Niele Anderson, left, and Amy Johnson on the set of L.A. Sentinel Community Insider. (YouTube)


The Los Angeles Sentinel and KCBS/KCAL has launched a historical new Black news segment for L.A. viewers. 

 Beginning July 21, the KCBS/KCAL News team started airing the L.A. Sentinel Community Insider on Thursdays at 10:45 a.m., on “KCAL News with Amy Johnson.”   The piece contains information about the top news stories reported in the Los Angeles Sentinel’s weekly edition. 

 The live weekly segment features Sentinel correspondent Niele Anderson highlighting the main stories in the print and electronic editions of the largest African American-owned newspaper on the West Coast.  Long known for its award-winning coverage of community issues, the paper is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. 

 “We hope the community will tune in and learn about the wide-ranging, in-depth stories that are covered in the L.A. Sentinel.  Our editorial staff aims to spotlight people, projects and activities that impact the Black community throughout metropolitan Los Angeles,” said Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., president/CEO of Bakewell Media, owner of the L.A. Sentinel Newspaper. 

 The L.A. Sentinel Community Insider represents another level of partnership between the two companies, who have collaborated on multiple projects during their 10+ years of association.  In addition, KCBS/KCAL is a longtime sponsor of the Taste of Soul Family Festival, presented annually by Bakewell Media.