KTLA gives: Stephanie Edwards returns

Edwards from KTLASam Zell's Channel 5 may be trying to distance its news from the Hal Fishman legacy, but the station announced yesterday that it's going back to the future with Rose Parade coverage. Stephanie Edwards will be back in her old spot beside Bob Eubanks this Jan. 1. "The people at the station thought it was a great idea, and Stephanie thought it was a great idea," KTLA spokesman Paul Nichols told Greg Braxton at the Times' Showtracker blog. Our posts in 2004 about tension between Edwards and Eubanks, then her demotion in 2006 to rain-soaked sideline reporter while Channel 5 personality Michaela Pereira sat beside Eubanks, brought in more traffic and email than just about anything LA Observed has posted about in five years. (Remember Eubanks quipping to Edwards on the air, "There is no end to your limitations," or Pereira calling Sandra Day O'Connor a justice of the Superior Court?) Stephanie said all the right things publicly, but declined the offer (and pay cut) to return two years ago. Now it looks like all parties have come to their senses. Edwards will co-host with Eubanks, and Pereira will take some other, unspecified role. Laura's Miscellaneous Musings blogs about it.

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