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Kelly Lange
Born Dorothy Scafard [1]
(1937-12-14) December 14, 1937 (age 76)
New York City [1][2]
Residence Los Angeles, California
Alma mater Merrimack College
Occupation Newscaster
Years active 1971–2001
Home town Andover, Massachusetts [3]
Spouse(s) William Friedkin (1987-1990)
Awards Emmy

Kelly Lange (born Dorothy Scafard; December 14, 1937) is an American journalist, most notable for being the first woman to be a nightly news anchor in Los Angeles. Lange, a Shakespeare major in college, is a longtime news anchor in Los Angeles, a veteran radio and TV news reporter, NBC talk show host, former Tournament of Roses parade co-host, and more recently a best-selling mystery author.

Early career[edit]

Lange was born in New York City [1] and graduated from Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts.[2]

She moved to California in the mid-1960s to pursue a certification to be a school teacher.[3]

One day in 1967, Lange, a model at the time, got into a line at a Buena Park, California shopping mall,[3] because it appeared "they were giving something away." The something they were giving away turned out to be applications for two positions as "Ladybirds" on KABC 790 radio. The lucky duo would become the first female traffic/weather reporters in this area to patrol in helicopters. Lange was one of two chosen. She got the 6 a.m.-to-9 a.m. segment and she was called "Dawn O'Day." Another applicant, a film studio secretary named Lori Ross, got the afternoon shift as "Eve O'Day." "The two women in their tight-fitting, silver-lamé jumpsuits paved the way for today's less-exploited women deejays and announcers," thus began Kelly Lange's career as a news reporter, spotting news and reporting traffic for KABC, later joining KNBC-4 in 1971.[4] NBC News refers to Lange as the first woman to anchor a nightly newscast at an NBC-owned station. TV Guide said Lange was the first local newscaster to be paid $1 million per year.


Lange served as Rose Parade co-host with Michael Landon; was the regular guest host of Tomorrow, with Tom Snyder; and a regular guest host of NBC's Today show. In Southern California, she served as co-anchor for nightly newscasts at KNBC-TV from 1971-1999. She hosted the Grand Floral Parade of Portland Rose Festival and won several Emmy Awards as well as serving as host of the primetime network broadcast ceremony.[5] She began writing fiction and mysteries while still a news anchor, partially to relieve insomnia from working on the 11 pm newscast. After a two-year talk show stint with KCBS-TV, she left broadcasting and has since been a full-time mystery novelist. The popular mystery fiction books include The Reporter, Dead File, and Graveyard Shift, featuring fictional TV news anchor Maxi Poole, plus Trophy Wife and Gossip.[6]

In 2010, Lange was presented with the Golden Mike's Lifetime Achievement Award by the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California.

Personal life[edit]

She was married to film director William Friedkin (1987–1990) and has one daughter.


External links[edit]

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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:33:32 -0700

“We've identified what's in the bundle,” said Kelly Lange, Blue Cross director of delivery system innovation and contracting, “It's essentially a list of billing codes.” The two parties are still negotiating what the actual payment will be, Lange said ...
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:13:19 -0700

Kelly Lange, who lived with Christina and their friend Ariel Hammer while the missing 23-year-old attended University of Texas at Dallas, said Christina's creativity was shown in her pride and joy – Trust None Streetwear, a skater-esque clothing ...


Fri, 03 Oct 2014 09:41:15 -0700

Louisiana 1995, nella Parrocchia di Vermilion i detective Martin Hart e Rustin Cohle indagano sull'omicidio di Dora Kelly Lange, ex prostituta trovata in mezzo ad una piantagione fumante per un incendio. Tutto fa pensare ad un macabro rituale. Cohle ...
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 02:00:00 -0700

Tantissimi volti noti della televisione e più in generale del mondo dello spettacolo ma non solo come nel caso della arci nota Brooke di Beautiful alias Katherine Kelly Lange, Giulio Berruti, Giorgia Surina, Giusy Versace, il campione Andrew Howe , che ...


Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:39:02 -0700

Sul fronte matrimoniale, la sfida per te è tutta con Katherine Kelly Lange, la mitologica Brooke di Beautiful, che ha collezionato 15 matrimoni durante la soap. (ride) Lei è impeccabile, molto americana. Esce dalla sala prove, si mette a posto il ...
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 07:37:30 -0700

I detective Martin Hart e Rustin Cohle indagano sull'omicidio dell'ex prostituta Dora Kelly Lange, trovata in mezzo a una piantagione fumante a causa di un recente incendio. Tutti gli indizi evidenziano un macabro rituale: i segni sulla schiena, le ...

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