Sam Rubin is the entertainment anchor for the KTLA Morning News, the No. 1 news program in Los Angeles.

Since joining the show in 1991, he has established a reputation as someone who goes beyond the entertainment headlines of the day. His insights and exploration of the deeper meaning and impact of the stories within the entertainment industry generate conversation within the business, as well as outside it.

Sam is a multiple-Emmy winner; has received the Golden Mike Award for best entertainment reporter; has received a lifetime achievement award from the Southern California Broadcasters Association; and has been named best entertainment reporter by the Los Angeles Press Club.

Sam was honored by the National Hispanic Media Coalition with its 2013 Impact Award for outstanding integrity in broadcast journalism.

He is the author of two published books, and has seen his work published in both print and online around the world. Sam regularly appears on BBC television and radio in the United Kingdom, and is a regular contributor to Triple M radio and Channel 9 television network in Australia.

Sam is one of the founding members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the largest organization of film and television critics in the United States with more than 200 members. In 1996, the BFCA began the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, now regarded in the same tier as the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes. The 2013 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, hosted by Sam, was seen in more than 2 million homes, making it the No. 1 rated show in Los Angeles and other major cities. It was also the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter that evening and generated more than 500 million impressions online.

Sam is the owner of SRE, Inc., a television production company that has produced more than 200 hours of broadcast and cable programming, including several “Live From” red carpet shows and 120 episodes of the talk show “Hollywood Uncensored.”

Off the air, Sam supports various non-profit organizations including putting together a KTLA team for the annual MS 150 Bay to Bike Tour, the premiere cycling event in Southern California raising funds to find a cure for multiple sclerosis. He also is interested in revitalizing Los Angeles schools, including support for literacy programs and events such as the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

Sam received his Bachelor of Arts degree in American studies and rhetoric at Occidental College in Los Angeles.

Sam lives in Brentwood with his wife Leslie and their four children.


Recent Articles
  • Actors Richard Dormer, Maisie Williams, Kerry Ingram, Gemma Whelan, Pilou Asbæk, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Joe Dempsie, Conleth Hill, Hannah Murray, Ben Crompton, John Bradley, producer Chris Newman, executive producer Bernadette Caulfield, actors Kit Harington, Carice van Houten, Liam Cunningham, Jerome Flynn, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jacob Anderson and Sophie Turner attend the "Game of Thrones" Season 8 screening at the Waterfront Hall on April 12, 2019 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Credit: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

    ‘Game of Thrones’ Final Season Shatters Record With 32 Emmy Nods

    HBO’s “Game of Thrones” slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it last year from atop the increasingly crowded television heap. The bloodthirsty saga’s total eclipsed the all-time series record of 27 nods earned by “NYPD Blue” in 1994. If “Game of Thrones” successfully defends it best drama series title and claims a fourth trophy, it will join the […]

  • Mark, Frank and Sam Grill Up Their Favorite July 4 Recipes

    Mark Kriski, Frank Buckley and Sam Rubin are always talking about how they are the best at grilling and like to brag about their recipes. They got to put their skills to the test during Jessica’s July 4 party. Mark made steaks, Frank made shrimp and Sam made salmon, with help from his sous chef, Megan Henderson. Watch as the three compete for King of the Grill, along with some funny mishaps along the way. Mark, Frank and Sam were […]

  • Jessica’s July 4 Lunch And Dessert Is Served

    Now that the crew is done grilling, it’s time to eat! Jessica, Megan, Frank, Sam and Mark sat down for a tasty July 4 lunch that also included a little fun: The team played a game of Fourth of July trivia. Find out just how patriotic they are. The crew also enjoyed a delicious grilled peaches and cream dessert made by Jessica and Megan. This segment aired on California Cooking With Jessica Holmes Episode 38. Grilled Peaches and Cream Ingredients […]

  • As it opens, the signature attraction and ride at Disneyland's Galaxy's Edge is the full-scale, 100-plus-foot-long, movie-perfect Millennium Falcon. (Credit: Michelle Groskopf for CNN)

    Insider’s Guide to Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

    “Chewie, we’re home.” That line, from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is what walking into Disneyland’s new Star Wars land, opening Friday, embodies. Han Solo’s three words carried with them a new hope for fans who had grown resigned that the franchise had faded away after the prequels ended in 2005. And now, after resurrecting Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and company in theaters, Disney has brought Star Wars back to us again, live and interactive. And with George Lucas’ blessing […]

  • Comedian Tim Conway of the television show 'Inside Comedy' speaks during the Showtime portion of the 2012 Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 12, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

    Tim Conway, Legendary Comedian Known for ‘The Carol Burnett Show,’ Dies at 85

    Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show, starred aboard “McHale’s Navy” and later voiced the role of Barnacle Boy for “Spongebob Squarepants,” has died. He was 85. Conway died Tuesday morning in a Los Angeles care facility, according to Howard Bragman, who heads LaBrea Media. Conway’s wife, Charlene Fusco, and a daughter, Jackie, were at his side. The cause was a disorder in which there is an excess […]

  • Actress Doris Day is seen in a screen shot from the film "Pillow Talk."

    Legendary Actress, Singer Doris Day Dies at 97

    Doris Day, the sunny blond actress and singer whose frothy comedic roles opposite the likes of Rock Hudson and Cary Grant made her one of Hollywood’s biggest stars in the 1950s and ’60s and a symbol of wholesome American womanhood, died Monday. She was 97. In more recent years, Day had been an animal rights advocate. Her Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed her death at her Carmel Valley, California, home. Day “had been in excellent physical health for her age” […]

  • Olivia Jade Giannulli (left) and Lori Loughlin (right) attend WCRF's "An Unforgettable Evening" Presented by Saks Fifth Avenue on Feb. 27, 2018 in Beverly Hills. (Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for WCRF)

    Olivia Jade Giannulli, Daughter of Actress Lori Loughlin, After Getting Into USC: ‘I Don’t Really Care About School’

    The teen daughter of an actress who has been charged in a college admissions fraud and bribery scheme posted a video to her nearly 2 million subscribers last year in which she said she didn’t really care about school. The video was posted by social media influencer Olivia Jade Giannulli, daughter of actress Lori Loughlin, after the teen had been accepted in USC. Giannulli, 19, is currently a first-year student at the school. Loughlin was named Tuesday as part of […]

  • English actor Albert Finney in 1985. (Credit: Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

    British Actor Albert Finney, a 5-Time Oscar Nominee, Dies at 82

    Albert Finney, one of the most respected and versatile actors of his generation and the star of films as diverse as “Tom Jones” and “Skyfall,” has died. He was 82. From his early days as a strikingly handsome and magnetic screen presence to his closing acts as a brilliant character actor, Finney was a British treasure known for charismatic work on both stage and screen. Finney’s family said Friday that he “passed away peacefully after a short illness with those […]

  • Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o and Isaach de Bankolé attend the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 27, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Turner)

    ‘Black Panther’ Takes Top Honor at SAG Awards

    “Black Panther” took the top award at Sunday’s 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards, giving Ryan Coogler’s superhero sensation its most significant awards-season honor yet and potentially setting up Wakanda for a major role at next month’s Academy Awards. The two leading Oscar nominees — “Roma” and “The Favourite” — were bypassed by the actors guild for a best ensemble field that also included “BlacKkKlansman,” ”Crazy Rich Asians,” ”Bohemian Rhapsody” and “A Star Is Born.” Although “Black Panther” wasn’t nominated for […]

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.