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Olsen Ebright is the assistant news director, digital for KTLA 5 News. He joined the station in 2013. He previously worked as a digital media producer for KNBC-TV in Los Angeles, KNTV-TV in the San Francisco Bay Area and WCMH-TV in Columbus, Ohio.

Recent Articles
  • Photo Shows High-Profile Missile Launch Off SoCal Coast, Pentagon Confirms

    The Pentagon on Tuesday confirmed the authenticity of a photo showing a high-profile missile launch off the coast of Southern California, despite oddities in the image’s technical data. The photograph — posted on the U.S. Strategic Command’s website Monday — showed a trident II D-5 ballistic missile launching from the USS Kentucky, an Ohio-class military submarine. According to the caption, the image was taken Saturday, Nov. 7. Digital photographs are automatically stamped with metadata created by the camera, ranging from […]

  • Avery Faeth appears in an undated photo featured on the Avery's Alliance GoFundMe page.

    Despite Insurance Denials, Granada Hills Family Says New Wheelchair Critical for Boy With Muscular Dystrophy

    A Granada Hills family struggling to pay for their son’s medical treatment, including a costly motorized wheelchair, have turned to social media and the Southern California community after repeated denials from their insurance company. Avery Faeth, 11, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy on Feb. 14, 2007, a few months before his third birthday. The degenerative muscle disease has no cure. Boys diagnosed with it typically live into their late teens and early 20s, although the Muscular Dystrophy Association has […]

  • 189-Acre Rustic Fire in Simi Valley at 50% Containment After Threatening 500 Homes

    Firefighters on Friday night were gaining the upper hand on a brush fire in Simi Valley that had threatened hundreds of home in the area, officials said. The Rustic Fire, burning in the 500 block of Rustic Hills Drive (map), had destroyed about 189 acres by 8:30 p.m. but was 50 percent contained, according to the Ventura County Fire Department. It began before 3:45 p.m. “We’re extremely busy here in Ventura County,” said county fire Capt. Barry Parker. “The weather is […]

  • A lifeguard rescue vehicle is visible off the coast of Huntington Beach on Friday, July 10, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Great White Shark Bumps Surfer; Portion of Huntington Beach Closed

    A portion of Huntington Beach was closed Friday after a surfer reported an aggressive encounter with a great white shark off the coast. The closure began at Beach Boulevard and extended along the coastline about 1 mile in each direction, according to Huntington Beach Watch Commander Lt. Claude Panis. The shark sighting was first reported about 8:45 a.m. by a surfer who is well known to many of the local lifeguards, Panis said. “He was sitting on his board, and he noticed that the […]

  • Pregnant Woman Who Went Missing in La Habra Found Safe in Pasadena: Police

    A 27-year-old pregnant woman who had been reported missing in La Habra was found safe outside a Pasadena grocery store Thursday after a bystander recognized the woman from news reports and called police. Adrienne Elise Moreno was spotted sitting outside a Ralphs store located at 3601 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena Police Department Lt. Johnny Mercado said. Moreno, who is eight and half months pregnant, was taken to Pasadena police headquarters, Mercado said. Police were alerted to Moreno’s location after bystander Cecilia […]

  • AMS Meteorologist Henry DiCarlo spins another $100, the smallest prize value on KTLA’s Spin-to-Win whell. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Hundred Dollar Henry’ DiCarlo Needs Your Help, Lucky Charms

    “Hundred Dollar Henry” needs your help. Since the introduction of the KTLA Spin-to-Win prize wheel, there’s been one person who continues to come up short. Oh, poor Henry. Time and time again, he continues to spin $100, the lowest prize value on the wheel. So we’re calling in the reinforcements. We want you to shower Henry DiCarlo with good vibes and support by sending us lucky charms. Whether it’s a rabbit’s foot or lucky penny, send them to: KTLA 5 News […]

  • Stan Chambers, Longtime KTLA Reporter, Dies at 91

    Stan Chambers, the veteran local TV news reporter whose career at KTLA spanned more than six decades, died Friday, according to his family. He was 91. Chambers passed away shortly after 10:30 a.m. at his Holmby Hills home surrounded by family, according to his daughter Mary Moro. He is survived by his wife GeGe, 11 children, 38 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Chambers family,” ‎KTLA President and General Manager Don Corsini said. […]

  • Lab Results Prove ‘Strange Creature’ Found in Tuna Can Was Crab

    A “strange creature” found inside a can of Princes tuna has been identified as a crab, according to the British woman who made the initial discovery. “‘Eric’ has now been identified as a small immature crab also known as a Megalopa,” Zoe Butler tweeted Thursday. Speculation about the creature was widespread on Twitter after the 28-year-old Nottingham woman tweeted photos of the “grim” discovery, which she initially made in mid-January. Guesses ranged from snails to tadpoles to turtle. One expert […]

  • Police gather outside the Hollywood & Highland complex on Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, following an officer-involved shooting.

    Police ID Armed Woman Shot in Leg by Officer at Hollywood & Highland Complex

    A woman allegedly armed with a baseball bat and handgun was identified Friday afternoon after a police officer shot the woman in the leg in the middle of Hollywood’s tourist district. Diamond Vargas, 47, was shot at the Hollywood & Highland parking structure located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd. (map) after she allegedly pointed a gun at officers early Friday morning, according to police. Vargas was hospitalized in stable condition and will be booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly […]