The News Director's Office
By KTLA 5 News
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A Podcast hosted by KTLA 5 News Director Jason Ball and producer Bobby Gonzalez. Jason explores topics in the news, issues facing journalists, and the newsgathering process. Each episode includes an in-depth interview with journalists, newsmakers, or interesting people. Jason also offers reading/viewer recommendations including articles, books, Ted Talks, and more. He also takes listener questions and offers inspirational quotes.
||CleanVera Jimenez, KTLA 5 News Meteorologist||KTLA 5 News meteorologist Vera Jimenez stops by the News Director's Office to share stories from her career. Vera is the recent recipient of the Impact Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition, and shares why she dedicated the award to her...||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSam Rubin, KTLA 5 Entertainment Reporter||Sam Rubin is the longtime entertainment reporter for KTLA 5 News. Sam shares anecdotes from some of his favorite celebrity interviews, the story behind how he joined the KTLA team, and shares some of his Emmy predictions. Full show notes available at...||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKevin Frazier, Entertainment Tonight Host||Kevin Frazier is the host of Entertainment Tonight and the CEO of Kevin Frazier Productions, which owns the website HipHollywood. On this episode, Kevin joins Jason and Bobby to talk about getting his start as a photographer, his approach to...||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEllen K, Radio Personality||Ellen K is the host of the Ellen K Morning Show on KOST-FM in Los Angeles, and the nationally syndicated Ellen K weekend show. On this episode of the podcast, Ellen K drops by to talk about how she got her start in radio, the ways she makes meaningful..||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEric Spillman, KTLA 5 News Reporter||Eric Spillman has been with KTLA since the very beginning of the morning news program 27 years ago. He steps into Jason's office to talk about a number of topics including his favorite assignments, his approach to live reporting and...||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRichard Ayoub, Project Angel Food||Jason sits down with Richard Ayoub, executive director of Project Angel Food, an organization committed to feeding and nurturing people with critical illness. Richard recounts his experiences rising through the ranks of local news, his philosophy on...||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMegan Henderson, KTLA 5 Morning News Anchor||Jason and Bobby chat with KTLA 5 Morning News anchor Megan Henderson about her career in journalism, her work with the Watts Community Center, the Kakuma Refugee Center in Kenya, and her recent visit to Dollywood. Full show notes available at...||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great first episode!
(This is a completely non-obligatory 5-star review.) Well done, all. Fun & intriguing newsroom (and other) insights.
Fresh and positive
It’s nice to hear a fresh and positive stories on local TV news. Local news journalists work hard and I’m exited to hear more stories direct from the news director!
NewsDirectors Office is another example...
Of KTLA innovation that is at the epicenter of why the station is successful!