After Three Decades, Reporter Leaves KNBC

By Andrew Gauthier 


Doug Kriegel, a general assignment reporter for KNBC in Los Angeles, filed his final report last week after 31 years with the station. LAObserved posted an email sent out by KNBC’s Assistant New Director Keith Esparros announcing Kriegel’s departure.

In the email, Esparros writes that Kriegel’s tenure at KNBC was “one of the most successful, colorful, and well-fed careers of all time.”


Kriegel joined KNBC in 1978 as state capital correspondent and Sacramento Bureau Chief. During his time as a general assignment reporter, Kriegel won several awards including a Los Angeles area Emmy Award for the 1983 news series “Whatever Happened to Real Men.”

Perhaps Kriegel is best known for being the first Los Angeles newsperson to report live from New York City on September 11, 2001. He spent three weeks covering the activity in lower Manhattan following the terrorist attacks.