Never met Brian Shields--KRON's digital manager passed away suddenly on Friday--I'm told he was a real nice guy--nobody deserves to die at 53.
According to a staffer at KRON, he was well-liked and free-spirited. Oh, and he was terrific at his gig.
"Lots of people are just shocked," offered one worker.
Life is cruel.
*It's been mentioned here several times but I have to mention it again: The faux look of concern by anchor as the weatherman says no rain. First off, it looks lousy. Nobody's dying. And it's a phony persona, as if the concern that "we need the rain" will be magnified by that look. Ridiculous. Please anchor people, STOP this fake shtick! You want to remedy your concern? Give 20 bucks to a food bank. Volunteer for Glide Church. Contribute to the cancer society. In other words, be real.
*Hey, Mike Amitori, KGO/KSFO: "Stay in your booth and quit talking to people!"
*"Drex" --good news/bad news: bad news: Another experiment destined for failure. Good News? No Karel.
*John Lobertini: power freak. Hey Lobes: between you and Amatori : KGO male yenta factory. (But at least you have talent).
*Sherry Brown, KGO anchor --my mock quote: "I can't anchor worth a shit but I do really look like Ann Wilson from Heart if she were 53!"
*Seriously, Karel, just why are you an entertainer? What is it that you do that YOU'RE an entertainer? If you're an entertainer I'm Queen Latifah!
*KTVU Weekend MO2: The new SF "Fox and Friends." Minus the politics.
*Normally I'm not one to compliment but Lyanne Melendez' of KGO-TV's follow-up of that nasty fire in the Mission district was absolute first-rate. Good, concise reporting. Interviews galore. Keep at it, LM!
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