For the past three years, Manny Medrano has been the ABC network news correspondent covering the U.S. Supreme Court. But he said good-bye to the nation’s capital last month, to return to Los Angeles. He is now a KTLA-5 news reporter.
Why the change? “I became a micro-specialist at ABC and when the time came to renew my contract, I just couldn’t see myself doing that anymore,” Manny tells me. Since he came aboard KTLA, he’s covered the raging wildfires, O.J. in Vegas and a great variety of stories. “I do it all and that’s exactly the situation I was looking for. I love it.” Of course, he admits, California weather is an extra.
Before becoming a reporter, Manny was a trial lawyer in private practice in Los Angeles. He also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in L.A., successfully prosecuting the 1985 kidnapping and murder case of DEA agent Enrique Camarena.
He is a former VP of Broadcast for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.