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Cheryl Kunin Fair is the president and general manager of KABC-TV, the ABC-owned local television station in Los Angeles.

Fair joined the station in 1994 to lead the local Eyewitness News operation. As vice president and news director for more than 20 years, she helped Eyewitness News become the No. 1 news operation in Southern California. Under her leadership, Eyewitness News set the standard for excellence in news coverage on broadcast and digital as well as reinforcing a strong tradition of commitment to the community. She was promoted to her current position in 2015.

During her tenure, the station has achieved many milestones in technology and news coverage, including the first HD newscast, the first HD news helicopter, and the first station to have Skymap aerial helicopter mapping technology. KABC is also the market leader in digital and social media and continues to have the largest Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube following of any local station in Los Angeles. The station has also created a team of Community Journalists assigned to both live in and cover underserved sections of the Southern California community.

A Philadelphia native, Fair is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and holds a bachelor’s degree in speech/communications. She is a member of the board of directors for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles as well as on the board of trustees for the CHLA Foundation.

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April 23, 2021

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Fonda Berosini
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‘On the Red Carpet at the Oscars® 2021’ Broadcasts Live From Union Station Los Angeles on Sunday, April 25

The Star-Studded Affair Will Air Across ABC Owned Television Stations and Will Be Televised in 86 Markets and Across 20 Countries Worldwide

The Pre-Show Red Carpet Begins at 4:00 p.m. EDT/3:00 p.m. CDT/1:00 p.m. PDT and Streams Live at OnTheRedCarpet.com (1:00-5:00 p.m. PDT)

‘The Oscars®’ Airs Live, Sunday, April 25, 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT on ABC

“On the Red Carpet at the Oscars® 2021” airs across ABC Owned Television Stations on Sunday April 25 (4:00 p.m. EDT/3:00 p.m. CDT/1:00 p.m. PDT), and will give viewers 6.5 hours of live Oscar® pre- and post-show coverage. The red carpet event will air in 86 markets and across 20 countries worldwide. The 93rd Oscars will air live on Sunday, April 25, on ABC at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT.

Hosted by George Pennacchio, who will welcome the stars to the Oscars red carpet outside Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles, with WABC-TV New York’s entertainment reporter Sandy Kenyon joining Pennacchio live from New York to share his annual Oscar winner predictions.

“On The Red Carpet” correspondents Karl Schmid, Roshumba Williams, Tony Cabrera, Rachel Brown, Jovana Lara, Veronica Miracle and Jory Rand will join George Pennacchio as they host the red carpet Oscar’s celebration live across multiple locations throughout Los Angeles.

The pre-show features fashion with supermodel Roshumba WIlliams and Jovana Lara taking a close look at this year’s designs, trends and fashion from the red carpet. Rachel Brown is teaming up with fashion expert Lawrence Zarian to give real people red carpet makeovers; Tony Cabrera will preview the Academy Museum; while Karl Schmid will be live in Downtown Los Angeles where he will premiere a short film, “Moving Forward” directed by Daniel Malikyar featuring the new S-Class from Mercedes-Benz.

Veronica Miracle and Jory Rand will host a fun social media interactive segment, where they will track celebrities’ social media accounts live, sharing highlights of the Academy nominees’ social accounts and activity as they prepare for their night at the Oscars.

Viewers will enjoy a unique interactive experience with the Swarovski Crystal Ball Quiz, plus get “Fast Facts” sponsored by Spectrum Mobile in the post-show.  

This year’s OTRC shines a light on diversity through “Oscar Voices,” which looks at representation and inclusion. Highlights include the following:

Disabilities in the Spotlight looks at representations of how the disability community is changing in Hollywood and how more often the actors portraying characters are living with disabilities themselves. Viewers will see interviews with past Oscar winner Marlee Matlin and Jack Jason – both executive producers of the nominated short film “Feeling Through,” and nominees Riz Ahmed and Paul Raci from “Sound of Metal.”

