In honor of KTLA’s 75th anniversary as L.A.’s Very Own station, we’re kicking off a special series sharing the hometown stories of our KTLA team who grew up in the greater Los Angeles area.

Our on-air personalities share memories of their youth and how the people and places around Southern California shaped their journeys.

My Very Own Story series will air Thursdays at 8 a.m., 12 p.m., and 5 p.m.

Track the stories online at ktla.com/mystory.