Rating the (TV) reporters


KCAL-9 did the best job of covering the Kobe Bryant story on the day charges were filed, says Ron Fineman. The worst single effort he spotted was a people-in-the-street piece by KABC's Micah Ohlman. Of KCAL, he says:

I got no sense of bias from them, and they covered all the angles, including a story by KCAL's Joel Connable in which the rape expert said that only two percent of rape charges are false. They also had lawyers discuss the case from both sides.

Fineman's annual poll of readers to determine the best TV reporter in Los Angeles is down to three finalists: David Jackson of Channel 7, and Patrick Healy and Beverly White of Channel 4. Healy has won the last two years. Fineman's site On the Record is for subscribers only -- and he's calling on them to vote for the winner. Free trials are available if you do a Paypal thing with him.

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