Anchor Dunphy moors at KCAL

Veteran L.A. anchorman Jerry Dunphy will return to KCAL in October.

There’s no decision yet on which newscasts Dunphy will anchor, according to KCAL news director Dennis Herzig. Earlier this month, KCAL tapped a new female anchor, Terri Merryman, and Herzig says there’s a “definite possibility” that the station will add another newscast to its schedule. At present, KCAL programs news at noon, 2 p.m. and in primetime.

Dunphy, who’s been a fixture on the L.A. news scene since 1960, spent five years with KCAL before leaving for a three-year deal with KCBS in January 1995. He left KCBS under a cloud in March 1996 when the station scrapped the 4 p.m. newscast he had been anchoring (Daily Variety, March 19, 1996). Dunphy’s return to KCAL coincides with the expiration of his lucrative $1.25 million-per-year contract with KCBS.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More TV News from Variety

Loading