Posted Aug 10 2015 03:28PM PDT
Award-winning journalist Rick Lozano has been a fixture on Los Angeles television since 1986. He's a sports anchor for FOX 11 News... and your very own "Empire Man", reporting from the Inland Empire area in the mornings.
Lozano is a native of San Antonio, Texas where he broke into the broadcast industry at the age of nineteen while only a sophomore in college.
He started his career in 1972 as a radio newscaster for KONO/KITY, before making the jump into television.
His TV career began at ABC affiliate KSAT-TV, where Rick was a general assignment reporter and weekend sportscaster. Within a short time, he became the regular weekday sportscaster until jumping to cross-town station KMOL the NBC affiliate as that station's six o'clock news sportscaster. All the while, Rick also worked as sportscaster for radio stations KLLS/KCCW.
Rick worked twelve years in San Antonio winning several statewide awards for best sportscaster and for his sports reporting.
In 1986, Rick was lured to the West Coast by KABC-TV as a weekend sportscaster. He later became that station's weekday four o'clock sportscaster, where he received Emmy nominations for his work as both an anchor and reporter while covering local, national and international events all over North America. Lozano's stay at KABC lasted thirteen years.
In 1999, Rick made the switch from sports to news, joining the FOX 11 team as morning reporter for both FOX 11 Morning News and Good Day LA. He occasionally can been seen filling in at the sports anchor desk.