Those Ohlman rumors were true

micahohlmanbg.jpgrecano.jpgEver since Micah Ohlman left Channel 7 last spring there has been talk of him landing at KTLA. Well, now he has. Ohlman, the nephew of ex-KNBC anchor Paul Moyer, will anchor the 6:30 and 10 p.m. news on Channel 5 along with Victoria Recaño, who has been hired from "The Insider." Memo sent to station personnel after the jump:

From: Corsini, Don

Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 12:33 PM

To: zzKTLA.Everyone

Subject: A Message From Don Corsini and Jason Ball

We are pleased to announce two new members of the KTLA news team. Micah Ohlman and Victoria Recano will join the team in September to anchor KTLA News at 6:30 and KTLA News at 10.

Micah most recently worked at KABC-TV where, since September 2002, he anchored the weekend newscasts for Eyewitness News. A graduate of William S. Hart H.S. in Newhall, Micah is a seasoned news veteran, having anchored or reported on extensive live coverage of virtually every major Southern California story over the past seven years. He has anchored live, extended coverage of major news events such as the shuttle Columbia explosion, the passing of President Reagan and Pope John Paul II, the Southern California wildfires of 2007, and the Chino quake of 2008. Micah has also done reporting overseas, earning a local Emmy nomination for his three-part series detailing the travels of 21 Vietnamese-American adoptees who returned to their homeland in 2005. Micah started his broadcast career in Billings, MT., and also has reported and anchored for WTVJ-TV, the NBC-Owned station in Miami, FL. Micah earned a degree in Communications from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where he also played varsity basketball. He is married with three children, ages 6, 5 and 3.

Victoria comes to KTLA News most recently from CBS Television Distribution’s “The Insider”, where she has been an active correspondent for the past four years. In her role she has traveled extensively, covering entertainment stories and securing interviews ranging from President Barak Obama and Bill Gates to Reese Witherspoon and Barry Manilow. Victoria is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago, graduating with honors from the school of Communications. Victoria began her broadcast news career at KPLR-TV in St. Louis, MO as a general assignment reporter. In 1998, during the height of the tech boom, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to work as a reporter and anchor for ZDTV and TechTV. In 2001, Victoria joined NBC-Owned KNTV-TV in San Jose as a reporter and anchor. She decided to move to New York in 2002, and became a correspondent for newsmagazine “Inside Edition”. She joined “”The Insider” in 2004. She is active in the community, and serves through participation in programs like Food Outreach the ZATA Project, and Catholic Charities of Los Angeles. Victoria is married, and in February 2009, gave birth to a baby daughter.

Please join us in welcoming both Micah and Victoria to our KTLA News Family!

Don Corsini

Jason Ball

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