Quick PIX bullet points:
*Bruno Cohen will inherit a newsroom with deep division among some of the wily veterans--those who are liked by news boss, Dan Rosenheim, and those he clearly doesn't like. Most of his old KRON consortium aside, Rosenheim's act among some inside the building is getting tired and there's some grumbling.
*Enter Bruno Cohen, who has a ton of respect among the rank and file, spent time at the old PIX, pre-CBS5 days, and has virtual complete control, all with corporate Black Rock blessing. In other words, expect more moves both on and off-air.
*Is Rosenheim's gig safe? Depends on who you ask. Some speculate that the recent morning quagmires, (Frank Mallicoat, et al) and the other in-house angst has accelerated the Bruno hiring. (With Ron Longinotti taking the fall for the ND--and that naturally, Rosenheim is next. Wait and see on that).
*NY influence and money: Many of the personnel moves involving high-profile talent, (among them, Roberta Gonzales) have come from NY CBS' affiliates directives. That's not all on Rosenheim, but clearly, Rosenheim has never liked Gonzales. She remains immensely popular and although is making less on her current deal, (replaced by the far cheaper and innately boring, Paul Deanno), is comfortable and safe.
Others may not be so fortunate. (Dana King is safe; Ken Bastida recently re-upped.) Brian Hackney makes a lot of money and is a Rosenheim buddy. That's hardly as asset, (stay tuned.)
*Managers: too many chiefs and not enough Indians.
*Bruno will come in, sip some water, and do what he has to do. NY has full confidence. Most importantly, NY wants leaner and meaner pods with better repartee. Bruno has the cachet, the respect and unlike the ND, won't be looking over his shoulder.
Manhattan is calling.