Pete Demetriou

pete demetriou1 Pete Demetriou 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.

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KNX On Your Corner: ICANN

The next time you type in a web address in your smart phone or tablet or computer and it goes thru without a hitch, you can thank a quiet group of people laboring in near anonymity in Marina Del Rey.


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KNX On Your Corner: Ballona Wetlands

When it comes to Marina Del Rey, most people think of the yacht harbor, condo communities and tech firms.


Grizzly River Run at Disney's California Adventure theme park, where as much water as possible is reused or sent back into the Orange County water treatment system.  (Photo credit: Pete Demetriou)

Running On Empty: Water Recreation

Getting away for some “R-and-R” may be a bit more challenging in this drought.


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KNX 1070 Northridge Quake 20-Year Anniversary: Preparedness

Have we done enough to prepare for the next big quake?

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The east branch of the California Aqueduct, which imports water from the Sierra Nevada Mountains. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

KNX 1070 Northridge Quake 20-Year Anniversary: When Is The Next One?

The question now is..are we ready for the next one?

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KNX 1070 Northridge Quake 20-Year Anniversary: New Technology And Knowledge

The Northridge quake galvanized efforts to get a better handle on the faults beneath our feet.

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LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES:  A bulldozer begins to tear down a section of the Santa Monica Freeway 19 January 1994 that collapsed during the Northridge earthquake. Commuters were urged to leave for work two hours earlier due to the 300 foot section of the road that  is closed. (Photo credit should read TIM CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

KNX 1070 Northridge Quake 20-Year Anniversary: Wake-Up Call

The 6.7-magnitude quake knocked out power to the San Fernando Valley.

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KNX 1070 Northridge Quake 20-Year Anniversary: First-Hand Accounts

First-hand accounts of Los Angeles residents, including then-Mayor Richard Riordan.

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Red Flag Warning In Effect Through Thursday

Warm temperatures and windy conditions prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Red Flag Warning Wednesday.

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LAPD Chief: Northridge Kidnapping Suspect Spotted In Mexico

Northridge kidnapping Tobias Summers has been spotted in Mexico, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Friday.

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Sheriff Baca To Propose New $1B Jail Facility

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will present a $1 billion plan this week to replace the antiquated the Men’s Central Jail.

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Report: Police Can Confiscate ‘Public Nuisance’ High-Capacity Ammo Clips

The proposed draft ordinance would declare large-capacity ammunition magazines a “public nuisance” and authorize police to confiscate and destroy them.


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LA Archdiocese Considers Large-Scale Fundraising Drive Despite Priest Abuse Scandal

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.

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This aerial photograph shows the designated areas of the Santa Monica Pier that will undergo reconstruction as part of an $8 million renovation project. (courtesy City of Santa Monica

Merchants Eager For Start To $8M Santa Monica Pier Upgrade

Business owners along the Santa Monica Pier are urging the City Council to determine a start date for a yearlong replacement project.


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Gas Prices Hit $4 A Gallon In LA, Orange Counties

Gas prices in Los Angeles County are the highest in the state after topping $4 a gallon.



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