Oscar Diversity and Firsts features an interview with Charles King, CEO of Macro and producer of the Oscar-nominated movie “Judas and the Black Messiah.” He is part of the first all-Black producing team nominated for Best Picture. The piece also has an interview with Darnell Hunt, Dean of Social Sciences at UCLA. Hunt discusses the impact of having nine actors of color nominated this year, the first woman of color nominated for Best Director, and the first Asian American nominated for Best Actor.

Latino Representation features interviews with Mexican sound engineers Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc and Carlos Cortes who are nominated for “Sound of Metal.”  Film critic Carlos Aguilar talks about the need for greater Latino representation this year and some of the movies he feels were overlooked.

The evening does not end after the speeches and the awards. The night includes two “After the Awards” events.

George Pennacchio will host “On The Red Carpet After The Awards presented by Resorts World Las Vegas” (9:00-11:00 p.m. PDT). Film critics Claudia Puig and Tim Cogshell will join Pennacchio to analyze the results of the evening. The show’s presenting sponsor, Resorts World Las Vegas’ segment “What’s Next?,” will discuss the future of this year’s Oscar nominees. Viewers will hear from FX’s “Pose” star Billy Porter in a pre-recorded interview discussing the impact of “Pose” on society and the final season of the hit drama series. Supermodel Roshumba Williams and Jovana Lara return to critique the red carpet fashions of the star-studded evening and reveal “On The Red Carpet Best Dressed” winners.  

“On The Red Carpet After Dark” (11:35 p.m.-12:00 a.m. PDT) – Entertainment correspondents will recap the Oscar events, from red carpet interviews to winners and fashion. During the recap show, viewers will get a special look at the all-new Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.  

This year, “On The Red Carpet” will air across ABC Owned Television Stations and ABC affiliates, garnering over 60% U.S. coverage with added international coverage.

Follow @OnTheRedCarpet on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok for additional exclusive content including fashion galleries, interviews and more.

About KABC Los Angeles
ABC7 Los Angeles is Southern California’s No. 1 local news and information source. ABC7 is a leader in digital and social audience engagements and was the first station in the Los Angeles market to regularly broadcast news in high definition and also the first local television station in the United States to surpass 3 million Facebook followers. The station’s offices and studio are located in Glendale, California.

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March 24, 2021

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Fonda Berosini
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ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles Presents a Women’s History Month Town Hall, ‘Women’s Health’ To Address Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Impacting Women

The Town Hall Will Air on ABC7 on Thursday, March 25 (4:30 p.m. PDT)

Viewers Can Stream Live on abc7.com and ABC7’s connected TV apps on Amazon FireTVAndroid TVApple TV and Roku

KABC-TV, Southern California’s most-watched television station, presents a Women’s History Month one-hour town hall, “Women’s Health,” addressing racial and ethnic health disparities impacting women of color airing Thursday, March 25 (4:30 p.m. PDT). The event will be hosted by ABC7 Eyewitness News anchors David Ono and Ellen Leyva, who will present a panel of experts to answer viewers’ questions.

Studies show that women of color have worse health outcomes than white women, and nearly twice as many women of color describe themselves as being in fair or poor health. The panel of experts will address the importance of self-care specifically for women, access to health care, and how diseases and conditions that include diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer and obesity impact communities of color.

Panelists include the following:

  • Cynthia E. Muñoz, Ph.D., MPH psychologist, American Diabetes Association
  • Tracie Kimbrough, cancer survivor and “Reach to Recovery” volunteer, American Cancer Society
  • Dr. Karol Watson, cardiologist at UCLA Health, volunteer expert for the American Heart Association 
  • Dr. Sonal Patel, Allergy & Immunology, Allergy and Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, American Lung Association

The virtual town hall will air on ABC7 and viewers can stream it live on abc7.com, ABC7 Los Angeles app, and ABC7 Los Angeles connected TV apps for Amazon FireTVAndroid TVApple TV and Roku. A recording of the virtual town hall will also be available at ABC7.com and ABC7’s connected TV apps following the live stream.

