New anchor will head 10 p.m. newscast

KTLA has officially tapped Emmett Miller to replace the late Hal Fishman as anchor of its 10 p.m. newscast.

Miller has been considered a candidate for the gig since September, when Carlos Amezcua — who had been thought of as a likely Fishman successor — jumped to rival KTTV (Daily Variety, Sept. 5). Miller has been handling the anchor duties on an interim basis since then.

Leila Feinstein, who’s been co-anchor of the 10 p.m. “Prime News,” will continue in that role.

By choosing Miller, KTLA has opted for inhouse talent rather than shell out megabucks for a superstar anchor. Miller has been with the station since 1999, most recently co-anchoring the station’s early morning newscasts.

Journo joined the station from Boston Fox affil WFXT, where he was weekend anchor. He’s also held gigs at stations in Chicago and Cleveland.

(Michael Schneider contributed to this report).

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