Tuesday, August 25, 2009
KTLA Taps Micah Ohlman and Victoria Recano For Top Anchor Slot
Tribune-owned Los Angeles outlet KTLA has hired former KABC anchor Micah Ohlman and “The Insider” correspondent Victoria Recano to serve as its new marquee anchor team.
Ohlman and Recano will take over KTLA’s signature 10 p.m. “Prime News” and its newer 6:30 p.m. newscast starting sometime in September.
The duo replace KTLA’s most recent anchor duo of Emmett Miller and Leila Feinstein. Miller had already been reassigned back to KTLA’s early morning newscasts, while KTLA hasn’t yet commented on Feinstein’s future with the station.
Ohlman had been rumored to be in line for a top local anchor gig – including KTLA – since departing KABC earlier this year. Ohlman, the nephew of recently departed KNBC star Paul Moyer, had previously anchored KABC’s weekend newscasts since 2002.
Recano, meanwhile, has spent the last four years on “The Insider.” Before that, she was a correspondent for “Inside Edition,” as well as a reporter and anchor for Bay Area-based KNTV. She also worked as a reporter and anchor for TechTV and ZDTV, and began her career at St. Louis’ KPLR.
Feinstein was a sports anchor for KTLA before being tapped to anchor the 10 p.m. newscast alongside the late Hal Fishman. Miller was brought in from the morning newscast to anchor alongside Feinstein following Fishman’s death in 2007.
The changes were announced Monday by KTLA president/general manager Don Corsini and news director Jason Ball.