About KABC Los Angeles
ABC7 Los Angeles is Southern California’s No. 1 local news and information source. ABC7 is a leader in digital and social audience engagements and was the first station in the Los Angeles market to regularly broadcast news in high definition and also the first local television station in the United States to surpass 3 million Facebook followers. The station’s offices and studio are located in Glendale, California. 

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January 15, 2021

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Fonda Berosini
Disney Entertainment, Networks
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ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a ‘2021 Kingdom Day Celebration’ in Collaboration With the Congress of Racial Equality of California and Presenting Sponsor Blue Shield of California

The Hour-Long Special Includes an Extraordinary Interview with Dr. King’s Son, Martin Luther King III

The Special Airs on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 (11:00 a.m. PST) and Streams Live on the ABC7 Los Angeles AppABC7’s Connected TV Apps on Amazon Fire TVAndroid TVApple TV, and Roku

ABC7 Los Angeles announces it will air “2021 Kingdom Day Celebration” special on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 (11:00 a.m. PST) to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event, which historically is a live parade that travels down the streets of South Los Angeles, will be an hour-long televised event hosted by ABC7 anchors Leslie Sykes and Rachel Brown. The special is presented by Blue Shield of California with organizing sponsor, Congress Of Racial Equality of California (CORE-CA).

The theme of this year’s Kingdom Day celebration is “Healing America.” According to the parade organizers, the meaning behind the theme is to “say or do only those actions which Dr. King himself would be saying or doing if he were here. Dr. King was about ‘healing and justice.’” 

The celebration includes a special interview with Dr. King’s son, Martin Luther King III. The special will walk viewers down memory lane, highlighting the past Kingdom Day parades, guest appearances, and commentary from previous grand marshals, Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti, U.S. representatives Maxine Waters & Karen Bass, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, performer and producer Debbie Allen, and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, (2017 KDP Grand Marshal). There will also be celebrity guest appearances and interviews with local newsmakers who will share the impact Dr. King’s dream has had on them.  

Viewers can also download the free ABC7 Los Angeles app and stream the celebration on Amazon Fire TVAndroid TVApple TV, and Roku.

ABC7 Los Angeles is Southern California’s No. 1 local news and information source. ABC7 is a leader in digital and social audience engagements and was the first station in the Los Angeles market to regularly broadcast news in high definition and also the first local television station in the United States to surpass 3 million Facebook followers. The station’s offices and studio are located in Glendale, California.

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October 14, 2020

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Fonda Berosini
Disney Entertainment, Networks
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Susan G. Komen® Orange County Teams Up With ABC7 for ‘Localish LA: Susan G. Komen Edition’ Special Presentation to Raise Funds and Awareness During Breast Cancer Action Month

Special on October 18 will Feature Messages from Survivors and Komen Leaders, and Community Supporters

IRVINE, Calif., (October 14, 2020) – Susan G. Komen® Orange County, the second largest Komen affiliate in the country, is teaming up locally with ABC7 for a half-hour special “Localish LA: Susan G. Komen Edition” news presentation in honor of Breast Cancer Action Month and the virtual MORE THAN PINK Walk. The special event will air Sunday, October 18 at 6:30 pm PDT, and will raise funds to support Komen breast health services, cancer support programs, and lifesaving research initiatives in Southern California. Every day in Orange County, five women are diagnosed with breast cancer and one woman dies of the disease. This is unacceptable, which is why Komen OC encourages community members to take action this month in support of those battling the disease, metastatic thrivers and survivors.

The television broadcast will include appearances by ABC7 anchors Coleen Sullivan and Jovana Lara as well as “The Bold Type” star Katie Stevens and “A Million Little Things” star James Roday Rodriguez. The broadcast will also feature Komen National CEO Paula Schneider, Kaiser Permanente physicians, and SoCal breast cancer survivors and metastatic thrivers, who will share personal stories and share how we can all take charge of our breast health.

