Lance Orozco

News Director

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, developing the station's local news coverage as it transitioned to a news/talk format. He has provided award-winning local coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires , the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.  He even did a story about his own kidney cancer surgery, taking listeners along as the operation was being performed.

Lance has won more than 200 journalism awards for KCLU, including more than 90 Golden Mikes, 20-plus regional Edward R. Murrow awards, a National Edward R. Murrow Award (an honor which came to David Letterman’s attention on “The Late Show”), and four National Society Of Professional Journalists awards.  He has been AP's small market reporter of the year for the western U.S. 13 times. 

Lance is a familiar face in the region, having worked nearly two decades as a television reporter and weathercaster for ABC, NBC, and CBS television stations in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. His adventures included an unexpected guest appearance on "Late Night With David Letterman."

You can reach Lance here.

More than a dozen earthquakes have rattled Ventura County. The wave of quakes started with a magnitude 3.3 temblor at 11:27 Friday night. It was centered 11 miles northeast of Ojai.

Then, a magnitude 4.1 quake struck in the same area at 12:40 Saturday morning. It was the largest in the series of quakes.

The nation said goodbye to former First Lady Nancy Reagan during ceremonies in Ventura County today.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco was at the funeral at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, and wraps up our week long coverage of the passing of the First Lady.

Nearly a thousand invited guests ranging from former president George W. Bush to Michelle Obama are in Ventura County for the funeral of former First Lady Nancy Reagan.

After three days of memorial events, the funeral is now underway at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, and will be followed by her burial on the library grounds next to the late President.

Final preparations are underway for Friday's funeral for former First Lady Nancy Reagan, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.

A thousand people are expected to be on hand for the private funeral ceremony of the former First Lady

A Ventura County gang member has been sentenced to 18 years in state prison for a pair of shootings which wounded a nine year old girl, and a man.

Mauricio Chavez of Fillmore entered guilty pleas to nine charges stemming from the attacks last June on Ramona Street, in Ventura.

The nine year old girl, as well as adult male victim escaped with minor injuries.

Three days of formal mourning for Nancy Reagan are underway, as the former First Lady’s casket arrived at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley for public viewing, and her funeral.

Tens of thousands of people are showing up to pay their respects.

About a thousand people are invited to the private funeral ceremony, and it’s a broad mix of people from politics to show business.

We of course know the names of the four Beatles, but there was a fifth man involved with the group who’s now largely forgotten.

Sir George Martin arranged the music on some of their greatest hits, and helped create their unique sound.  He died this week, at the age of 90.

Ventura County is joining a dozen other counties around the state in adopting a state law intended to provide new help for some mentally ill people.

First Lady Michelle Obama and Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton are among the dignitaries planning to attend Nancy Reagan’s funeral in Ventura County on Friday.

About one thousand invited guests are expected for Friday’s private ceremony at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, in Simi Valley.

Technology and some enterprising South Coast university researchers are giving a tiny dog which was only born with two legs the chance to run for the very first time in its life.

A new Santa Barbara County Grand Jury report is critical of operations of a community services district in the county.

The report says the Cuyama Community Services District reliably performs its primary function, which is to provide water and sewer services to residents of New Cuyama.

But, the Grand Jury has issues with the way the District is being managed, saying it’s failing to do annual performance reviews, and isn’t enforcing a number of workplace environment policies.

Details have been released about memorial plans for former First Lady Nancy Reagan, which will include opportunities for the public to pay their final respects at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.

It’s a basic sense most of us can take for granted.

But what would happen if your sight started to become impaired, through any one of a number of problems like macular degeneration?

As the world mourns the death of former First Lady Nancy Reagan, plans are now being finalized for memorial events at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, in Simi Valley.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports there are plans for public and private events before she is laid to rest next to the late President on the library grounds.

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