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.
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.
The Great Recession has forced more young people to move back in with their folks, according to a report released Wednesday.
Regulators say the number of pedestrians hospitalized for injuries suffered while using a smartphone or other handheld device has quadrupled within the last decade.
Thousands of applicants are expected to compete for hundreds of positions at the Los Angeles Fire Department after a three-year hiring freeze.
All Metro rail lines and the Orange Line busway in the San Fernando Valley will begin late night service until 2 a.m. on weekends starting Friday night, the agency’s next step toward round-the-clock public transportation.
At least a dozen former Olympians plan to gather in Westwood Friday night to watch the opening ceremony of the Olympics.
The Los Angeles Police Department has developed a plan to get through a huge backlog of unanalyzed fingerprints caused by a shortage of fingerprint experts.
A new survey shows up to half of all commuters have a stressful to very stressful drive, even when the ride to work is short.
Regulators found 343 pieces of toxic jewelry with lead and cadmium concentrations — some as high as 1,000 times than levels deemed safe for consumers.