“We are incredibly grateful for the partnership with ABC7 to help us talk about important breast health issues and raise funds during Breast Cancer Action Month,” said Megan Klink, CEO of Susan G. Komen Orange County. “Breast cancer doesn’t stop for a pandemic, and neither do we. This gives us an opportunity to reach a wider audience within our community and share information about breast cancer risks as well as raise vitally important funds for lifesaving research, direct patient support and critical advocacy programs.”

In an interview with KABC-TV, actress Katie Stevens discusses her breast cancer scare and Jane Sloan, the character she plays in “The Bold Type,” who is dealing with a breast cancer gene diagnosis that led to her character having a preventative double mastectomy in the series. “I love getting to tell this story to share with people who might not have a close-knit relationship to cancer … by watching it, they not only see someone who’s going through it but also get the information to take care of themselves.”

The impact of COVID-19, including rising unemployment, quarantines and an overburdened healthcare system, are causing the perfect storm for breast cancer patients who have questions or need care. Funds raised through the televised event will address urgent needs in the Southern California community. The goal is to raise $500,000, as part of the nonprofit’s MORE THAN PINK Walk signature fundraiser, for important programs and services provided to women in Southern California.

Susan G. Komen supports Southern California patients, caregivers and survivors with resources including patient navigation, research, wigs, transportation, diagnostics services, education and financial assistance. Tune in on Sunday, October 18 at 6:30 pm, to learn more about how, together with Susan G. Komen, we can all make a difference in our local community.

About Susan G. Komen® and Komen Orange County
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease.  Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026.  Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Orange County is working to better the lives of those that face breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen Orange County MORE THAN PINK Walk, Komen Orange County has invested more than $42 million in community breast health programs and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research.  For more information, visit komenoc.org.

About ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles
Located in Glendale, California, ABC7 Los Angeles is Southern California’s No. 1 local news and information source. A prominent leader in digital and social audience engagements, ABC 7 was the first station in the Los Angeles market to regularly broadcast news in high definition and also the first local television station in the United States to surpass 3 million Facebook followers. The station continues to proudly serve its community with deep partnerships including its exclusive local broadcast of the Los Angeles Rams and LA Pride. An award-winning station, ABC7 was most recently honored with four 2020 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) for news coverage, receiving the distinction for Overall Excellence, Breaking News Coverage, Excellence in Video, and Best Newscast; in addition to the 2020 National Edward R. Murrow Award for Breaking News Coverage in Large Market Television.

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October 12, 2020

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Fonda Berosini
Disney Entertainment, Networks
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ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles Win 2020 National Edward R. Murrow Award for Breaking News Coverage in Large Market Television

KABC-TV, Southern California’s most-watched television station, has been awarded a 2020 National Edward R. Murrow Award by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) for Breaking News among large market. The awards were announced live in a first-ever virtual awards ceremony held the evening of Saturday, Oct. 10. The Edward R. Murrow Awards are among the most prestigious in broadcast and digital news and recognize the work of the highest quality produced by radio, television and digital news organizations around the world.  

The station received the distinction for Breaking News Coverage for its special edition of Eyewitness News coverage, “Easy/Hill Fires and Red Flag Warning/High Winds.” KABC reporters were on the scene covering real-time devastation of the “Easy Fire” that erupted and spread across Ventura County, endangering communities, animals, commuters and threatened the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library located in Simi Valley. Reporters battled fierce winds as they also covered the “Hill Fire,” which blazed through Jurupa Valley, prompting additional emergency evacuations. 

“Our commitment to providing the best breaking news coverage is a hallmark of Eyewitness News,” said Cheryl Fair, president and general manager at KABC-TV. “I am grateful our team’s hard work has been recognized by both the regional and prestigious National Edward R. Murrow Awards.”

