Articles Tagged With ‘KCOY’

Paula Lopez facing four months in jail

Former news anchor Paula Lopez Ochoa pled no contest Friday to one count of driving under the influence, two counts of delaying or resisting a peace officer, one count of refusing a chemical test, and one count of battery on... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara DA charges Paula Lopez

The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office has charged longtime local news anchor Paula Lopez Ochoa with six misdemeanors for an incident last month in which she allegedly drove under the influence and assaulted two officers. Ochoa, 50, has long... (Continue reading)

KCOY anchor arrested for DUI, assault

Veteran KCOY news anchor Paula Lopez was arrested Sunday evening for driving under the influence and assaulting an officer after she allegedly drove the wrong way on U.S. Highway 101. At about 8 p.m., the California Highway Patrol received reports... (Continue reading)

KCOY anchor’s daughter contracts Enterovirus D68

The daughter of KCOY anchor Paula Lopez became the first confirmed case of Enterovirus D68 in Santa Barbara County this week. [KCOY] Alana Ochoa, 15, is a junior at Santa Barbara High School. After having trouble breathing, she sought medical... (Continue reading)

KCOY and KEYT merger brings changes

Viewers are already noting some changes because of the merger of KEYT and KCOY in December. News-Press & Gazette purchased KEYT in Nov. 2012 and took over KCOY’s news operation late last year. Because of regulatory constraints, Cowles Media will... (Continue reading)

KCOY-TV consolidating with NPG

The News-Press & Gazette, the company that purchased KEYT in Nov. 2012, is taking over KCOY’s news operation. This will leave KSBY as the only local station without NPG produced news content. [PacificCoastBusinessTimes] Because of regulatory constraints, Cowles Media will... (Continue reading)

KCOY lays off 13 people

UPDATE: KCOY laid off meteorologist Jim Byrne and 12 others on Wednesday. KCOY parent company Cowles California Media Company is consolidating in order to cut costs, inside sources said. Many news staffers will be replaced with its Salinas news team which... (Continue reading)

Tony Cipolla joins KCOY

Former KSBY news anchor Tony Cipolla is heading to Santa Maria for a new TV gig with arch rival KCOY Channel 12. [Tribune] Next week, Cipolla will join Sara Cole as co-anchor of the morning show. Last October, KCOY began... (Continue reading)