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KCAL-TV is an American independent television station located in Los Angeles, California, and owned by CBS News. The station airs many news programs reported by its talented roster of male journalists. This article is dedicated to the employees of KCAL-TV who have put in time and effort to make it one of the most successful news stations in the nation.
Male Anchors of KCAL News
Juan Fernandez is an award-winning anchor for the news station KCAL in Los Angeles. He has served as both a weathercaster and anchor on the CBS2 and KCAL News stations. Before moving to Los Angeles from Miami, he served as a general assignment reporter for WSVN-7, WLTV-23/Univision, and the Telemundo Network. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and Broadcast Journalism from Florida International University.
Chris Holmstrom is an Emmy Award winning journalist. He can be seen anchoring and reporting on KCAL News. He loves to write and tell stories that matter to the viewer. Holmstrom has previously worked for KNDU-TV and KOIN-TV. He got Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Broadcast Journalism from Northern Arizona University.
Jeff Vaughn is an award-winning anchor and reporter who has been a part of the KCAL News team since November 2015. A four-time Emmy winner, he has lived in Kansas, Colorado and graduated from Kansas State University. He began his career in broadcasting with KNSS Radio in Wichita, Kansas. Jeff now hosts the KCAL News at 8 and 10 p.m. and is a beloved figure in the industry.
Tom Wait is a news journalist and highly skilled reporter who has covered some of the biggest news events of recent years. He began his career at News 12 The Bronx and News 12 Brooklyn back in 2003. He joined KCAL News in March 2013 as a general assignment reporter. Wait has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University.
David Goldstein is an investigative reporter and respected veteran of the industry who has been honored with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California and the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Los Angeles Press Club. During his more than three decades in LA, Goldstein has won 10 Emmy Awards and 20 Golden Mike Awards. He grew up in the suburbs of New York City and graduated from George Washington University with a degree in Journalism and Broadcasting. David is widely celebrated as one of the best investigative reporters in Los Angeles.
Jim Hill is one of the most respected sports anchors in the nation, and is recognizable for his appearances on KCAL’s weekday 6 and 11 pm newscasts and hosting the weekend editions of “Sports Central”. He started his career as a sportscaster with CBS2 in 1976 and previously played defensive back in the National Football League. Hill has earned many accolades through his career and was even recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006.
Jeff Nguyen serves as a journalist for KCAL News, having graduated from UCLA with a degree in Political Science with an emphasis on American Government. He started his journalism career as a news writer for KCAL News during his senior year and has gone on to achieve many accolades as he went on to work for Access Hollywood and KNBC-TV in Los Angeles. His impressive resume includes the Golden Mike Award and an Associated Press/Mark Twain Award for Investigative Reporting.
Ross Palombo is an award-winning journalist and anchor who is currently covering the biggest stories for KCAL News. Before joining KCAL, he anchored the overnight news, Up to the Minute, and The CBS Morning News, making history as he was the first person to cover LGBTQ+ issues on a national newscast. His impressive career has seen him work at various stations including KRON in San Francisco, KNXV in Phoenix, and WHBQ in Memphis.