Emmy-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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Parents in Santa Ana are on high alert Thursday evening.
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.
A 1-year-old German Shepherd named “Dickens” is being called a Christmas miracle.
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.
A ride malfunctioned at Knott’s Berry Farm Wednesday, the second time in two weeks the attraction has left riders dangling from on high.
The “Desperate Bandit” has struck again. And again.
A man described to CBS2/KCAL9 the night four Marines beat him unconscious outside a bar popular among the gay community.
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.
AT&T utility workers came in contact with huge pools of oil Wednesday while doing routine work at 311 244th Street in Carson.
Zachary Cavish misses his young friend.
A Costa Mesa police officer is accused of fooling around — literally — while he was supposed to be on duty.
Newport Beach police Friday shot to death three pit bulls that attacked a woman and her son.
An Orange County businessman has poured thousands of dollars — he says more than $200,000 — of his own money into a campaign to recall three members of the Fullerton City Council.
Hundreds gathered Tuesday night to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of a 14-year-old who was killed in an alleged DUI crash last Memorial Day weekend.
The public’s help is needed to identify a man who tried to kidnap a 15-year-old girl Wednesday morning as she walked to school.