KNBC ANCHORS REMEMBER NORTHRIDGE QUAKE

January 17, 2014

 

KNBC's Chuck Henry and Colleen Williams were two of the first journalists on the air after the Northridge earthquake of 1994 shook Southern California.

 

Twenty years later, they take a look back, sitting at the same news desk they anchored from in 1994.

 

"The miracle of the whole thing is that there weren't more [than 57] fatalities," said Chuck Henry.

 

He said the extent of the destruction - collapsed freeways, decimated shopping centers, flattened parking structures - was "absolutely horrifying."

Co-anchor Colleen Williams said the Northridge quake was anything but "just another news story."

 

"9/11 stays with me like that, the bombing in Oklahoma City and the riots in L.A.," said Williams.

 

"But those things could be controlled. You can't control Mother Nature."