Yet Lock, the executive vice president of City News Service, came to the local wire service from the mayor's office. Mayor Sam Yorty — in 1972. This makes him "possibly the longest-serving news executive in Southern California," CNS says in a release.
“Through all these years, Yet Lock has managed to remain the `gentleman news executive,’” said CNS Editor Lori Streifler.
“He has always related to the hundreds of CNS subscribers and literally thousands of CNS staff members through the years in a cordial, collegial manner,” she said.
“At the same time, Yet managed to be effective and highly successful in a key role that helped CNS grow into the professional and trusted wire service that it is today.”
She said Lock “will be greatly missed by all of us at CNS. We wish him the greatest future in retirement in Florida.”
You don't think you consume City News Service's product, but you do. Its reporters file stories to a wire that often run verbatim on the websites of Los Angeles TV and radio stations and other media outlets. CNS stories provide much of the news that on-air talent reads in this town, and the wire publishes daily news calendars that are closely read in just about every newsroom in the city.