Paul Moyer Biography
Paul Moyer is an American journalist. He co-anchors the 5 PM and 11 PM weekday editions of KNBC-TV’s Channel 4 News with Colleen Williams. He has worked primarily in the two major television markets in New York and Los Angeles in addition to he briefly works on network newscasts. He is the longest-running news anchor in Los Angeles’ following the death of KTLA anchor Hal Fishman on August 7, 2007.
Paul Moyer Age
Paul Moyer was born on June 13, 1941, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He is 77 years old as of 2018.
Paul Moyer Salary
His salary was estimated at more than $3 million a year of his time of retirement. In 1980 he was earning $250,000, and by 1993 it was cut to $1 million per annum. In 2011 he sold the family home worth $9.5 million to buy a more modest retirement home in Los Angeles.
Paul Moyer Net worth
Paul Moyer has an estimated net worth of $8 million.
Paul Moyer Family
He is married and has four children, Elise, Paul, Dylan and Kyle.
Paul Moyer Education
Paul Moyer attended Torrance High School and the University of Arizona (class of 1964), and tried out for the Pittsburgh Pirates before beginning a broadcasting career.
Paul Moyer News anchor
Paul Moyer co-anchored the 5 PM and 11 PM weekday editions of KNBC-TV’s Channel 4 News with Colleen Williams. He has worked primarily in two major television markets in New York and Los Angeles in addition he briefly worked on network newscasts. He was the longest-running news anchor in Los Angeles following the death of KTLA anchor Hal Fishman on August 7, 2007. On April 1, 2009, KNBC’s Colleen Williams announced, during the evening newscast, that he had decided to retire after 25 years at the station.
He was hired by NBC News in March 1972 and returned to Los Angeles, where he joind the KNBC as a reporter and weekend anchor. The KNBC Newservice, featured Jess Marlow, Tom Snyder and Tom Brokaw as the main nightly anchors and was the first serious competition in the local news ratings against KNXT’s The Big News with Jerry Dunphy. He soon moved to weeknights, by taking over the 11:00 p.m. newscast in July 1973 after Brokaw became NBC News’ chief White House correspondent. More than a year, in November 1974 he became sole anchor of KNBC’s 6:00 p.m. program with Snyder’s reassignment to New York; John Schubeck would replace him on the 11:00 newscast. Aside from anchoring and reporting, he also co-hosted KNBC’s weekend features program Sunday, working alongside longtime KNBC personality Kelly Lange, who was a weather caster with the station before being elevated to co-anchor on evenings with Moyer in 1975, when KNBC reformatted its news programs under the News Center 4 banner.
However, after the station relieved him of his anchor duties, he moved over to rival KABC-TV in 1979 initially he had a “special correspondent” for Eyewitness News. Soon, when the weekday operation expanded to three hours in the early evening the fall of 1980, he was named as the co-anchor of the 5 p.m. hour with Ann Martin. He soon replaced Dunphy (who had moved to KABC in 1975) on the 11 p.m. news after the latter was shot during a robbery attempt near the studio in 1983; the appointment would become permanent a year later.
He had a visible face on the ABC network in the mid-1980s, he corresponds on Eye and Hollywood for he substitutes on World News This Morning and Good Morning America. But in 1992, he had a highly publicized bidding war, he returned to KNBC in July 1992 to co-anchor with longtime San Francisco anchorwoman-journalist Wendy Tokuda. However, when ratings failed to surpass KABC’s, he was once again paired with Lange; both received a seven-figure salary. According to a June 2007 article in Los Angeles Magazine,
He appeared as himself on the TV show The West Wing while doing an election-night stint for MSNBC. His nephew, Micah Ohlman, had anchored the weekend newscasts at rival KABC and is now anchoring at KTLA. He was at one time designated the honorary mayor of West Los Angeles. He is known as an avid car collector, and particularly interested in Ferrari cars, Ford GTs, and other sports cars. He won the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race in 1988. On April 30, 1992, he toured Los Angeles in a helicopter to observe damage from the Los Angeles riots. In April 2009, he announced that he would be retiring from KNBC where he had been a fixture for over 30 years.
