Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Ex-Federal Prosecutor Manny Medrano to Join KTLA
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Former federal prosecutor Manuel “Manny” Medrano is returning to Los Angeles to join the KTLA news department, the station said yesterday.
Medrano, who spent the last three years covering the U.S. Supreme Court as a correspondent for ABC Network News in Washington, D.C., will join KTLA commencing Oct. 8, according to a release.
KTLA News Director Rich Goldner said of Medrano:
“Manny brings immensely valuable experience and insight, not just on the legal side but all stories. His local and national experience complements our reporting perfectly.”
The first Latino correspondent in the high court press corps, Medrano covered the addition of two new justices to the court and landmark decisions on many other issues including abortion, affirmative action, and the death penalty.
Prior to joining ABC, he was a general assignment reporter in Los Angeles with KNBC-TV, conducting legal analysis and commentary for the station’s coverage of O.J. Simpson, the Menendez brothers, Reginald Denny and Rodney King, among others. He earned an Emmy Award and Golden Mike Award for his Simpson coverage.
Before his career as a broadcast journalist, Medrano served as an assistant U.S. attorney in Los Angeles, where he earned the U.S. Department of Justice Award in 1992 for his successful 1985 prosecution of the kidnapper and murderer of DEA agent Enrique Camarena.
He also worked as a trial lawyer at the firm of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, where he specialized in complex civil and white collar criminal litigation.
A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Medrano has served as an adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law School, USC Law School, Pepperdine University School of Law and Southwestern University School of Law.
He is also actively involved in numerous charitable organizations, is fluent in Spanish, and was named to Hispanic Business Magazine’s “100 Influentials List 2005.”
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