A quarter century ago Malibu Seen was covering a different seen — an on-going, horrific, crime scene.
Years before covering locals like Cindy Crawford, David Geffen and Tom Hanks — their glitzy parties and premieres — I was a local evening news anchor.
Sure, I had covered major assignments in Russia, China, Japan and other exotic locals like Washington D.C., but nothing quite prepared me for the infamous Los Angeles Riots.
It seemed a day like any other. I was cruising to the station up La Cienega, my red 300 ZX listening to KNX all-news radio when the first blast came and I knew there was going to be trouble. Big trouble. We just didn’t know how big.
We all fancied ourselves as seasoned news pros who’ve pulled many a long all-nighter. We just didn’t know that this all-nighter would be nerve wracking, scary and seemingly endless.