Laura Diaz joined FOX 11 KTTV and KCOP in May 2012. For more than two decades, Diaz has anchored, reported and produced for several flagship Los Angeles stations. She is a 14-time Emmy Award winner. After working in San Luis Obispo and Fresno fresh out of college, Diaz returned home to Southern California to work as a reporter and anchor at KABC and eventually KCBS. Diaz was born in Santa Paula and raised in Santa Clarita. She graduated from William S. Hart High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Lance Corporal Marco Barranco of Montebello was destined to serve his country. The photo was contained in a shrine at the Barranco Family home. Their memories now bittersweet after learning their only son was missing and presumed dead in a training exercise turned tragic in the Pacific Ocean.
44-year-old Jose Perez was no stranger to emergencies. As a firefighter and paramedic in the LA City Fire Department he saw it all. But never did he think his body would be attacked by a potentially fatal virus. Last weekend, the man known for his generous heart and great physical strength died due to complications with COVID-19. He was the first LA City Firefighter to die from the virus.
This Monday was the first day of COVID-19 testing at the South Gate testing center and already a long line of cars.
After reporting on the conditions inside of LA Apparel earlier this week, there is an update.
Fewer than two weeks after he was nearly killed in a terrible automobile accident while on duty, a Los Angeles Police officer was released from County-USC Medical Center on Tuesday. His fellow officers cheered him on as he was brought out in a wheelchair.
The last time I saw Bernie Parks he was still in office at LA City Hall, as a city councilman representing the 8th council district. That job followed his tenure as LAPD Chief.
Usually this month, Southern California is locked under a heavy cloud cover we commonly call "June Gloom."
At County USC Medical Center it was all hands on deck on May 16 when eleven LA City firefighters were rushed in after they were injured in a fiery explosion.
It was an interview four years in the making. Since April 21, 2016 the day Prince died suddenly, I had been trying to speak on the record with Apollonia Kotero. Apollonia is a local girl, but she became an international hit when the legendary Prince chose her as his co star for "Purple Rain." She was his muse and they remained close.
The Nawathe Family of West LA is like so many families all across Southern California. They've made plans for Mother's Day. There's talk of a Sunday dinner, surprises from the children ( 9-year-old Vihaan and 6-year-old Arya) for their mom, and excitement at being together.