Dave Lopez

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Award-winning journalist Dave Lopez celebrated his 40th anniversary with CBS 2 in 2017.  He joined the station in 1977 as a general assignment reporter and has covered nearly every major local event in Southern California during his more than four decades with the station.  He has also reported for KCAL 9 since 2002, when CBS 2 and KCAL 9 became the largest local TV news organization in the country.

Throughout his career, Dave Lopez has received numerous journalism awards for his work, including Emmy Awards, Golden Mike Awards, Associated Press Awards and recognition from the Radio Television Digital News Association.

Prior to joining CBS 2, Lopez was a general assignment reporter, weekend anchor and sports reporter at KFMB-TV in San Diego. Before that, was a general assignment and sports reporter at KHJ-TV (now KCAL 9) and also produced the station’s sports specials.

Lopez was a sports writer at the Huntington Park Daily Signal newspaper before beginning his career in television news.

Lopez attended East Los Angeles College and graduated from California State University in Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism. He has two grown children and lives in Long Beach.

L.A. County Grand Jury Report: Many Police Pursuits Are Unnecessary

The grand jurors recommend fewer chases, saying most of the pursuits were not provoked by serious crimes.

07/10/2017

Father of Young Man Killed In Santa Monica Says ‘He Was My Life’

Juan Castillo’s body was found Sunday morning along 16th Street near UCLA Medical Center.

02/27/2017

Mayor Villaraigosa Responds To Report That He’s Broke

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Friday responded to a L.A. Weekly article that claimed he was financially broke.

05/24/2013

Compton Girl Found Guilty Of 2011 Murders Of Her Mother, Stepdad

A jury Friday found a Compton teen guilty of the 2011 murders of her mother and stepfather.

05/10/2013

Trial Begins For Reputed Gang Member Accused In Halloween Murder Of Boy, 5

Trial has begun for a reputed gang member accused of gunning down a 5-year-old boy as he played in his South Los Angeles backyard on Halloween day in 2010.

03/15/2013

Lawmaker: Scam Artists Preying On Elderly Chinese-Americans With ‘Bogus Rituals’

Authorities Friday issued a warning regarding a scam targeting elderly Chinese-Americans in Los Angeles.

02/01/2013

23-Year-Old Follows In Father’s Footsteps, Graduates From LAPD Academy

Following in her father’s footsteps, a 23-year-old woman Friday was among 40 graduates of the Los Angeles Police Department Academy Class 8-12.

01/25/2013

Memorial Grows For 14-Year-Old Girl Gunned Down On Fourth Of July

The memorial continued to grow on Friday for 14-year-old Unique Russell who was gunned down while attending her family’s annual Fourth of July celebration in South Los Angeles.

07/06/2012

Police In Rampart Division Warn Of Spike In Thefts, Auto-Related Crimes

Los Angeles police with the Rampart Division held a press conference Thursday to raise awareness of a spike in burglary and thefts from vehicles in the area.

05/24/2012

A Year Later, How Does City Of Bell Fare?

The city of Bell is still having a tough time getting back on track almost a year after the salary scandal involving Robert Rizzo and seven others erupted.

07/19/2011

McCourt Makes Unusual Call To Fan, Judge Denies Request

A bankruptcy judge Thursday ruled that Major League Baseball does not have to turn over a number of documents to the Dodgers or make baseball commissioner Bud Selig available for a deposition.

07/07/2011

New Evidence Surfaces In Dodger Stadium Beating Case

More evidence surfaced Wednesday suggesting that beating victim Bryan Stow encountered trouble with other fans inside Dodger Stadium prior to being beaten in the parking lot.

06/29/2011

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