Who Was Alan Massengale From KCAL TV?
In the 1980s, Massengale was a SportsCenter anchor. Following his time at ESPN, he worked for Fox Sports and the Los Angeles television stations KCBS and KCAL 9.
Massengale became the inaugural host of CBSLA’s Sports Central show at KCBS. He was also a huge boxing fan who used to work ringside at contests.
Prior to joining CBS2 and KCAL9 News, Alan was an anchor for ESPN and Fox Sports. He’s worked for major networks and fought in boxing rings all over the world.
While anchoring Sports Central, he co-hosted KCAL-pregame TV’s and postgame broadcasts with Naismith Memorial Hall of Famer and Laker legend James Worthy.
Alan won the Golden Mike Award for best sportscast in Los Angeles on two occasions for his remarkable work as a sportscaster. He was the most-watched sports personality in the country for a decade.
Massengale was diagnosed with colon cancer over six years ago and was put on life support after a brain hemorrhage caused by a slip and tumble.
Following his cancer diagnosis in 2015, Massengale began sharing updates about his treatment and became a strong champion for colonoscopies, urging his social media followers to undergo preventative screenings.