Hal Eisner is in his 40th 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.
Hal talks to 1933 group Co-owner Bobby Green about the designer group that has renovated many of L.A.’s historic eateries and bars. Also, Andrew Meieran, the Owner of Clifton’s and Founder of The Neverlands joins Hal to discuss the renovation and re-launch of Clifton’s Republic. Nick Griffin, Executive Director of Downtown Center Business Improvement District joins Hal to talk about the function of the BID.
The FDA gave Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine booster emergency authorization for use in kids 5 to 11. Some local parents are divided on whether their kids will get the shot.
Sunday's attack at a church in Orange County has other places of worship asking what they can do to keep congregates safe.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Hal speaks with doctors about a potential mental health crisis in the U.S, and the COVID-19 pandemic's affects on mental health.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday announced LA has now entered Phase 3 of water conservation efforts.
It's a story that will make your skin crawl: Residents in Los Angeles are seeing rats running around their homes.
Hal talks with SkyFox reporter Stu Mundel about advances in helicopter reporting over the years; the founders of the Melrose Trading post as it celebrates its 25th anniversary; and leaders from Descanso Gardens about their new art exhibit.
The popular downtown LA flower market was buzzing with customers two days ahead of Mother's Day. People were getting their hands on big and beautiful bouquets for their moms, grandmas, aunts and sisters.
With crime up, everyone should be more aware of their surroundings, especially when taking a walk around the neighborhood.
A man with autism, collecting petition signatures in Lynwood was attacked Sunday. Thankfully he wasn't seriously hurt.