Mitch Waldow is a veteran broadcast journalist who for five decades has worked in front of and behind the camera, as a reporter, writer and producer at a half-dozen Los Angeles television stations. His documentaries have been nominated for several L.A. Emmys and have won numerous national awards. He's the recipient of a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for large market TV writing and has been honored several times by the L.A. Press Club. The Fox 11 Realtime Traffic webcast he co-anchored won the club's Best Live News Coverage award.
As the Archive Manager of Fox owned and operated KTTV and KCOP, Waldow is the go-to person for the licensing of footage from what is considered to be the largest local news library on the West Coast. Hundreds of television and film producers have called on Mitch to help them with their projects.
An avid film collector, Mitch's stock library of Southern California scenes dates back to the 1920s. The UCLA Film and Television Library, the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Paley Center for Media all have accepted material from the Mitch Waldow Film Archive. Mitch is a local TV history buff, who has written numerous articles on Los Angeles television broadcasting, and more recently has lectured on the subject.