Mitch Waldow

Mitch Waldow

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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.

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  • Los Angeles Area Vice Chair Mitch Waldow, and Television Academy Governors Brenda Brkusic and Paul Button arrive at the 70th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center, North Hollywood, California, Saturday, July 28, 2018.

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  • Television Academy Governor Mitch Waldow and Ellen Lutwak are seen at the Television Academy Motion and Title Design Nominee Reception at the Montage Beverly Hills on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Allie Estrada, Nicholas Veneroso, Mickey Meyer, Lynda Kahn and Mitch Waldow attend the 2017 Producers Nominee Reception presented by the Television Academy on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Ellen Lutwok and Mitch Waldow are seen at the 2017 Emmy Awards' Directors Nominee Reception presented by The Television Academy at the Directors Guild of America on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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  • Mitch Waldow and Heather Lea Gerdes are seen at the 2017 Emmy Awards' Directors Nominee Reception presented by The Television Academy at the Directors Guild of America on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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  • Television Academy Governor Tony Carey, Susan Nessenbaum-Goldberg and Mitch Waldow attend The Television Academy's 2017 Cinematographers, Lighting, Camera and Technical Arts Emmy Nominee Reception at the Saban Media Center on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, in North Hollywood, California.

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  • Allison Binder, Susan Nessenbaum Goldberg and Mitch Waldow attend The Television Academy's 2017 Special Visual Effects Nominee Reception at the Saban Media Center on Moday, August 28, 2017, in North Hollywood, California.

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  • Mitch Waldow and Television Academy Governor Mark Scott Spatny attend The Television Academy's 2017 Special Visual Effects Nominee Reception at the Saban Media Center on Moday, August 28, 2017, in North Hollywood, California.

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  • Allison Binder, Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg and Mitch Waldow attend the 2017 Picture Editors Nominee Reception on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 in North Hollywood, California.

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  • Television Academy Governors Mitch Waldow and Dorenda Moore, and nominee Eddie Perez seen at the Television Academy stunts nominee reception at the Television Academy's Wolf Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 in Los Angeles

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  • Television Academy Governors Mitch Waldow and John O'Brien seen at the Television Academy stunts nominee reception at the Television Academy's Wolf Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 in Los Angeles.

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  • Bryan Sheesley, Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg, Jennie Waldow, Ellen Lutwak and Mitch Waldow attend the 2017 Animation & Children’s Nominee Reception on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 in North Hollywood, California.

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  • Mitch Waldow and Allison Binder attend the Choreography Nominee Reception at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center on Sunday, August 27, 2017, in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.

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  • Maria Lynch, Heidi Schaeffer, Mitch Waldow, Lana Rushing and Debbie Perry attend The Television Academy's 2017 Executives Emmy Celebration at The Montage Hotel on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Television Academy Governor Lynda Kahn, Television Academy Governor Ann Leslie Uzdavinis, Carey Keeney, Television Academy Vice Chair Mitch Waldow and Television Academy Vice Chair Frank Scherma seen at the Television Academy commercial nominee reception at the Montage Beverly Hills on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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  • Television Academy Vice Chair Mitch Waldow and Television Academy Governor Patrika Darbo seen at the Television Academy commercial nominee reception at the Montage Beverly Hills on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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  • L. A. Area governors Paul Button and Beatriz Gomez and Vice Chair, L.A. Area, Academy Executive Committee Mitch Waldow at the L.A. Area Emmy Awards presented at the Television Academy's Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center on Saturday, July 22, 2017, in North Hollywood, California.

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