Pasadena is the seventh largest city in Los Angeles County, in the state of California, with a population of 143,667 residents according to the 2009 U.S. Census. Known as the “City of Roses,” Pasadena is 10-miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.
Pasadena is well known for being the host of college football’s Rose Bowl and the Tournament of Roses Parade — which is held annually on January 1. Pasadena has been the home of several notable residents including Adolphus Busch, co-founder of the brewer Anheuser-Busch; William Wrigley Jr., the maker of Wrigley’s chewing gum; and David Gambles, the son of James Gamble of Proctor & Gamble.
Pasadena is the home of the California Institute of Technology and is also the site of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Pasadena is part of the Los Angeles television market, which has the 2nd largest number of television households in the United States with 5,659,170 “TV Homes,” according to the Nielson Media Local Market Estimates of 2010.
Pasadena is part of the Los Angeles television market, which has a number of television stations that broadcast from within the city limits including KCBS 2 CBS, KNBC 4 NBC, KTLA 5 CW, KABC 7 ABC, KCAL 9 CBS, KTTV 11 Fox, KCOP 13 Fox, KVCR 24 Independent, KCET 28 PBS, KDOC 56 Independent, and KLCS 58 PBS.
Notable personalities that have worked in Los Angeles broadcasting include former KCBS political reporter Linda Douglass, who went on to work at CBS News and ABC News before becoming the spokeswoman for the Barack Obama presidential campaign; former KCBS reporter Ann Curry, now at NBC News; KCBS reporter Drew Griffin, now at CNN; KCBS feature reporter Steve Hartman, now at CBS News; KCBS reporter Lester Holt, now at NBC News; KCBS legal analyst Harvey Levin, creator of TMZ.com; KCBS anchor Brent Musburger, now with ABC Sports/ESPN; KCBS sports anchor Keith Olbermann, now at MSNBC; KCBS reporter Ross Palombo, now at CBS News; KCBS reporter Kyra Phillips, now at CNN Headline News; former KNBC anchor Tom Brokaw, later anchor of NBC Nightly News; KNBC anchor Keith Morrison, now a correspondent for Dateline NBC; KNBC weatherman Pat Sajak, now host of Wheel of Fortune; KNBC anchor Tom Snyder, later with NBC Nightly News and The Late Late Show; KABC anchor Jann Carl, now a correspondent with Entertainment Tonight; KABC talk show host Regis Philbin, now host of Live with Regis and Kelly; KABC anchor Maggie Rodriguez, now co-anchor of the CBS’ The Early Show; and KABC sports anchor Bill Weir, now co-host of Nightline on ABC.
There are a number of radio stations that broadcast from Pasadena including KPCC 89.3 FM; KROQ 106.7 FM; KDIS 1110 AM Children’s; and KAZN 1300 AM Asian.