You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

York lands KTLA anchor slot

Jennifer York, who has spent the past five years surveying the Southern California freeways as air traffic reporter for “The KTLA Morning News,” is expanding her horizons to the anchor chair and will take over the controls of KTLA’s 11 a.m. weekday newscast from Michelle Ruiz.

Target date for the switch is June 2.

The anchor gig was offered to keep York from defecting to KCBS, which has coveted York for a morning news anchor slot, the station confirmed.

York will continue to handle her chopper duties weekdays from 5:30 to 9 a.m. in addition to the 11 a.m. job. Ruiz will now anchor only the 6 a.m. newscast, while the station’s 5-5:30 a.m. news is being scrapped in favor of a CNN feed beginning March 31, KTLA’s VP and G.M. John Reardon said.

“Jennifer had told us she wanted to do this,” Reardon said of York’s anchor assignment. “So we gave her a test and she just really aced it. And Michelle will now get to focus more time on investigative pieces. It works out well for everybody.”

If York proves adept in the anchor chair, Reardon did not rule out possible additional anchor slots in her future. One of those could ultimately be on KTLA’s “News at Ten,” where Hal Fishman has flown solo since fall.

More Scene

  • Tesse Restaurant Opens on L.A.'s Sunset

    Tesse Restaurant Takes on the Challenge of Making the Sunset Strip Hip Again

    Jennifer York, who has spent the past five years surveying the Southern California freeways as air traffic reporter for “The KTLA Morning News,” is expanding her horizons to the anchor chair and will take over the controls of KTLA’s 11 a.m. weekday newscast from Michelle Ruiz. Target date for the switch is June 2. The […]

  • Tiffany Haddish

    MTV Movie and TV Awards: The 10 Standout Moments

    Jennifer York, who has spent the past five years surveying the Southern California freeways as air traffic reporter for “The KTLA Morning News,” is expanding her horizons to the anchor chair and will take over the controls of KTLA’s 11 a.m. weekday newscast from Michelle Ruiz. Target date for the switch is June 2. The […]

  • Michael B. Jordan

    'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things' Reign at 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards (Full List)

    Jennifer York, who has spent the past five years surveying the Southern California freeways as air traffic reporter for “The KTLA Morning News,” is expanding her horizons to the anchor chair and will take over the controls of KTLA’s 11 a.m. weekday newscast from Michelle Ruiz. Target date for the switch is June 2. The […]

  • Brandon Flynn, Timothy Granaderos, Alisha Boe,

    Alisha Boe Says Brock Turner Case Was Her 'Bible' for '13 Reasons Why' Season 2

    Jennifer York, who has spent the past five years surveying the Southern California freeways as air traffic reporter for “The KTLA Morning News,” is expanding her horizons to the anchor chair and will take over the controls of KTLA’s 11 a.m. weekday newscast from Michelle Ruiz. Target date for the switch is June 2. The […]

  • Yara ShahidiMTV Movie & TV Awards,

    Yara Shahidi, Noah Schnapp, More Talk the Dangers of Social Media at MTV Awards

    Jennifer York, who has spent the past five years surveying the Southern California freeways as air traffic reporter for “The KTLA Morning News,” is expanding her horizons to the anchor chair and will take over the controls of KTLA’s 11 a.m. weekday newscast from Michelle Ruiz. Target date for the switch is June 2. The […]

  • A Night in the Writers' Room

    Parity Takes Center Stage at Variety's 'A Night in the Writers' Room' Drama Panel

    Jennifer York, who has spent the past five years surveying the Southern California freeways as air traffic reporter for “The KTLA Morning News,” is expanding her horizons to the anchor chair and will take over the controls of KTLA’s 11 a.m. weekday newscast from Michelle Ruiz. Target date for the switch is June 2. The […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content