Alvarez Leaving KCBS

Twelve-time Emmy winner Linda Alvarez is leaving KCBS and KCAL after 22 years in Los Angeles, and 34 in the local news game. President Don Corsini called her "one of the classiest and most highly regarded journalists in Southern California."

Alvarez, who was embedded with the troops in the Persian Gulf in 2003, counts several Golden Mikes and Los Angeles Press Club Awards among her Emmys. She kicked off her TV career at WMAQ Chicago in 1973. An L.A. native, she started in the marekt at KNBC in 1985.

Alvarez will use her freed-up time to travel.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.