Earlier this year, KABC-TV received the Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for its breaking news coverage of the “Easy/Hill Fires and Red Flag Warning/High Winds,” as well as the distinction for Overall Excellence, Excellence in Video, and Best Newscast. The four award-winning entries advanced to the National Murrow Award competition, in which KABC prevailed as winner in the breaking news coverage among large markets. 

About ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles 
Located in Glendale, California, ABC7 Los Angeles is Southern California’s No. 1 local news and information source. A prominent leader in digital and social audience engagements, ABC 7 was the first station in the Los Angeles market to regularly broadcast news in high definition and also the first local television station in the United States to surpass 3 million Facebook followers. The station continues to proudly serve its community with deep partnerships including its exclusive local broadcast of the Los Angeles Rams and LA Pride. An award-winning station, ABC7 was most recently honored with four 2020 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) for news coverage, receiving the distinction for Overall Excellence, Breaking News Coverage, Excellence in Video, and Best Newscast.  

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October 1, 2020

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Fonda Berosini
Disney Entertainment, Networks
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ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles to Broadcast the Los Angeles County District Attorney Debate: Jackie Lacey and George Gascón

Event Is Co-Sponsored by the Pat Brown Institute (PBI) for Public Affairs at Cal State LA, ABC7, League of Women Voters of Los Angeles City & County and in Partnership With Univision Los Angeles

KABC Anchor Marc Brown to Moderate Debate Live on Saturday, Oct. 3

Jackie Lacey; George Gascón

KABC-TV Los Angeles, the most-watched station in Southern California, will air a commercial-free Los Angeles County District Attorney debate on Saturday, Oct. 3 (9:00-10:00 p.m. PDT), between incumbent Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey and former San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón. The event is co-sponsored by the Pat Brown Institute (PBI) for Public Affairs at Cal State LA and the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles City and County.

ABC7 anchor Marc Brown will moderate the debate and will be joined by ABC7 Eyewitness News reporter Adrienne Alpert and Univision Los Angeles anchor León Krauze, who will act as interviewers. The 2020 LA County District Attorney campaign is one of the most closely watched district attorney races in the country.

ABC7 partnered with Univision Los Angeles to rebroadcast the debate in Spanish on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 2:00 p.m. PDT via its flagship station KMEX-TV, as well as simulcast on its news/talk radio station KTNQ 1020 AM. It will also be live-streamed on univision34.com.

The debate will be held as a virtual one-hour event that will air on ABC7 and be streamed live on abc7.comABC7LA appABC7’s Connected TV Apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Hulu and Roku.

The Pat Brown Institute (PBI) for Public Affairs at Cal State LA is a nonpartisan, presidentially chartered institute dedicated to the quest for social justice and equity, enlightened civic engagement, and an enhanced quality of life for all Californians.

The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles City and County is a non-partisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

About KABC Los Angeles
ABC7 Los Angeles is Southern California’s No. 1 local news and information source. ABC7 is a leader in digital and social audience engagements and was the first station in the Los Angeles market to regularly broadcast news in high definition and also the first local television station in the United States to surpass 3 million Facebook followers. The station’s offices and studio are located in Glendale, California.

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California State University, Los Angeles
Robert Lopez
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Carol Eisner, Media/PR Chair
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September 25, 2020

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Fonda Berosini
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ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles Hosts a Panel Discussion With Election Experts to Educate and Address Viewers’ Voting Concerns

Special Guest Actor Kal Penn Joins Town Hall to Discuss Why the Millennial Vote Matters

‘Your Voice Your Vote: Make Your Vote Count’ Virtual Town Hall Will Air on ABC7, and Stream Live Sept. 26 at 9:00 p.m. PDT

Viewers Can Stream Live on abc7.com and ABC7’s connected TV apps on Amazon FireTVAndroid TVApple TV and Roku

ABC7/KABC-TV presents “Your Voice Your Vote: Make Your Vote Count” town hall to discuss the upcoming election and answer numerous questions raised by viewers about the voting system. The one-hour town hall will air SATURDAY, SEPT. 26 (9:00 p.m. PDT) on ABC7 and across ABC7’s connected TV apps. The town hall will be hosted by ABC7 anchor Marc Brown.

