Pete Demetriou is a native Angeleno and he brings a unique knowledge and perspective to listeners. Pete’s drive and intensity has made him a premier radio field reporter.
A UCLA graduate, Pete worked at the campus radio station before working at KPFK, KPCC, KLAC for 7 years as an anchor and field reporter – before walking in the door – and right into a seat in a mobile unit at KFWB in 1985. Since February 2009, Pete’s reporting is heard on both KFWB and KNX.
Stories like the Cerritos Air Disaster, the Whittier, Mexico City, Loma Prieta, Landers and Northridge Earthquakes, work as a correspondent in the 1991 Persian Gulf War, the 1992 LA Riots, the OJ Simpson Bronco Chase, street protests at the 2000 Democratic National Convention and coverage of more brush fires and police actions than he can remember, have garnered him 15 RTNA Golden Mikes and a host of other honors.
Outside of work, when he’s out of range of pagers and cell phones, Pete enjoys bike riding, freshwater fishing in the Sierras and Cascades and a love of classic and modern jazz fusion music.
Have we done enough to prepare for the next big quake?
The question now is..are we ready for the next one?
The Northridge quake galvanized efforts to get a better handle on the faults beneath our feet.
The 6.7-magnitude quake knocked out power to the San Fernando Valley.
First-hand accounts of Los Angeles residents, including then-Mayor Richard Riordan.
Warm temperatures and windy conditions prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Red Flag Warning Wednesday.
Northridge kidnapping Tobias Summers has been spotted in Mexico, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Friday.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will present a $1 billion plan this week to replace the antiquated the Men’s Central Jail.
The proposed draft ordinance would declare large-capacity ammunition magazines a “public nuisance” and authorize police to confiscate and destroy them.
Despite renewed public outrage over documents showing a cover-up of the actions of pedophile priests, a study on how to shore up the church’s finances is going forward.
Business owners along the Santa Monica Pier are urging the City Council to determine a start date for a yearlong replacement project.
Gas prices in Los Angeles County are the highest in the state after topping $4 a gallon.
A suspension in overtime pay by the Sheriff’s Department has led to fewer deputy patrol cars in some unincorporated areas, and now county officials are looking for a replacement.
Councilmember Tom LaBonge joined emergency and fire officials Thursday to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the Northridge earthquake.
A new study by geophysicists indicates that there is a greater chance of a mega earthquake along the entire length of the San Andreas Fault.