Los Angeles news fixture Dave Lopez retired this week after a 48-year reporting career, most of it at KCBS.
Lopez joined the CBS station in L.A. in 1977 – at the time KNXT – as a general assignment reporter, covering almost every major news event in Southern California during more than four decades with the station.
He has also reported for KCAL 9 since 2002, when CBS acquired the station.
Lopez signed off on June 30, but not before going down memory lane, during a 10 minute segment that included a tribute video spanning his career at the station.
Before joining CBS 2, Lopez was a general assignment reporter, weekend anchor and sports reporter at KFMB-TV in San Diego. He was previously a general assignment and sports reporter at KHJ-TV (now KCAL 9).
Lopez started his career as a sports writer at the Huntington Park Daily Signal newspaper, before moving to television news.