Paul Moyer In popular culture
Paul Moyer, duo Kevin and Bean both appeared on KROQ-FM made of fun which appeares regular on daily basis for his presentation style and alleged behind-the-scenes temper. An audio tape from the early 1990s features Moyer verbally berating Ann Martin when they anchored together just seconds before the newscast began. The audio tape references Moyer bad-mouthing rival anchor Harold Greenewhile accusing Martin of drinking before the newscast. He suggests the two should take up their issues with Roger Bell, KABC-TV’s News Director.
In 1994, he had a short-lived stint as Bill Cosby’s replacement as the face of Jell-O pudding snacks. In May 2006, Moyer led an investigation on the rapidly increasing Chemtrail/Weather modification problem in Southern California. His four-minute report Toxic Sky, produced for KNBC in Los Angeles, went viral on the Internet almost as soon as it was posted to their official website NBC4.TV (now nbclosangeles.com).
Paul Moyer Filmography
- Heat (1995) – self
- Boomtown (2002) – self
- One Six Right (2005) – self
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Paul Moyer News
Veteran KNBC-TV Channel 4 newscaster Paul Moyer, one of the last of a breed of well-paid and highly promoted local news anchors, confirmed his retirement Wednesday from the station at which he’s worked for nearly a quarter-century. “It’s been a hell of a run,” Moyer said in a brief phone interview. “I’m going to miss it, I’m going to miss it a lot. Any success I may have achieved I owe to the people of Southern California. I thank them for every one of those 37 years [in the L.A. market]. I was born and raised here. I will always love this place.”
Moyer’s decision follows speculation that his salary, estimated at more than $3 million a year, had been too costly for the station in a time of declining revenue and viewership industrywide. The move would allow the station to invest more resources into restructuring the news outlet, where Moyer co-anchors the 5 and 11 p.m. newscasts with longtime colleague Colleen Williams. Moyer, whose last day has yet to be determined, would not comment on the reasons behind his unexpected announcement. The news anchor was reached during his vacation, which is scheduled to end a week from Monday.
The news comes as local stations continue to suffer double-digit drops in viewership, mostly linked to competition from the Internet and an ever-shrinking lead-in from network programming. Like its parent network NBC, KNBC’s news is struggling, ranking third in Los Angeles for the 6 and 11 p.m. broadcasts among viewers ages 25 to 54. The station in those time periods trails market leader Univision Communications’ Spanish-language KMEX-TV Channel 34 and second-ranked KABC-TV Channel 7, owned by Walt Disney Co.
Moyer’s departure also means the end of an era as local news’ most veteran team is disbanded. Moyer and Williams have been paired on the 11 p.m. newscast for 12 years, and on the 5 p.m. newscast for 16 years. The newscaster, who attended Torrance High School, is regarded as the last of the so-called celebrity anchors that dominated Los Angeles television for decades. He was noted for conveying a warmth and authority in much the same fashion as the late Jerry Dunphy and Hal Fishman. “It’s an honor to be compared to those guys,” said Moyer.
As was Fishman, who died in August 2007 after 30 years of anchoring for KTLA-TV Channel 5, Moyer is a licensed private pilot. And he had clout — his parking spot at the Burbank-based studio that is headquarters for both KNBC and the West Coast arm of NBC — is right next to that of “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno. “I think there’s a handful of anchor people in this market who are identified with the evening news, and he is certainly one of them,” said Judy Muller, an associate professor of journalism at the USC Annenberg School for Communication. “Paul is a brand. The audience recognized him as their source for local news.
To Paul’s credit, he kept a lot of people tuning in for a lot of years. And he was one of the few celebrity anchors who . . . got off the anchor desk and did investigative pieces.” But the former ABC News correspondent added that Moyer was mostly likely a victim of weak ratings and dwindling financial fortunes for local stations. “The age of the high-paid celebrity anchors is not coming to an end just yet,” she added. “But it certainly signals the end, especially considering this business climate.” Another high-profile anchor team, Ann Martin and Harold Greene, who had been local fixtures for more than three decades at two stations, were let go by KCBS-TV last year.