About the Author
Stan Chambers: For sixty years Stan Chambers, KTLA’s Channel 5 News most beloved reporting icon, has come into Southern California’s (and sometimes the nation’s) homes. Stan’s career mirrors the birth of the first commercial TV station west of the Mississippi.
Backed by the driving force of KTLA’s ground breaking station manager, Klaus Landsburg, Stan covered some of the biggest stories to affect Los Angeles and the nation. It began with the Kathy Fiscus tragedy in 1949, where he covered the story live for 27 straight hours the first reporting of its kind to breaking the monumental Rodney King beating story that rocked the nation.
For the first time, Stan Chambers comes out from behind the camera and shares his thoughts behind his enduring career and highlights some of his over 22,000 stories. He’s still out there, mic in hand, because, as Chambers puts it, When you report news in Los Angeles, you are broadcasting to the biggest hometown in America.”
Hal Fishman: Hal Fishman was the lead news anchor at KTLA Channel Five News up to his death in 2009.
Tom Brokaw: Tom Brokaw is an American television journalist and author best known as the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004. He is the author of The Greatest Generation (1998) and other books and the recipient of numerous awards and honors. He is the only person to host all three major NBC News programs: The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and, briefly, Meet the Press. He currently serves as a Special Correspondent for NBC News and works on documentaries for otheroutlets.