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Juan Fernandez

juan fernandez 08062010 Juan FernandezJuan Fernandez joined CBS 2 News as a general assignment reporter in January 1996.

These days Fernandez wears many different hats. He reports for various editions of CBS 2 News. He also anchors and even does the weather when duty calls.

Before coming to Los Angeles, Fernandez was a general assignment reporter at WSVN-TV, Miami, FL. Prior to WSVN, he served as general assignment reporter for WLTV/Univision in Miami for January 1991-1994. He also spent some time with the Telemundo magazine/variety show “Contacto.”

Fernandez is a recipient of the Golden Mike award for best 30-minute newscast. He has also been honored by the Los Angeles County Office of Education for his participation in Hispanic Heritage events.

Fernandez is fluent in Spanish. He is an advocate of the importance of learning more than one language and is a champion for literacy. He often mentors students who want to pursue a career in broadcasting.

Fernandez earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Broadcast Journalism from Florida International University.

Kana Kohiyama had to be rescued from a cliff in Griffith Park Friday. (credit: CBS)

Stranded Hiker Gets Airlifted Out Of Griffith Park

A female hiker hung on for dear life after being stranded on a steep cliff in Griffith Park Friday evening.

12/07/2012

Police say this man has hit the same Rancho Palos Verdes realtor five times. (credit: CBS)

Masked Man Accused Of Stealing Laptops From Realty Office

Police are on the lookout for a masked man who has been stealing laptops from a realty office in Rancho Palos Verdes.

11/30/2012

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City Attorney Tells San Bernardino Residents To ‘Lock Their Doors,’ ‘Load Their Guns’ Because Of Police Downsizing

The city attorney of San Bernardino is under scrutiny for telling residents to “lock their doors and load their guns” during a city council meeting. The official explained that because the city is bankrupt and slashing public safety budgets people will need to start protecting themselves.

11/30/2012

Porn actors protest Measure B in Hollywood Sunday before election day 2012. (credit: CBS)

Porn Producers Threaten To Leave LA County After Passage Of Measure B

Some things just go together. Peanut butter and jelly, cheese and crackers … porn and the San Fernando Valley.

11/07/2012

This supposedly "safe" area was the scene of a sexual assault, say police. (credit: CBS)

Sexual Assault In ‘Safe’ Area Has Women On Edge

Visitors to Old Town Pasadena this weekend will find a large police presence.

10/19/2012

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Man Allegedly Nabs Lawndale Family’s Truck With 2-Year-Old Boy Inside

A man had just strapped his 2-year-old son into his car seat Monday when a stranger jumped into the family’s truck and drove off.

10/08/2012

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Has Southern California Become The Bank Robbery Capital?

Southern California is known for sun, beaches, beautiful women, male bodybuilders. But bank robberies?

09/13/2012

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Inglewood School District Employees Protest Proposed Pay Cuts

Inglewood Unified School District officials met Wednesday night to discuss cuts to wages and benefits as a means of meeting their tight budget.

09/13/2012

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Endeavour To Visit Edwards Air Force Base En Route To LA

Retired space shuttle Endeavour will make a pit stop at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base on Sept. 19.

CBS Los Angeles–09/07/2012

Rusty Smith would like his two Olympic bronze medals back. No questions asked. (credit: CBS)

Say Oh-no! 2 Precious Medals Stolen From Olympic Speed-Skater

Smith, 33 next month, won his medals in the 500m race in the 2002 winter games in Salt Lake City and the 5000m relay at the 2006 games in Turin.

07/19/2012

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Candlelight Vigil Held For 14-Year-Old Gunned Down While Watching Fireworks

An emotional candlelight vigil was held Thursday evening outside the South Los Angeles home where a 14-year-old was gunned down on July 4th while watching fireworks.

07/12/2012

The Crenshaw Mall in Baldwin Hills is looking gorgeous after a $35 million makeover. (credit: CBS)

Crenshaw Plaza Mall Shows Off $35M Renovation

Call it an extreme make0ver mall edition.

06/20/2012

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Wednesday’s Quake Raises Questions About Possible Bigger Ones To Come

The 4.1 earthquake that struck Wednesday night occurred near the Whittier fault, which has produced major quakes in the past, leading some to ask if it was a precursor to something bigger.

06/14/2012

Canada's body parts killer suspect Luka Magnotta is being held inside this Berlin jail. (credit: Sean Gallup.)

Was Canada’s Body Parts Killer Involved In Similar Crime In LA?

The gruesome case of a Canadian gay porn star who dismembered a lover before mailing various body parts to people, is eerily similar to an unsolved case in Los Angeles .

06/07/2012

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Suspect Injured In Botched Downtown Jewelry Store Robbery

A robbery attempt on a downtown jewelry store Tuesday was intercepted by an off-duty reserve sheriff’s deputy, who shot one of the suspects. Two other suspects got away.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/29/2012

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