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Encyclopedia > Tony Valdez

Tony Valdez is a general assignment reporter at KTTV Fox 11 in Los Angeles. He has been at KTTV since 1980. He served as a weekend news anchor from November 1991 to January 1993. Valdez reports for the "L.A.'s Most Wanted" news segment, profiling criminal suspects and missing persons. He hosts Midday Sunday, a weekly public affairs program which spotlights local and national issues with current headline news and news makers. Valdez has received numerous Emmy, Golden Mike and Los Angeles Press Club awards for his work in broadcasting. Prior to KTTV, Valdez worked as a writer, producer and reporter for KTLA and KCET in Los Angeles. He also worked for La Opinion and Los Angeles Herald-Examiner. He attended Los Angeles City College and California State University Northridge and is also a veteran of the United States Army. KTTV, channel 11, is an owned-and-operated television station of the News Corporation-owned Fox Broadcasting Company, based in Los Angeles, California. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... An Emmy Award. ... This redirect page is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... For the Japanese computer game developer, see Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo KCET is the PBS member station for Los Angeles and Southern California. ... La Opinión is a Spanish language daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California and distributed throughout the six counties of Southern California. ... The Los Angeles Herald Examiner building, located in downtown L.A., was designed by Julia Morgan. ... Los Angeles City College is a community college in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, on Vermont Avenue south of Santa Monica Boulevard. ... A state-funded university in Northridge, California, part of the California State University System, formerly the San Fernando Valley State College. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

On May 1, 2006, during the Day Without an Immigrant, Valdez debated with KFI talk show hosts John and Ken during KTTV's coverage of the event. Valdez started off talking about Manifest Destiny, then criticized the monuments to the Mormon Battalion, saying the battalion "killed a lot of Mexicans." Valdez then said, “You took this country. You killed people to take this country for yourselves.” (Audio of Valdez's comments during the conversation). May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A flyer for the May 1st, 2006 Great American Boycott events in Los Angeles, California. ... KFI is an AM radio station that began operating on March 31, 1922 as one of the United States first high-powered, clear channel stations. ... John Kobylt (left) and Ken Chiampou (right) John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou, known professionally as John and Ken, are American talk radio hosts of a four-hour radio show, The John and Ken Show. ... This painting (circa 1872) by John Gast called American Progress is an allegorical representation of Manifest Destiny. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Following his comments, many people were upset with Valdez for violating journalistic neutrality. Other viewers expressed their support of him. KTTV received thousands of e-mails in what appears to be a controversial subject. In fact, Hispanic activist Xavier Hermosillo urged supporters of Valdez to write to KTTV as well.

It was later reported that Valdez would issue an apology on May 7, 2006, during Midday Sunday. However, he did not. Rather, the station issued an apology during its evening newscast on May 4. Three listeners of John and Ken invited to debate Valdez on the Midday Sunday show about the issue were instead asked to discuss general issues of illegal immigration, without the focus on Valdez's comments. [1] In addition, Valdez will not be assigned stories covering immigration for the foreseeable future.



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