Brown will address numerous voting concerns ABC7 is hearing from the community. He will help viewers understand the myths versus the facts as he delves into numerous topics of concern with the panel of experts. The panel is prepared to answer questions if voting is safe from fraud, the impact on marginalized and non-speaking English communities who don’t vote and the inequities that exist, concerns around in-person voting during the pandemic, how to reach and educate millennials on the importance of how their vote matters and many other concerns.

ABC7 anchor Phillip Palmer will break down everything viewers need to know about important voter deadlines, how to register to vote, check voter registration, and successfully cast and track their ballot.

Community journalist, Sophie Flay will speak to actor Kal Penn, who is the host of Freeform’s new election-themed series “Kal Penn Approves This Message,” which premiered Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 and is available on Hulu. Penn will discuss the non-partisan, multiplatform unscripted comedy series which explores issues relevant to millennial and Gen Z voters.

Panelist include the following:

  • Neal Kelley, Registrar of Voters for Orange County, California, the fifth largest voting jurisdiction in the United States, serving more than 1.6 million registered voters.
  • Dean C. Logan, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Los Angeles County, the largest and most complex election jurisdiction in the nation, serving more than 4.3 million registered voters
  • Jonathan Mehta Stein, executive director of California Common Cause, and a civil rights attorney and long-time democracy reform advocate
  • Diana Colin, director of Civic Engagement at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) and the program director with the CHIRLA Action Fund
  • Allen Edson, president, NAACP Pasadena
  • Michael Alvarez, professor, political and Computational Social Science, CalTech and a fellow of the Society for Political Methodology

The virtual town hall will air on ABC7 and stream LIVE at abc7.com, ABC7 Los Angeles app and ABC7 Los Angeles connected TV apps for Amazon FireTVAndroid TVApple TV and Roku.

About ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles
Located in Glendale, California, ABC7 Los Angeles is Southern California’s No. 1 local news and information source. A prominent leader in digital and social audience engagements, ABC 7 was the first station in the Los Angeles market to regularly broadcast news in high definition and also the first local television station in the United States to surpass 3 million Facebook followers. The station continues to proudly serve its community with deep partnerships including its exclusive local broadcast of the Los Angeles Rams and LA Pride. An award-winning station, ABC7 was most recently honored with four 2020 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) for news coverage, receiving the distinction for Overall Excellence, Breaking News Coverage, Excellence in Video, and Best Newscast.

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September 18, 2020

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‘On the Red Carpet at the Emmys’ Sets the Stage for an All-Star Virtual Night Affair

Pre-show Airs Sunday, Sept. 20, Across ABC Owned Television Stations, and Streams at OnTheRedCarpet.com at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT

“On The Red Carpet at the Emmys®,” the pre-show for the “72nd Emmy® Awards” airs across ABC Owned Television Stations and will give viewers virtual access to the night’s shows, nominees, presenters, fashion trends and unique first-ever behind-the-scenes look at some of the Emmy-nominated series on Sunday, Sept. 20. The red carpet celebration will be hosted by ABC7 Los Angeles entertainment reporter, George Pennacchio, who will appear on a virtual red carpet located at the KABC broadcast center’s studio in Glendale, California.

Pennacchio will be joined by “On The Red Carpet” reporter Karl Schmid and fashion expert, supermodel Roshumba Williams. Contributing entertainment reporters will appear from their respective studios are WABC-TV New York’s Sandy Kenyon, WLS-TV Chicago’s Janet Davies and WPVI-TV Philadelphia’s Alicia Vitarelli.

