NEWS ANCHOR KENT SHOCKNEK RECOGNIZED FOR 36-YEAR CAREER IN JOURNALISM AND SERVICE TO LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Photo: Scott Diener, CBS News Producer, Supervisor Antonovich, Kent and Karen Shocknek, Suzie Suh, CBS 2 and KCAL 9 News Anchor, Rich Fields, CBS 2 and KCAL 9 Meteorologist, and Lisa Derderian.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY — At the Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich recognized television news anchor Kent Shocknek, for his 36-years in broadcast journalism.
“A Pasadena resident, Kent is the longest-serving T.V. news anchor in the Los Angeles County area,” said Antonovich. “For over 31-years, Kent has been a fixture in television news and he is believed to have anchored more hours of news on local television than anyone else in the history of the market.”
Kent began his career at the Long Beach Press Telegram while attending the University of Southern California. His first TV reporting job was in Sioux City, Iowa followed by a three-year stint as anchor and space shuttle reporter in Orlando, Florida. In 2001, he joined KCBS and anchored morning and evening newscasts until November of 2013, when he became co-anchor of sister station KCAL’s top-rate 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscast. He is also the recipient of 8 regional Emmy Awards, 2 L.A. Press Club Awards, A “Golden Mike” Award, and a William Randolph Hearst Award for investigative reporting.
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