viewers on Google+, Pinterest, Instagram and Path, a mobile social network. He uses his news stories across multiple social media platforms in both the digital sphere and on television. He is also known for leveraging the ‘second screen’ experience by encouraging the station’s viewers to engage on Twitter and Facebook.

Medina joined NBC4 as an anchor and manager of “News Raw,” a news show that aired on the station’s digital channel, which focused on hyper local news coverage, culture, technology and social media. Coincidentally, Facebook and Twitter were taking off around the same time and Medina used these social media outlets to offer content that he reported on NBC4.

Prior to joining NBC4, Medina was a general assignment reporter for KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, KPNX-TV in Phoenix, and NBC television affiliates, KOB-TV in Albuquerque, and KTSM in El Paso.

Medina is the Interim Executive Director of CCNMA, Latino Journalists of California.  He is a member of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalist Association and the Native American Journalists Association.  Medina served as president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and also served as secretary of UNITY Journalists for Diversity.  He a prolific painter and enjoys writing poetry about the Latino experience.

Medina graduated from New Mexico State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and speaks Spanish fluently.

<![CDATA[Shanna Mendiola]]> Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:20:57 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_166459_0026+Shanna+Mendiola+copy.jpg

Shanna Mendiola is a Emmy Award-winning Meteorologist for NBC4 Southern California’s weekday morning newscast, “Today in LA,” airing from 4:00 to 7:00 a.m. A California native, Shanna delivers weather information that is timely and relevant to local viewers throughout the region. Follow her on Facebook here.

Since joining NBC4, Shanna has filled-in on a national level from 30 Rock for the TODAY Show, MSNBC LIVE and "Weekends With Alex Witt" covering Hurricane Joaquin and the historic Carolina Floods of 2015. Chasing storms is one of her favorite past times and when she's not in studio, you can see her out in the elements throughout Southern California along with the NBC4 Weather Team in the new NBC4x4Caster.
Her passion for science and technology began at an early age when her mother emphasized the importance of these school subjects. After college, she began her career in San Francisco and quickly began an upward progression in the Oregon and Colorado markets. There, she delivered weathercasts in everything from snowstorms to wildfires, and floods - including chasing tornadoes during severe weather along the Eastern Plains.
Prior to her arrival at NBC4, she worked at KDVR and KWGN in Denver, KGO-TV San Francisco and KTVZ-TV in Oregon.
Another strong interest of Shanna is helping people in need. Her community work spans wide, including supporting the Filipino community post-Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. Her work with children with disabilities includes support to the vision impaired, and she often speaks to students about careers in meteorology. She volunteers her time throughout Southern California for many events and social causes.
Shanna graduated from San Francisco State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio and Television. She also received a Meteorology Certificate from Mississippi State University. She is a member of the National Weather Association and the Asian American Journalist Association.
When not reporting the weather, Shanna enjoys encouraging others to live a healthy life style. Shanna is a blood clot survivor and in 2015 ran her first 5k as part of the TODAY Show's "Run For Today" campaign to promote blood clot awareness and prevention.

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<![CDATA[Conan Nolan]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 15:06:43 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_154811_5008+INTERNETCROP.jpg

Conan Nolan is a political reporter for NBC4 Southern California and anchor of 'News Conference,' the longest running political/public affairs program in Southern California television.  His reports can be seen on the NBC4 News at 11 a.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.  Joining the station 30 years ago, Nolan's most recent news stories can be seen here.  Follow him on Facebook here.

As NBC4's political reporter, Nolan covers state and local politics and is well-known for his interviews with top political leaders on 'News Conference,' which airs Sundays at 9 a.m.  Nolan covers news stories that have had a profound impact on the region, the state and the nation – from political debates, earthquakes ,fires to some of Los Angeles more famous freeway pursuits. Nolan has also reported on behalf of NBC News from Kuwait and Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and from Pakistan and the Afghan border during the invasion of Afghanistan. He also reported from Rome on the death of Pope John Paul the Second and from Lebanon on Arab reaction to the anniversary of September 11th. He received an Emmy Award for his reports on child refugees in the Pakistani frontier and a Golden Mike Award for a report on the South Pacific island nation of Tuvalu and the consequences of global warming.

Prior to joining NBC4, Nolan was a general assignment reporter at KSBW-TV, the NBC affiliate in Salinas, California. In 1981, he worked as a news reporter and weekend sports anchor for KSBY-TV in San Luis Obispo. Prior to that, he served as the assistant news director for KVEC-AM radio and political reporter for KCBX-FM radio also in San Luis Obispo.

Nolan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of California Davis. He grew up on a ranch in Los Osos Valley along California's central coast and attended schools in San Luis Obispo, plus two years of study at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He is married, has a son and lives in Glendale.

<![CDATA[Fred Roggin ]]> Fri, 04 May 2018 10:30:41 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_182237_0413_Crop.jpg

Fred Roggin is the award-winning weekday sports anchor for NBC4 Southern California. Joining the station in 1980, Roggin’s sports reports are featured Monday through Friday on NBC4 News at 6PM and 11PM. His most recent news stories can be seen here.  Follow him on Facebook here.

In addition to anchoring NBC4’s weekday sports news, Roggin is the host of ‘Going Roggin,’ a new 30 minute sports commentary program that airs Fridays at 3 p.m. and Sundays at 12 midnight, following the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. He is also the creator and host of ‘The Challenge,’ NBC4's live multi-platform half-hour post-game show, which immediately follows ’Sunday Night Football.’  Roggin also hosts his own radio show on The Dodgers radio station AM 570, weekdays from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

As the leading sports anchor in Southern California, he has earned more than 30 L.A. Emmy Awards, 22 Golden Mike Awards, three prestigious Associated Press Awards and numerous Press Club Awards for his sports segments, specials and series.