The pre-show will feature interviews with Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel, and Emmy nominees Barbara Corcoran (ABC’s “Shark Tank”) and Billy Porter (FX’s “Pose”), while taking a closer look at some of this year’s Emmy-nominated shows and actors. “OTRC” will also take viewers on a virtual behind-the-scenes journey, from a look at the diversity of the Emmy nominees who work behind the scenes to visiting a $4.75 million penthouse used as a location in three different Emmy-nominated series: “Homeland,” “The Morning Show” and “Westworld.”

Supermodel Roshumba Williams examines how the pandemic has transformed the traditional red carpet fashion to a virtual red carpet fashion show, before naming her top seven all-time favorite Emmy red carpet fashion looks.

Other red carpet special features will include entertainment reporter Sandy Kenyon from New York City discussing the Hulu nominees as well as his predictions. Janet Davies in Chicago will take a look into “The Mandalorian,” one of the nominees for Outstanding Drama Series; and Alicia Vitarelli in Philadelphia will bring viewers an intimate look at actress and nominee Cate Blanchett (FX on Hulu’s “Mrs. America”).

“On The Red Carpet at the Emmys” multiplatform coverage as is follows:

WABC5:30-6:00 p.m. EDT
KABC4:00-5:00 p.m. PDT
WLS4:00-5:00 p.m. CDT
WPVI5:00-5:30 p.m. EDT
KTRK4:00-5:00 p.m. CDT
KGO4:00-5:00 p.m. PDT
WTVD2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT
KFSN4:00-5:00 p.m. PDT

Viewers can stream the pre-show live at OnTheRedCarpet.com at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT.

About KABC Los Angeles
ABC7 Los Angeles is Southern California’s No. 1 local news and information source. ABC7 is a leader in digital and social audience engagements and was the first station in the Los Angeles market to regularly broadcast news in high definition and also the first local television station in the United States to surpass 3 million Facebook followers. The station’s offices and studio are located in Glendale, California.

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September 10, 2020

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ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles Presents a Live-Stream Town Hall to Discuss How to Manage Mental Health During the Pandemic

Virtual Town Hall Will Stream Live Today, Sept. 10 (3:30 p.m. PDT)

Viewers Can Exclusively Stream Live on abc7.com and ABC7’s connected TV apps on Amazon FireTVAndroid TVApple TV and  Roku

Cheryl Grills, Ph.D.; Dr. Luis Sandoval; Laura Gerson

KABC-TV, Southern California’s most-watched television station, presents a half-hour virtual town hall to discuss coping with mental health during the pandemic on THURSDAY, SEPT. 10 (3:30-4:00 p.m. PDT). The town hall will be led by ABC7 Eyewitness News reporter Denise Dador, who will present a panel of experts who will answer viewers’ questions.

The panel of experts will focus on helping families cope with the current reality of stresses that include depression, anxiety, fear and uncertainty, and provide advice on how to manage the impact the pandemic has had on mental health. They will speak specifically to parents who have seen their roles transform to stay-at-home workers with added responsibilities to support their families as teachers, IT support, playmate, cook, etc. Additionally, the panel experts will share health tips for individuals that live alone and may be suffering from months of isolation and minimal physical contact with peers.

Viewers are encouraged to submit questions at abc7.com/coronavirus and click “Ask the doctor.”

Panelists include the following:

  • Luis Sandoval, psychiatrist, Kaiser Permanente Orange County Medical Center
  • Cheryl Grills, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, Loyola Marymount University
  • Laura Gerson, parenting blogger and influencer at MomAngeles, CEO and co-founder of Nix|Gerson Media

The virtual town hall will exclusively stream LIVE at abc7.com, ABC7 Los Angeles app and ABC7 Los Angeles connected TV apps for Amazon FireTVAndroid TVApple TV and Roku. A recording of the virtual town hall will also be available at ABC7.com  and ABC7’s connected TV apps following the live stream.

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