KTLA’S “Live From The Oscars®” & “Countdown To The Oscars®” To Air February 28

KTLA’S “Live From The Oscars®” & “Countdown To The Oscars®” To Air February 28

Sam Rubin and Jessica Holmes host syndicated shows with “Fashion Guy” Lawrence Zarian joining LIVE broadcast

February 11, 2016 – KTLA’s Entertainment team – Sam Rubin, Jessica Holmes and fashion correspondent Lawrence Zarian step on to the Oscar Red Carpet for “Live from theOSCARS®” – Sunday, February 28 to bring the most intimate interviews, “educated” predictions, excitement and Red Carpet glamour leading up to Hollywood’s biggest night. The show is LIVE from 3:00pm to 4:30pm PT on KTLA Channel 5, KTLA.com and syndicated on several Tribune stations (full list below.)  The show will also repeat at 11:30pm PT.

KTLA’s award-winning entertainment coverage will begin at 2:00 pm with “Countdown to the OSCARS®”, a one-hour special that will also feature Sam Rubin and Jessica Holmes as they give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the movies and actors who are nominated for this year’s Academy Awards.  Sam, Jessica, and Awards Expert, Tom O’Neil will also predict this year’s winners.

In both “Live from the Oscars®” and “Countdown to the Oscars®,” viewers will get a sneak peek into the coveted Academy Award Nominee Gift Bag and a chance to win a portion of the “celebrity swag” inside!

An encore of “Countdown to the OSCARS®” will air immediately after “Live from the OSCARS®” at 4:30 pm to carry viewers right up to the main event at 5:30 pm.

For more than two decades, KTLA has been the red carpet station in Los Angeles, providing the best and most comprehensive awards coverage all season including Emmys, Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and SAG Awards, culminating in the most watched local LIVE Oscar® show.

Co-hosts Sam Rubin and Jessica Holmes bring a wealth of movie knowledge and personal celebrity connections to “Live from the OSCARS®”, and fashion expert Lawrence Zarian brings his unique style and extensive knowledge to comment with authority about the trends, designs and elegance that only the Academy Awards offer.

“There’s no doubt that KTLA is THE Los Angeles Red Carpet Station.  Co-host Sam Rubin was the first entertainment reporter to host a local LIVE red carpet walk-up show more than twenty years ago and since then, we’ve made it our business to comprehensively cover award’s season like no one else,” said Don Corsini, KTLA President and General Manager. “Co-host Jessica Holmes keeps Sam on his toes and always seems to ask the questions our viewers are wondering themselves. It’s not an Oscar party without Sam and Jessica!”

Sam Rubin, entertainment anchor for the KTLA Morning News, the No. 1 news program in Los Angeles, has established a reputation as someone who goes beyond the entertainment headlines of the day. His insights and exploration of the deeper meaning and impact of the stories within the entertainment industry generate conversation within the business, as well as outside it.

Jessica Holmes is co-anchor of KTLA’s Emmy Award-winning signature broadcast, L.A.’s No. 1-rated KTLA Morning News. She is also on the red carpet for all the major Hollywood events, including the Oscars and the Emmys, and co-hosts KTLA’s Emmy Award-winning Rose Parade coverage.

Lawrence Zarian is one of the most sought after on-camera lifestyle & fashion experts in the television industry today, and author of the highly successful fashion “Bible”, Lawrence Zarian’s 10 Commandments for a Perfect Wardrobe (released with Birdstreet Books last year.)  With his long-standing relationship with KTLA and all things red carpet, Lawrence brings great chemistry and fashion insight to the show.

Viewers can follow online @samontv, @lawrencezarian and @jessicaktla, as well as facebook.com/ktla and streaming at ktla.com.

Additional stations airing KTLA’S “LIVE FROM THE OSCARS®” & “COUNTDOWN TO THE OSCARS®” include:

KSWB/San Diego – 3-4:30pm PT
WPIX/New York – 6-7:30pm ET
WPHL/Philadelphia – 6-7:30pm ET
WDCW/Washington DC – 6-7:30pm ET
WSFL/Miami – 6-7:30pm ET
KDAF/Dallas – 5-6:30pm CT
WQAD/Moline, Davenport –   5-6:30pm CT


Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, available in approximately 73 million households, Tribune Studios, and Gracenote, one of the world’s leading sources of TV and music metadata powering electronic program guides in televisions, automobiles and mobile devices. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds other strategic investments in media. For more information please visit www.tribunemedia.com.

Media Contacts:
Jessica Bellucci,
Tribune Broadcasting

Jennie O’Hagan
Executive Producer, Live Special Events