TRAFFIC REPORTER YORK LEAVES KTLA IN FRUSTRATION.Byline: - Valerie Kuklenski
Veteran traffic reporter Jennifer York takes her last spin this morning in the KTLA KTLA KCBS TV in Los Angeles helicopter. She is resigning because she said Channel 5 would not allow her to grow professionally or take on more varied assignments.
``(News director) Jeff Wald chose to limit me to flying,'' said York, who has been working without a contract since March. ``I felt limited in what I wanted to do. I desire to work very hard and wasn't given an opportunity to do so.''
York has been airborne for 15 years doing traffic reporting A traffic report is an element of a radio program or TV news broadcast that informs listeners about general traffic conditions, locations and severity of traffic accidents, road construction detours/slowdowns, etc., on roadways within the broadcast area. , two years with KFWB-AM and the rest with KTLA. In addition to her early-morning shift, she had been a midday anchor and worked as a field producer, but those assignments have been cut back in recent years.
``It's a subjective business and he's the boss and he has a right to choose who's on the air and I have to respect that,'' York said of Wald. ``This is not Channel 5's decision. It was my decision.''
``As far as we're concerned, it's a loss,'' said Carolyn Aguayo, KTLA spokeswoman. ``The viewers will miss her. She was there with the Morning News since its inception in 1991. It's totally her decision to leave, and we're sorry to see her go.''
York's replacement has not been determined. Bill Thomas For other people with similar names, see .
William Marshall Thomas (born December 6 1941), commonly known as Bill Thomas, American politician, was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1979–2007, representing the 22nd District of , her regular substitute, will fill in beginning next week.
For York, the job was more than updating commuters on the latest Sig alerts. She recalls giving viewers the aerial perspective aerial perspective
Method of producing a sense of depth in a painting by imitating the effect of atmosphere that makes objects look paler, bluer, and hazier or less distinct in the middle and far distance. of the 1992 riots and the 1994 Northridge Earthquake The Northridge earthquake occurred on January 17, 1994 at 4:31 AM Pacific Standard Time in the city of Los Angeles, California. The earthquake had a "strong" moment magnitude of 6. as well as significant floods and wildfires.
``I think what I'll miss is being an accurate voice for the people and helping them get through difficult events,'' she said.
York will continue performing at clubs with her York Quartet (news on a CD and upcoming gigs is at jenniferyork.com), and she is working toward a master's degree master's degree
An academic degree conferred by a college or university upon those who complete at least one year of prescribed study beyond the bachelor's degree.
Noun 1. in theology at Fuller Theological Seminary Through its three schools, Theology, Psychology, Intercultural Studies, and the Horner Center for Lifelong Learning, the seminary offers university-style education leading to 13 different degrees accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and the Western . She expects to return to broadcast journalism.
``As Arnold Schwarzenegger says, 'I'll be back,' '' she said.
Beyond traffic updates, Jennifer York provided aerial coverage of the 1992 riots and the 1994 Northridge Earthquake.