Hal Eisner is in his 41st year on television in Los Angeles. Most of those years have been spent on FOX 11 News and KCOP13.
Hal has received numerous journalism awards over the years including Emmys, Golden Mikes, honors from The L.A. Press Club, The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and The Associated Press. Among his AP honors, Hal received a Lifetime Achievement Award known as the Stan Chambers Award for Extraordinary Achievement.
Hal Eisner created the nationally recognized mentoring program Camp News which was previously known as APTRA Academy. Each year it draws aspiring reporters and anchors from all over the country and has been a labor of love for the past two decades.
Hal started reporting news on the radio in his home state of Texas. It was when he became a correspondent for CNN in the early '80s that he came to Los Angeles and turned his attention to television.
Eisner is on the National Board of SAG-AFTRA and has been active in the union for many years. He was also on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and served as a Vice Chair of ATAS. He was President of Associated Press Television Radio Association (APTRA) and continues to be very active in the industry.
West Covina and a few other SoCal cities made the list of the safest cities in the US.
Brandon Tsay, the man who disarmed accused gunman Huu Can Tran in Alhambra after Tran killed 10 in Monterey Park, was honored at the Alhambra Lunar New Year Festival Sunday.
Hal Eisner is joined by Christina Yang, the general counsel and pro bono director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice in Southern California. She talks about how the Monterey Park community is coping with the impact of this mass shooting.
Hal discusses the 100th anniversary of the Rockhaven Sanitarium, and the effort to preserve the facility and turn it into a park and museum.
Now that the rain has moved out, crews are working to repair numerous potholes on Southern California freeways and roads.
When asked, "What do we have to do to make things better?" 8-year-old Matilja Moran said, "I know for a fact that love always can beat hate because hate isn’t really that powerful."
Hal talks with teachers and students about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on learning.
FOX 11's Hal Eisner spoke with SoCal egg farmers, who say 40 million chickens have been euthanized across the country due to the bird flu.
FOX 11's Hal Eisner shares the sights and sounds of Rose Parade's Floatfest.
Rescuers say rushing water in Lytle Creek - moving at about 10 to 12 mph - put a man, woman and 11-year old girl in danger.