Larry McCormick

Born Feb 3, 1933

Lawrence William "Larry" McCormick was an American television actor, reporter and news anchor, most notably working for Los Angeles television station KTLA-TV.

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1933 Birth Born on February 3, 1933.


1958 25 Years Old He first came to Los Angeles in 1958, working at then-R&B radio station KGFJ.


1964 31 Years Old He later moved across town to popular Top-40 music outlet KFWB-AM from 1964-1968 before they instituted an all-news format in the spring of 1968.
1969 36 Years Old McCormick became one of the first Black newscasters in the country, leaving his morning drive slot as disc jockey on radio KGFJ Los Angeles, transitioning to KCOP-TV winter of 1969.
1971 38 Years Old Shortly thereafter, he moved across town to KTLA in May 1971, and worked there until his death in 2004. … Read More


1994 61 Years Old In 1994, McCormick was honored with the Governor's Award, a high, prestigious honor given annually by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
2001 68 Years Old In June 2001, KTLA honored McCormick by renaming one of its soundstages at Tribune Studios in his name.
2004 72 Years Old On August 27, 2004, McCormick died of a cancer-related illness at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, at the age of 71. … Read More
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