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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City Attorney Tells San Bernardino Residents To ‘Lock Their Doors,’ ‘Load Their Guns’ Because Of Police Downsizing
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The airstream is an American classic.
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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.
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A special burglary task force nabbed a ring of burglars, who police said had targeted expensive neighborhoods across Southern California.
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