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.
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.
A student who witnessed Thursday’s shooting at Taft Union High School in Kern County said her classmates were “really rude” to the alleged 16-year-old gunman.
Two veteran LAPD officers are under investigation for allegations they forced women, including informants, to have sex with them.
For the first time in three years, the California Highway Patrol is looking for a new class of recruits.
In the 1920s during commercial aviation’s infancy, if you wanted to fly to Los Angeles, LAX didn’t exist.
Thousands of homeowners waited in long lines at the Convention Center on Friday in an effort to keep their homes – or buy one.
With “Carmegeddon II” fast approaching, homeowners in the Encino and Sherman Oaks area are dreading the return of the helicopters.
Residents in the city of Los Angeles may soon get the chance to weigh in on where cell phone providers can set up wireless transmitters.
As many as 75 people who chose to evacuate from the Camp Williams and River Communities housing areas began returning home on Thursday.
The city of Anaheim will circulate the claim through police and risk management officials before offering a response within the next three months.
Two birds found dead in Santa Monica have tested positive for the West Nile Virus, officials said Thursday.
Drivers throughout the Southland are doing double-takes at the gas pump on Thursday after an oil refinery fire sent prices soaring.
An investigation into safety testing practices used on Northern California bridges is raising questions about structures here in the Southland.