KCAL gets familiar face

Jackson returns to station, will head nightly newscasts

Local anchor David Jackson has returned to Viacom-owned KCAL, where he’ll lead the indie station’s 8 and 10 p.m. newscasts alongside Pat Harvey.

Jackson joins KCAL from KABC, which he left earlier this year. Kerry Kilbride, who had been anchoring the newscasts, will move to 9 p.m., with Sylvia Lopez.

As part of the shuffle, Dave Clark, who had been anchoring the 9 p.m. newscasts, will move to KCAL’s Saturday and Sunday 9 p.m. news.

Jackson had previously spent eight years at KCAL, joining the station in August 1989. He previously anchored the 9 p.m. weekday newscast with Harvey before leaving in the late ’90s to join KABC.

Jackson’s resume also includes stints at KATU Portland, Ore.; KPIX San Francisco; and WTVJ Miami.

“David played a vital role in the launch of our primetime news franchise in 1990 and helped to put the station on the map with his live reports from the Middle East during the Persian Gulf crisis and war,” said KCBS/KCAL prexy-general manager Don Corsini. “We look forward to having David pick up where he left off.”

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