Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Flash: Source: KRON's Vern Glenn Going to KPIX



GLENN GOING FROM KRON TO KPIX

KRON Sports anchor/reporter, Vern Glenn is taking his talents across town to KPIX, where he'll do weekend sports and reporting, according to a reliable industry source.

"It's about 85% a 'done deal'", added the source. "They're negotiating."

Glenn has been at KRON since 1990. He had anchored weekend sports primarily before KRON dumped sports a few years back.

Glenn's "Mr Involvement" on-going feature was one of his more popular segments and has developed a semi-cult following among Bay Area viewers.

No word on when Glenn is to begin his duties at KPIX and the status of weekend anchor, Kim Coyle.

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36 comments:

  1. Vern is one of the hardest working and likeable people in local TV and will do a great job helping boost KPIX sports.

    No knock on Kim Coyle, but KPIX really missed Rick Quan who also did a nice job at KPIX before they downsized him out of work.

    Rick of course is now working part time at KGO and doing his usual solid work there.

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    1. Good to see that Rick Quan's team of family members and close friends continue their shameless promotion of the 'man.' However, this should be about Vern and only Vern. Congrats.

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  2. if anyone deserves this gig, it's Mr. Involvement! One of the best guys in the biz. Congrats Vern!!!

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  3. Bravo for Mr. Involvement! I always enjoyed his work except when his mannerisms became identical to Radnich's. During interviews Vern does the Radnich neck twitch and hand tap. Only difference between the two is that Vern puts both hands on top of the table. It will be interesting to see what happens to Ms. Coyle. Some people compare her to a horse, I enjoy her fun and relaxed delivery. Keep up the good work Rich!

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  4. Good for Vern Glenn. He deserves better than KRON.
    Vern comes across comfortable and at ease in front of the camera.
    Now we don't have to listen to that numbskull Gary Radnich gratuitously toss Vern's name around like a toy.

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  5. There isn't anybody who's HAD to work with Radnich that couldn't wait to leave. Vern could have been there 50 years..and Radnich wouldn't have done a thing for Vern's advancement.
    Right now,Larry Kreuger is wondering whats the purpose of his life if he has to laugh at Radnich's stale humor. He probably tells his wife everyday.."Do you know what I put with to support this family?"...

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    1. Are you insane?

      The two have been working together for maybe 20 years and now that Vern is going elsewhere it's because he couldn't wait to leave?

      This deranged Radnich hate by one or two lunatics here is out of control.

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    2. Agree, 9:25pm

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    3. I think Vern saw the writing on the wall..and since the old man wasn't leaving or retiring,he couldn't take it another day.
      Thats gospel.

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    4. I guess Radnich is paying extra for devout followers. Huh,the cult of Gary.Or,That internet reputation company he pushes...

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    5. ooohh,did I hurt Gary's friends feelings?..Good!

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    6. Happiness is being out of control or out of limits as the case may be.

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    7. The one or two Radnich haters here are tiresome and polluting this blog with repetitive screed.

      The insults related to Radnich's hand are particularly pathetic but the moron who keeps posting about it seems to think he's being clever.

      Enough already, and no I don't work for KNBR, I'm just tired of reading this crap.

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    8. Radnich is a big guy. He can take it. Besides, Radnich makes fun of people's appearances all the time. Raddy should not be ashamed of his hand. Life dealt him a tough hand and he has done well for himself. He made money hand over fist and is a living testament of: when life hands you a lemon make lemonade. For that, I propose we give him a warm hand.

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  6. What's the difference between gary and crazy crab??? Crazy crap was more beloved, was darker orange color, and better hands.. bazinga!

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    1. Show some respect. It is obvious why you have your name as anonymous. No class.

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    2. Radnich more closely resembles Jabba the Hutt who lacks a neck and coincidentally also sports the three fingered look.

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  7. Vern has lots of class and deserves the new job at a classy station.

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  8. If true, I'm happy for Mr Glenn. Years of grunt work, attending events and physical involvement in his segments have earned him a position with more substance. Away from playing second banana and subjected to tacit ridicule from Mr The World According To.

    He radiates a genuine interest in his presentations which is appreciated.

    Good luck, Vern.

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    1. "subjected to tacit ridicule" well said Steven.
      My sentiments exactly.

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  9. Maybe he is just the beneficiary of Kim's desire to be a mom anyone notice? Or care? Maybe this is the real story ... Rich? Care to report on a real story for once?

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  10. If I was leaving that sunken ship at KRON, I'd be smiling like Vern is in that photo too. Good for him. Haven't seen him in years because there isn't anything I watch on KRON, but I liked him on the weekends back when it was an NBC station.

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  11. So I guess this means they have eliminated all Sports coverage at KRONic? I'm sorry but "Gary's World" does not count as sports.

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  12. Fatnich has checked out a very long time ago. He is just their for the money.

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    1. Before he thought "I will miss Vern"...he thought "NOW I have to do some REAL work???"...

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  13. Glenn & O'Donnell do have a history of working together (Gary the Rat Rad mentored DOD at KRON), and it must have been a positive one. Don't know what Coyle's future holds.
    Might O'Donnell kick himself up to production or directing only? Anything is possible. As critical as the 415 column and followers have been of Coyle, she was the only local TV reporter in Houston with the Raiders the weekend Al Davis passed, and had to cover all of the extreme emotions both in and out of the locker room. Thought she handled it well.
    Still, adding Glenn is an absolute plus for PIX, no matter how they adjust the air time of their sports department. Wouldn't surprise me of Gelfand is the odd man out.

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  14. Vern Glenn....class act!
    Kim Coyle...barf!
    It couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Vern is work horse out in the field and a truly nice guy.

    Good luck Glenn

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  15. I sat next to Vern Gleen years back at a sporting event, courtside. Here's my take on him.

    1. Super nice guy
    2. Genuine / likeable
    3. Telegenic
    4. Not the sharpest tool in the drawer

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  16. 1.05 maybe Vern thought you were a douche and didnt want to talk to you but was being a 1.Super nice guy. Vern is a stud.

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    1. Stud? Let's not push it. We are all happy Vern escaped the clutches of the three fingered bandit but at 5 foot 1 he is no stud unless he is hung like a horse

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    2. Anon 1:52: funny, he talked to us freely. Great guy. My observations still hold.

      Anon 2:39: I didn't measure Glenn, but I'd guess more like 5'7" or 5'6". Common, no short jokes!

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  17. So, Kim Coyle just signed off for the last time...now what?

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  18. saw that just now

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  19. Mr. Radnich to me is -self centered, arrogant and obnoxious. On the otherside of town, why is it so secretive about Kim Coyle"s demise? What happened? Or they don't want to talk about it?!

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  20. I was also wondering about Kim Coyle leaving. I thought she did an excellent job covering everything that she did cover. I know KPIX doesn't care, but if Vern Glenn is going to be doing what Kim did, I will not be watching anymore.

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  21. Raddish has been tring to get rid of Vern for a while even putting on his wife for segments. Vern is so fun and a real sports fan. Kron is awful with that 50 breast augmented day anchor and Mr. Metro and their no brain weather ladies... I'd rather watch Channel 11 news.

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