KCAL anchor Alvarez signing off


KCBS/KCAL reporter-anchor Linda Alvarez, who became the first Latina to helm an English-language Los Angeles weekday newscast in 1986, will sign off the air for good Sunday. "We are sad to see her go but understand and respect her desire to start spending more time with her husband, Leo, and enjoying the finer things in life," said Don Corsini, president and chief executive of the CBS-owned stations. She will anchor her final newscasts for both stations Sunday. Alvarez, who joined CBS2 as an anchor and reporter in 1993, has won 12 local Emmys, among other honors.