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LA Dreamers: Our African-American Pioneers – Larry McCormick

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – We’re celebrating Black History Month by highlighting Southern California’s African-American Pioneers.

Today, KTLA’s Eric Spillman pays homage to the legacy of our very own Larry McCormick.

As one of the first African-American newscasters in the country, Larry McCormick was an L.A. dreamer who opened the door for generations.

A predominate force in the industry, McCormick was a broadcaster at KTLA for 33-years.

Showing his versatility, McCormick appeared in movies like Terminator 3 and SWAT. He also guest starred in television shows such as The Jeffersons, The Brady Bunch and Beverly Hills 90210.

Through it all, this consummate professional always gave back to the community.

To find out more about Larry McCormick and other L.A. Dreamers, the Los Angeles Urban League has a special free exhibit called “The 90 That Built L.A.”

For more information, go to www.laul.org.