Biography

 
 

Awards (a partial list)


• Emmy Award 1967 for Tempo at KHJ-TV

• DuPont-Columbia Award 1979-1980  for Investigative Reporting at KYW-TV

• New York International Festival Gold Award-winner for "Crisis in the Gulf"

• New York International Festival Silver Award-winner for "Election Goes up in Smoke"

• Associated Press Mark Twain Award  for Best Newscast 1988

• Associated Press Award  for Best Newscast 1990 (5p)

• Investigative Reporters and Editors Distinction for Investigative Reporting 1982 (KYW)

• Golden Mike Awards (several)


Resumé Highlights


• 1960's & early 1970's

- Morning radio show host on KFRC (San Francisco).

- Radio talk-show host on KLAC.  This was one of the pioneering radio talk shows in Los Angeles, bringing the brewing controversies of the early 1960's onto the airwaves.

- Host of Tempo on KHJ-TV. In light of the success of the KLAC talk show, KHJ conceived Tempo, an almost all-day-long effort to bring talk shows to television. When Tempo began, there were actually three distinct shows, each lasting 2 or 3 hours, live, Monday through Friday. Stan Bohrman (without a doubt the most controversial and the centerpiece of the enterprise) was paired with Maria Cole on the edition called Tempo II. Cole was later replaced by Regis Philbin in the early '70s. [Some of the hosts of the other Tempo broadcasts were: Bob Dornan, Jack Webb, & JoAnn Pflug.]  Tempo acted as a lightening rod for television in the turbulent '60s, bringing the Vietnam War and the '60s culture, debates, emotion, and life-styles into millions of Los Angeles homes.


• Mid-1970's

- After Tempo, Stan Bohrman evolved into primarily a newsman. The mid-'70s saw him create the investigative reporting unit Eyewitness News Wants to Know at KABC-TV. Again, a pioneering effort, this time at bringing the new '70s style of investigative reporting to local television news. The unit forged many startling and law-changing stories, and helped set the standard for much of the investigative reporting that would follow.  In addition to the investigative work, he began to devote much time to being a news anchor, and this period saw him regularly anchoring at KHJ-TV as well as KABC.



• Late 1970's & early 1980's

  1. -During this period Stan Bohrman was both a television news anchorman and an award-winning investigative reporter. These assignments were not in Los Angeles, but in San Francisco (KPIX), Minneapolis (WTCN), & Philadelphia (KYW). He won many awards and honors in these cities, and was very popular; bringing Hollywood professionalism and excitement to other parts of the country.


• Featured role in “The China Syndrome” - Played the part of Pete Martin, the main anchor for the TV station at the center of the story.


• Mid 1980's and early 1990's

- Returning home to Hollywood, Stan Bohrman returned to radio, and once again became a well-known fixture on newsradio in Southern California, first with KNX, and then with KFWB.



• Early Career

• 1930's:  As a child actor, appeared as Boy in a Tarzan movie (the result of winning a beautiful baby contest).


• 1940's & 1950's:  Armed Forces radio announcer, Recording engineer at RCA Records, Announcer and newsman at many television and radio stations (such as KNXT, Don Lee, etc.)


Personal information: Survived by screenwriter Delle Coleman and 3 Children: David, Caren, and Cathy, as well as two grandchildren Amber Warrington and Harrison Bohrman.



 

Stan Bohrman 1930-1994

“Then he will talk -- ye gods, how he will talk!”


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