Ed ArnoldEd Arnold 

Texarkana, Arkansas


Veteran Sports & News Anchor

The Optimist Boys Club in Texarkana, Arkansas, changed Ed’s life. The caring adult staff meant the world to Ed, especially the positive male role models he didn’t have at home. The confidence the Club instilled led him to pursue his passion for broadcasting, landing his first radio job at just 14 years old. After earned a bachelor’s degree in Radio/TV/Film from California State University - Long Beach, Ed spent more than 30 years as an Emmy Award winning sportscaster and anchor for KTLA-TV and KABC-TV in Los Angeles. Today, Ed is the co-host and managing editor of the PBS SoCal news magazine “Real Orange.” To help kids as the Optimist Boys Club once helped him, Ed co-founded the Boys Club of Fountain Valley in 1967, now known as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley.