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Stacey Butler

staceybutler1 Stacey ButlerEmmy-award winning journalist, Stacey Butler, joined the CBS2 News team in June of 2004.

You can catch her every weeknight on CBS 2’s five o’clock newscast where her unique stories take her from Santa Barabara to Guadalajara.

She began her television career in Redding, California, at the ABC affiliate, KRCR after graduating from Loyola Marymount University.

She moved on to Salt Lake City, Utah, and worked at the NBC affiliate, KSL as a general assignment reporter for five years.

There, she won a regional Edward R. Murrow award for her coverage of an Olympic hopeful’s battle with a rare cancer.

In 2010 she won an Emmy for her stories from Fort Irwin. She spent several days in the simulated Iraqi town of Medina Wasl where soldiers learn how to fight in Iraq. She has also received the Golden Mike Award for best feature reporting on mid life women uprooting their lives and moving to Mexico.

Stacey spent a year documenting the secretive polygamous sect in Colorado City, Arizona; a town run by former FBI fugitive, Warren Jeffs.

She just completed her first independent documentary, titled: “BANISHED. The Lost Boys Of Polygamy.”

Back home in California, the Bay Area native is thrilled to live and work in the Los Angeles area where there’s never a shortage of stories to tell.

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OC Authorities Fighting Prostitution By Shaming Customers

For the first time in Orange County, authorities are fighting prostitution by shaming the men who attempt to pay for sex.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/11/2013

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Woman Finds Her Childhood Essay In Used Bible After 65 Years

One local woman is on a mission to figure out who previously owned a Bible she recently purchased from a San Clemente bookstore.

05/27/2013

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Orange County Runner Within Feet Of Second Explosion At Boston Marathon

A mother and a daughter from Orange County were separated after their dangerously close proximity to the explosions got them caught up in the chaos of the Boston Marathon bombings.

04/15/2013

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Vigil Held In Southland For Overturning Prop 8

As the Supreme Court debates on homosexual marriage, Southern Californians gathered in vigil, as anticipation of the court’s ruling grows.

03/26/2013

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Police Search For Man Who Tried To Molest Two Boys At Knifepoint

Two 12-year old boys were playing in a park next to a school on Sunday night when a man with a knife attacked and attempted to molest and kidnap them.

03/11/2013

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Elderly Couple’s Instagram Photo Reveals Touching, Bittersweet Love Story

A photo of an elderly couple showing a man holding up flashcards led to more than 2 million hits on Instagram and left many wanting to know the story behind the picture.

02/15/2013

This unidentified boy says two women tried to abduct him while he walked home from school Monday. (credit: CBS)

2 Women Reportedly Try To Abduct Boy, 7, In Santa Ana

Parents in Santa Ana are on high alert Thursday evening.

01/18/2013

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Recovered 1989 Corvette In Mint Condition Sells For Nearly $40K

A Newport Beach couple has reason to celebrate after winning a bid on eBay for a brand new 1989 corvette in mint condition for just over $39,000.

12/24/2012

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German Shepherd Struck By Car, Nearly Euthanized Needs A New Home

A 1-year-old German Shepherd named “Dickens” is being called a Christmas miracle.

12/10/2012

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Only On CBS2: OC Parents Offer $1,000 To Find Daughter’s Bully

Los Alamitos High School student Kaylie Castillo, 16, says she’s been bullied to her breaking point. Her parents say the school and police haven’t done enough to stop the harassment.

12/05/2012

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Ride Malfunction Leaves Visitors Stranded 300 Feet Up At Knott’s Berry Farm

A ride malfunctioned at Knott’s Berry Farm Wednesday, the second time in two weeks the attraction has left riders dangling from on high.

09/19/2012

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‘Desperate Bandit’ Strikes Again In Tustin, Chino

The “Desperate Bandit” has struck again. And again.

09/14/2012

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Man Recalls 4 Marines Allegedly Beating Him Unconscious For Being Gay

A man described to CBS2/KCAL9 the night four Marines beat him unconscious outside a bar popular among the gay community.

09/04/2012

Yosemite Family Struck By Tragedy

Grieving Couple Talks About Losing Their Sons In Yosemite Tragedy

CBS2 and KCAL9 reporter Stacey Butler spoke to grief-stricken parents Friday about losing a son and stepson in a drowning tragedy at Yosemite National Park.

08/31/2012

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Telephone Workers Strike Oil In Carson Neighborhood

AT&T utility workers came in contact with huge pools of oil Wednesday while doing routine work at 311 244th Street in Carson.

08/30/2012

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