Juan Fernandez

 

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Juan Fernandez (CBS)

This year, 2018, marks Emmy Award winning anchor Juan Fernandez’s 22nd year with the CBS News Family.

In January of 1996, Fernandez joined CBS2 News as a general assignment reporter.

Over the years, Fernandez has covered some of the biggest stories in the Southland.   His favorites include Presidential visits and the arrival of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and its final journey through the streets of Los Angeles to the California Science Center.

During his time with CBS2 and later KCAL9 News, Fernandez has served as weathercaster and anchored newscasts on both stations.

Currently, Fernandez anchors on KCAL9 News at Noon and 4 PM.

Before coming to Los Angeles from Miami, Florida, Fernandez was a general assignment reporter at WSVN-7 as well as WLTV-23/Univision and the Telemundo Network.

Fernandez is fluent in Spanish.   He is an advocate on the importance of learning more than one language and is a champion for literacy.  Among his community service projects, he especially enjoys mentoring students who are pursuing careers in broadcasting.

Fernandez earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and Broadcast Journalism from Florida International University.

In his spare time he enjoys hiking, travel and exploring the many amazing food options in the Southland.

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Protests Raise Safety Concerns For Visitors, Businesses

After two nights of protests in downtown Los Angeles, some people are worried about safety as the holiday weekend approaches.

11/26/2014

Stranded Hiker Gets Airlifted Out Of Griffith Park

A female hiker hung on for dear life after being stranded on a steep cliff in Griffith Park Friday evening.

12/07/2012

Masked Man Accused Of Stealing Laptops From Realty Office

Police are on the lookout for a masked man who has been stealing laptops from a realty office in Rancho Palos Verdes.

11/30/2012

City Attorney Tells San Bernardino Residents To ‘Lock Their Doors,’ ‘Load Their Guns’ Because Of Police Downsizing

The city attorney of San Bernardino is under scrutiny for telling residents to “lock their doors and load their guns” during a city council meeting. The official explained that because the city is bankrupt and slashing public safety budgets people will need to start protecting themselves.

11/30/2012

Porn Producers Threaten To Leave LA County After Passage Of Measure B

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11/07/2012

Sexual Assault In ‘Safe’ Area Has Women On Edge

Visitors to Old Town Pasadena this weekend will find a large police presence.

10/19/2012

Man Allegedly Nabs Lawndale Family’s Truck With 2-Year-Old Boy Inside

A man had just strapped his 2-year-old son into his car seat Monday when a stranger jumped into the family’s truck and drove off.

10/08/2012

Has Southern California Become The Bank Robbery Capital?

Southern California is known for sun, beaches, beautiful women, male bodybuilders. But bank robberies?

09/13/2012

Inglewood School District Employees Protest Proposed Pay Cuts

Inglewood Unified School District officials met Wednesday night to discuss cuts to wages and benefits as a means of meeting their tight budget.

09/13/2012

Endeavour To Visit Edwards Air Force Base En Route To LA

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09/07/2012

Say Oh-no! 2 Precious Medals Stolen From Olympic Speed-Skater

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07/19/2012

Candlelight Vigil Held For 14-Year-Old Gunned Down While Watching Fireworks

An emotional candlelight vigil was held Thursday evening outside the South Los Angeles home where a 14-year-old was gunned down on July 4th while watching fireworks.

07/12/2012

Crenshaw Plaza Mall Shows Off $35M Renovation

Call it an extreme make0ver mall edition.

06/20/2012

Wednesday’s Quake Raises Questions About Possible Bigger Ones To Come

The 4.1 earthquake that struck Wednesday night occurred near the Whittier fault, which has produced major quakes in the past, leading some to ask if it was a precursor to something bigger.

06/14/2012

Was Canada’s Body Parts Killer Involved In Similar Crime In LA?

The gruesome case of a Canadian gay porn star who dismembered a lover before mailing various body parts to people, is eerily similar to an unsolved case in Los Angeles .

06/07/2012

Suspect Injured In Botched Downtown Jewelry Store Robbery

A robbery attempt on a downtown jewelry store Tuesday was intercepted by an off-duty reserve sheriff’s deputy, who shot one of the suspects. Two other suspects got away.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/29/2012

New Bar’s Racy Name Stirs Controversy In Downey

A new sports bar is creating a stir in the family-friendly city of Downey.

05/28/2012

Santa Ana Officials Alert Public That Person Has Contracted Typhus

A Santa Ana resident has contracted typhus, prompting city officials to alert the community.

