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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.

Officials outside Taft Union High School. (credit: CBS)

Witness Says Classmates Were ‘Really Rude’ To Kern County School Shooter

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/10/2013

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2 LAPD Officers Under Investigation In Forced Sex Scheme

Two veteran LAPD officers are under investigation for allegations they forced women, including informants, to have sex with them.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–01/04/2013

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CHP Launches Recruiting Effort After Hiring Freeze Lifted

For the first time in three years, the California Highway Patrol is looking for a new class of recruits.

01/03/2013

KNX On Your Corner

KNX On Your Corner: Grand Central Airport Terminal

In the 1920s during commercial aviation’s infancy, if you wanted to fly to Los Angeles, LAX didn’t exist.

10/19/2012

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Distressed Homeowners, Buyers Line Up For NACA Workshop

Thousands of homeowners waited in long lines at the Convention Center on Friday in an effort to keep their homes – or buy one.

10/05/2012

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Homeowners Urged To Monitor Helicopter Noise During ‘Carmageddon II’

With “Carmegeddon II” fast approaching, homeowners in the Encino and Sherman Oaks area are dreading the return of the helicopters.

09/24/2012

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LA City Council Eyes Tougher Limits On Wireless Transmitters

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.

09/12/2012

Williams Fire Burns In The Angeles National Forest

Residents Return Home As Crews Make Gains Against Williams Fire

As many as 75 people who chose to evacuate from the Camp Williams and River Communities housing areas began returning home on Thursday.

09/06/2012

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Separate $1 Million Lawsuits Filed Against Anaheim Police

The city of Anaheim will circulate the claim through police and risk management officials before offering a response within the next three months.

08/31/2012

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2 Birds Test Positive For West Nile Virus In Santa Monica

Two birds found dead in Santa Monica have tested positive for the West Nile Virus, officials said Thursday.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–08/23/2012

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Gas Prices Jump 6 Cents Per Gallon Overnight After Refinery Fire

Drivers throughout the Southland are doing double-takes at the gas pump on Thursday after an oil refinery fire sent prices soaring.

08/09/2012

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Safety Inspection Fears Over Bay Area Bridges May Extend To SoCal

An investigation into safety testing practices used on Northern California bridges is raising questions about structures here in the Southland.

08/06/2012

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Study: 1 In 4 20-Somethings Moving Back In With Parents

The Great Recession has forced more young people to move back in with their folks, according to a report released Wednesday.

08/01/2012

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Collisions, Injuries, Other ‘Distracted Walking’ Incidents Soar 400 Percent

Regulators say the number of pedestrians hospitalized for injuries suffered while using a smartphone or other handheld device has quadrupled within the last decade.

07/30/2012

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Overtime Costs Thaw Hiring Freeze At LAFD

Thousands of applicants are expected to compete for hundreds of positions at the Los Angeles Fire Department after a three-year hiring freeze.

07/30/2012

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