KABC-TV Newscasts
Debut: January 01, 1957
Debut: January 01, 1957

KABC-TV in Los Angeles presently broadcasts 51 hours and 25 minutes of locally produced newscasts each week. In 1957, "Lew Irwin Reports" debuts as the station's first locally produced newscast, which was broadcast Monday through Saturday at 11:00 p.m., and it ran about 15 minutes. In 1960, the station renamed its newscast: "The Southern California/Los Angeles Report". In 1962, the station renamed its newscast: "Channel 7 News". In February 1969, the station first adopted its Eyewitness News format to its newscasts, with Bill Bonds and Stu Nahan anchored its first newscast under that banner. In the early to mid 1970s, there had been a lot of anchors for Eyewitness News, and they were Joseph Benti, Barney Morris, John Schubeck and Judd Hambrick, and Stu Nahan at the time became the station's lead sportscaster. In August 1975, Eyewitness News gained its greatest growth when the station hired Jerry Dunphy as its lead anchor, and although initially paired with newcomer John Hambrick, Dunphy would later pair with Christine Lund from the late 1970s to 1986. In September 1980, KABC-TV became the first station to launched a 4 p.m. weekday newscast. In the mid 2000s, Eyewitness News' weather department launched the state of the art technology with its own Live MegaDoppler 7000. In 2005, KABC-TV became the first station to launch a new high-definition news helicopter: AIR7 HD, and it also had 2 new features: XTREME Vision & SkyMap 7 (which both debuted in February 2017). On February 4, 2006, KABC-TV became the first station in the state of California to broadcast its local newscasts in high-definition by using HD cameras in the studio. On May 31, 2016, KABC-TV added a 3 p.m. weekday newscast. On September 10, 2018, KABC-TV became the 3rd station in the market to expand its weekday morning newscasts to 3 hours, with addition of a half-hour at 4 a.m.

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