Maybe its because I’m a sucker for police chases, I’ve always been a big fan of KCAL 9. In addition to being on top of car pursuits, they also seem to be good with covering any other local news. They also get brownie points since two of their staffers are active bloggers (web producer Darleene Powells writes news commentary, and cameraman Bryan Frank writes about life behind the scenes). And it doesn’t hurt that their evening news cast begins at 10pm, so I can save my 11pm hour for the Daily Show.
There’s also KNBC 4, which has the legendary Joel Grover whose investigative reports into corruption at the DMV, Jiffy Lube rip-offs, and vagrant health code violations at downtown markets, often cause actual goverment or corporate action to correct problems. NBC 4 also has News Raw, available online and on HD, frequently featuring local bloggers and raw feeds of press conferences and other breaking news, including today’s fire.
But as more and more Angelenos turn to the web for their news fix, I’m curious if anyone still regularly turns into one newscast over another, and why? Is it just a matter of what channel is already on, a preference for a weatherman, or maybe because one has the best sports coverage?
Which local TV news broadcast do you prefer?