05/25/2012

New Data To Be Released On LA City Fire Response Times

On the eve of an audit being released on Los Angeles City Fire response times, Councilman Dennis Zine met with firefighters at Station 88 in the San Fernando Valley.

05/17/2012

San Clemente Family Says They Were Burned By Rocks That Burst Into Flames

The Orange County Health Care Agency Wednesday was investigating what appeared to be the spontaneous combustion of rocks that a woman put in her pockets, landing her in a hospital with third-degree burns.

05/16/2012

Friends Hope Auction Of Murdered Man’s Tools And Racing Gear Will Help His Family

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05/11/2012

Malibu Woman’s Missing Car Found As Mystery Of Her Death Deepens

The mysterious death of a 25-year-old Malibu woman continues to confound authorities as new wrinkles in the case continue to appear.

05/10/2012

School Board Member Refuses To Resign Amid Pimping Allegations

A Moreno Valley school board member attended a meeting Tuesday after being charged with turning young girls into prostitutes and attempted murder.

05/09/2012

Dodgers Usher In New Era With First Home Game Under New Ownership

The Dodgers played at home Monday night for the first time since the new owners took over marking a new era for the team and their fans.

05/08/2012

New Airstream Dealership Opens In Los Angeles

The airstream is an American classic.

05/05/2012

Police Hope Video Will Help Identify Men In May Day Attacks On Officers

Police Wednesday hoped video would help identify the people responsible for two apparently unprovoked attacks on LAPD officers during a May Day rally Tuesday.

05/03/2012

LA Officials Warn Of A Possible Serial Shooter On The Loose

The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Monday warned of a possible serial shooter on the loose, following five incidents over the past eight days that may have been linked to the same gunman using a shotgun.

05/01/2012

Rally Held For Teen Fatally Shot By Police In Pasadena

Community activists rallied in front of Pasadena City Hall Tuesday evening demanding answers in the officer-involved shooting death of Kendrec McDade.

04/10/2012

Special Task Force Busts Burglary Ring Targeting San Fernando Valley

A special burglary task force nabbed a ring of burglars, who police said had targeted expensive neighborhoods across Southern California.

04/05/2012

Shooter’s Brother Speaks Out, As Vigil Is Held At USC For Trayvon Martin

Students gathered on the USC campus, lighting candles and donning hoodies, in honor of Trayvon Martin, while across town the brother of the man who shot and killed the Florida teen spoke publicly for the first time Thursday night

03/30/2012

911 Caller Arrested In Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Case In Pasadena

Authorities Wednesday arrested the 911 caller involved in the deadly police shooting of a teenager in Pasadena.

03/28/2012

Hundreds Of Arco Stations Becoming USA Gasoline

A major change is coming to gas stations as BP moves forward with plans to move out of Southern California.

03/17/2012

Job Corps School Counselor Fatally Stabbed In Hollywood Allegedly By Student

A counselor at a Job Corps school in Hollywood was fatally stabbed by a student Wednesday, according to officials.

03/14/2012

LAUSD Finalizes Budget Plan To Avoid Cuts Of Teachers, School Programs

The Los Angeles Unified School District board approved a budget-balancing plan Tuesday that would save the majority of school programs if furlough and salary agreements can be reached with labor unions and if voters support a $298 parcel tax.

03/14/2012

Woman Targeted In East Hollywood Shooting Tells Her Story

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03/01/2012

Underground Monitoring Center Keeps LA’s Traffic Lights On Track

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02/15/2012

Thrift Store Fire Sends Heavy Smoke Over Van Nuys

Firefighters battled a major fire that ripped through a Van Nuys thrift store and threatened to spread to neighboring businesses Wednesday night.

02/15/2012

Hotel Proposal Sparks Heated Debate In Santa Monica

A special meeting of the Santa Monica planning commission Wednesday drew quite a crowd, as people sounded off over a brewing land dispute involving some prime real estate with million-dollar ocean views.

02/08/2012

Mother Talks About Chasing Alleged Voyeur Through Mall

GLENDALE (CBS) — A woman told CBS2 News Thursday about how she chased a man through The Grove after catching him allegedly using his cell phone to take photos up her daughter’s skirt Monday. Later that day police arrested John Puncel, 49, of Sylmar after he was caught allegedly doing the same thing to other women […]

02/03/2012

Lincoln Heights Killings Stirring Fear In The Community

Two unsolved murders of women from Lincoln Heights has fueled a firestorm of fears through the community, sparking talk among resident of a potential serial killer.

01/30/2012

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