Roggin was also bestowed the Joseph M. Quinn Award for Lifetime Achievement from The Los Angeles Press Club in 2013, and inducted into the Southern California Sports Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame in 2014.

Roggin is one of the few local sportscasters nationwide who also works for the NBC Network during the Olympic Games. He was a network host and reporter for the Games in London, Vancouver, Beijing, Athens, Turin, Sydney, and Salt Lake.  He has covered every Olympics since 1984.

Roggin joined NBC4 as the weekend sports anchor and weekday reporter. In 1986, he became the station's primary sports anchor and reporter. Roggin expanded his role in 1985 when he created and became host and executive producer of ‘Sunday Night Sports.’

Well-known for his use of humor and satire in his sports reporting, Roggin created segments such as the ‘Hall of Shame,’ which featured video clips of humorous and unforgettable sports moments, and ‘Roggin’s Heroes,’ which highlights remarkable or extraordinary plays occurring in the world of sports. ’Roggin’s Heroes’ was developed into a nationally syndicated, weekly show in 1990.  The Roggin's Heroes segment continues to this day in his newscasts.

Roggin began his broadcasting career in 1976 as a sports anchor, reporter and play-by-play announcer for KIKO Radio in Globe, Arizona. In 1977, he became the sports anchor, reporter and sports director for KBLU Radio and KYEL-TV in Yuma, Arizona. The next year, he became the sports director and anchor for KVUE-TV in Austin, Texas, and during that same year moved to Phoenix, Arizona, to become the weekday sports anchor at KPNX-TV.

Originally from Detroit, Roggin was raised in Phoenix and attended Phoenix College, where he studied broadcasting. Roggin lives with his family in the San Fernando Valley.

Follow him on Facebook and Twitter @FredNBCLA.com.

<![CDATA[Tony Shin]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:16:39 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_154811_5413+INTERNETCROP.jpg

Tony Shin joined NBC4 Southern California as a general assignment reporter in 2013. As the Inland Empire Bureau Chief, he primarily covers stories originating from Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Shin can be seen on the NBC4 News at 11 a.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. His recent stories can be seen here. Follow him on Facebook here.

An Emmy award-winning reporter, Shin has covered a number of notable local stories with national reach, including the 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attack, and the capture of Christopher Dorner, in which he gave numerous live reports for NBC stations all across the country. He also was recognized for securing an exclusive interview with one of the injured victims of a deadly tour bus accident in San Bernardino in 2013.

Shin has been honored with nine Emmy awards, including breaking news, investigative reporting, general assignment reporting, on camera talent and team coverage. He also has received 10 Golden Mike awards, including one for writing.

He has been praised for his top-notch, breaking news skills and passion for his work. He believes it’s critical to earn viewer trust and does this by telling the most comprehensive, accurate and balanced story possible. He has been recognized for his stories around uncovering crime, corruption and public safety, especially one that exposed a San Diego police officer who tore up traffic tickets for his friend who was a deputy district attorney in San Diego.

Shin feels strongly about giving back to the community and volunteers his time emceeing several events, including the CASA of San Bernardino County’s “Care for Kids Run/Walk,” the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley’s “Walk for the Animals,” among others.

Prior to joining NBC4, Shin was a general assignment reporter for NBC’s San Diego affiliate, KNSD-TV, for nearly 10 years. He started his on-air career at KTVN-TV in Reno, followed by two years of reporting at WAGA-TV in Atlanta.

Shin was born in Seoul, Korea but later moved to Southern California and grew up helping his family run several small businesses. In his free time, he can be found on the golf course, following sports on TV or eating Korean food. He also enjoys beach days and soaking in the beautiful sunshine with his wife and two sons.

Shin graduated from the University of Nevada with a degree in broadcast journalism.

<![CDATA[Mario Solis]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:58:33 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_176204_0586_Crop.jpg

Mario Solis is NBC4 Southern California's award-winning weekend sports anchor and weekday sports reporter. His most recent news stories can be seen here. Follow him on Facebook here.

Solis has more than two decades of sports broadcasting experience. He has covered nearly every major sporting event, including the Olympic Games and the World Cup. In addition to his duties as sports anchor and reporter at NBC4, Solis is also recognized as the Spanish-language announcer for HBO’s “World Championship Boxing” and play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Rams on ESPN Radio 1330 AM.

Prior to joining NBC4, Solis worked as a sportscaster for the Telemundo Network and its owned Southern California station KVEA 52. He also was an executive producer and host on several network and local programs, including “Marcador Final,” which became the longest running and highest rated sports wrap-up show in Los Angeles.

Solis began his broadcasting career at KCBS in Los Angeles, where he briefly worked on the assignment desk and served as a field producer, before moving to NBC4 to become an editorial assistant. It didn’t take long before Univision spotted Solis and pursued him to join their company as a network news sports anchor. Solis later returned to Telemundo until he joined NBC4 in his current role.

During his career, Solis has fronted a number of sports-related radio shows and has picked up the microphone for countless national and international sporting events. He has been a Lakers special correspondent on TWC, sideline reporter for NBC’s Arena Football, the play-by-play announcer for Fox’s NFL Sunday-Latin America, Major League Soccer on Telemundo, host/analyst for Major League Baseball telecasts on KVEA and the blow-by-blow announcer for boxing telecasts on HBO, HBO PPV, Showtime, Fox Sports and FS1.

Solis has received numerous accolades for his work and for his efforts as part of a sports broadcasting team, including several local Area Emmys, Golden Mikes and a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Sports Reporting. He was also honored by the National Hispanic Media Coalition for excellence in broadcast journalism. And, he remains active in the Los Angeles-area community.

A Los Angeles native, Solis earned a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Southern California.