Bay Area TV News stations are up in arms over a reported breach of protocol by perennial market leader, KTVU.
Video footage of the suspect, Antolin Garcia-Torres, arrested in the case involving missing teen, Sierra LaMar. KTVU
According to local broadcast sources, KTVU, (which was first to break the story), used the footage on its "10 O'clock News" and didn't feed out the pool video until after midnight, well past the 11 PM newscasts of KGO-TV, KRON, KPIX and KNTV, (NBC Bay Area).
Local news heads were livid. Beyond waiting until after midnight to feed the footage, according to the sources, KTVU embedded its logo onto the video contrary to local news protocol on a pool basis, (see the video)
The brouhaha was met with considerable anger inside newsrooms. A KGO source told me that its news director, Tracie Watkowski, was on the phone for a lengthy time with KTVU news director, Ed Chapuis. In addition, a source close to KRON said the affair left several news managers "fuming."
Attempts to reach Chapuis for comment were unavailable.
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