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 Barbara 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 Mom Recounts Rescue From Mangled Car Dangling Off Bridge

Four months after Kelli Groves and her children survived the impossible, she’s speaking out about a horrifying ordeal — the day an 18-wheeler crashed into the back of her car on a bridge near Buellton.

05/15/2012

Residents Detain Man Accused Of Trying To Start A Brush Fire

Residents in Costa Mesa took action apprehending an alleged arsonist, who they claim they witnessed trying to start a brush fire in Talbert Regional Park Wednesday.

05/10/2012

Some Preparing For Their Golden Years By Practicing Retirement Early

At a time when many people are worried about retirement money, you might be surprised some people are advising you can actually enjoy life sooner.

05/04/2012

Abandoned Nazi Compound Withers Away In The Hills Of Pacific Palisades

Hidden deep in the hills above Pacific Palisades lie the remnants of a secret compound that housed Nazi sympathizers during World War II.

04/30/2012

Blast That Sent Fire Captain Flying Caught On Camera

A fire captain talked exclusively with KCAL9 News Monday about an explosion that literally blew him and a fellow firefighter off their feet in a terrifying close call that was caught on camera.

04/23/2012

Gray Whale Freed From Nets Off SoCal Coast

A 20-foot gray whale found tangled amongst discarded netting and a fishing buoy has been freed off the coast of Los Angeles.

03/28/2012

Police Release Warning After Sexual Assaults In Fullerton Neighborhood

Two sexual assaults in broad daylight that were believed to be carried out by one man left a normally quiet Fullerton neighborhood on edge Thursday.

03/23/2012

Cross-Dressing Man Accused Of Making Fraudulent Charges For Hospital Stays

A cross-dressing man has allegedly racked up more than $100,000 in fraudulent charges for hospital stays in an unusual case of identity theft in Orange County, according to police.

03/15/2012

Dream Vacation Turns Into Nightmare For Cruise Passengers Robbed At Gunpoint

A dream vacation turned into a nightmare for almost two dozen cruise ship passengers who were robbed at gunpoint by a band of thieves.

02/25/2012

Former Police Officer Arrested For Allegedly Stealing From Charity

A police officer, who was once called a hero, was in an Orange County jail Thursday night, accused of stealing money from a police charity.

02/24/2012

90-Year-Old Woman Hits 3 Family Members, Crashes Into Tree

A 90-year-old Orange County woman, who had been asked by her son to give up her driver’s license, ran over a family of three Tuesday in Fullerton.

02/14/2012

Police Say Man’s Heroism Helped Them Catch Suspect In Homeless Murders

ANAHEIM (CBS) — An Orange County father was exiting a store when something strange caught his attention. In a nearby parking lot “Donny” saw a man in a hooded sweatshirt standing over a homeless man, […]

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/18/2012

Sole Survivor Of Notorious ‘Freeway Killer’ Speaks Out

David McVicker will never forget the day the infamous “Freeway Killer” William Bonin kidnapped and raped him at gunpoint, then let him live.

12/24/2011

How To Say ‘No’ To Your Kids When They Want More

Every kid has said it. “I want that.”

11/16/2011

Californians Open Up Their Hearts To Help Veteran Keep His House

Californians are opening up their collective hearts to help a decorated war veteran who faces foreclosure next week after the Veterans Administration lost his disability paperwork.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/12/2011

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