Sam Rubin: KTLA’s family man 

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

It was evident that Sam Rubin loved his job as entertainment anchor at KTLA, but out of the many roles he assumed over the years, none was more important to him than being a father and husband. 

Rubin brought his home family and his work family together often, giving many a chance to witness him and his four children grow on TV for decades. 

His four kids – Rory, Perry, Darcy and Colby – made many appearances on KTLA over the years, being interviewed and occasionally showcasing their journalistic skills by conducting interviews or offering entertainment analysis themselves. 

Sam Rubin with his son Colby on the KTLA 5 Morning News.Sam Rubin’s daughter Darcy serving as a TV critic on the KTLA 5 Morning News.Sam Rubin’s eldest daughter Perry reporting on the KTLA 5 Morning News.

A proud father, he was never shy about recognizing his children’s accomplishments and milestones on the air, whether it be birthdays, graduations or Eagle Scout Ceremonies. 

Rubin’s unique ability to effortlessly combine his private and public lives is what made countless Angelenos invite him into their homes every morning for over 30 years. 

Nearly everyone who came into contact with Rubin – viewers, colleagues and celebrities alike – shared the same sentiment about him: Talking to him was never an interview, but always a conversation. 

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.