Larry McCormick

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Born

2/3/1933 , Kansas City, Missouri

Died

8/27/2004

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Biography:

Talented, classy, versatile: no three words better describe Larry McCormick. Larry brings integrity and vast news experience as anchor of KTLA's "News at Ten Weekend Edition," and weekday feature anchor for "News at Ten." He is also co-host of the highly-lauded "Making It: Minority Success Stories" seen every Sunday morning at 6:30a.m. on KTLA.

In his 43 years in broadcasting, including 34 in television news, Larry has done it all and done it well. To honor his 30 years of service to KTLA, career and commitment to the community, in June 2001, KTLA named one of its stages the Larry McCormick Stage.

Larry has hosted musical programs of all kinds, radio and TV talk shows, TV games shows, football play-by-play, as well as writing, narrating and producing TV and radio documentaries. He has even taken some turns in management as community relations director and program director. In television news, Larry has been a weatherman, sportscaster, feature reporter and anchor. He has been nominated for several Emmy Awards, and has been the recipient of a number of Golden Mike Awards. In June, 1994, Larry won the prestigious "Governor's Award," the highest honor presented annually by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

A theater major at Kansas City University before switching to broadcasting, Larry now frequently weds the two, portraying TV newscasters in more than 80 television and motion picture dramas. His expertise as an actual newscaster has provided the kind of authenticity that gives such roles real credibility. He is perennial host on the UNCF and MDA Telethons. Larry feels honored at having been the "quiz master" for the past 12 LAUSD Academic Decathlon "Superquizzes" (1988-2000), and to have been "quiz master" for two national Academic Decathlon "Superquizzes."

Not content to be a "media star," Larry McCormick has always been very active in the Los Angeles community, generally, and Los Angeles Black community especially, where he is considered to be a "leader" of considerable significance. He has, for example, organized and/or emceed more than 2,100 programs in the greater Los Angeles community over the past 30 years. He has also been a hard working member of numerous boards of directors of community organizations, as well as, professional organizations. Larry has been the recipient of 131 awards, citations and honors from government, civic and community organizations. The most recent are from the Associated Administrators of Los Angeles (AALA), an organization of educational administrators; and from 115-year-old Second Baptist Church, the oldest Black church in Los Angeles (both in May 2000).

A former semi-pro baseball player, Larry is now an avid tennis player. He and educator-wife Anita, reside in Los Angeles, have three children: Alvin, Mitch, and Kitty. They are also the proud grandparents of Daniel and Benjamin. The McCormicks have been members of Episcopal Church of the Advent in Los Angeles for 35 years.