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Ed Laskos is a featured reporter and fill-in anchor for the FOX 11 News at 5 and 10 o'clock.
Laskos has earned several Emmy Awards and numerous Emmy nominations along with several Golden Mike Awards from the LA Press Club. Professional recognition that comes from the unique style Laskos developed early in his career.
He's become known for his various catch-phrases, from "cuff'em and stuff'em" referring to an arrest, to ending each live report saying, "Back to West LA we go." And once you watch, you'll count yourself as one of Laskos' many loyal fans. It's not what he's saying, but how he's saying it. Simply put; Laskos talks to the viewers, not at them.
Since he joined the FOX 11 News team in 2000, Laskos has delivered live coverage of some of the biggest and most historic stories -- the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, the national funeral of President Ronald Reagan in Washington, the earthquakes of the Central Coast, the Angels World Series Championship, and the countless other memorable events that continue to shape the Southland each day.
And, in each of his live reports, Laskos always brings the viewers right into the story by letting them feel the sights and sounds of the event as it happens.
It's a style viewers have come to know and expect from Laskos, since he and television news have been together a long time. Laskos is now in his fourth decade of standing in front of a camera and talking into a microphone.
All through his career, Laskos has delivered award-winning live reporting from the blizzards of the Northeast to the hurricanes of the Gulf Coast, the twisters of tornado alley to the space shuttle launches at the Cape and Presidential politics in the Nation's Capitol. Laskos has been there with a style all his own.
His accomplishments before KTTV-TV, range from covering breaking news on the streets of such fast-paced cities as Washington DC, Houston, Boston, Orlando and Providence.
Laskos grew up in coal country in Northeastern Pennsylvania. After graduating high school, he answered the call to broadcasting. First, in front of a radio microphone, the TV cameras followed soon afterward.
When not tracking down new stories, Laskos proudly enjoys cooking (preferably Italian), reading (usually biographies) and music (always Sinatra!).