COHEN/ROSENHEIM FINALLY MAKE MOVE
This is not what I have been hearing, but it's a significant move nevertheless.
Elizabeth Cook will co-anchor the KPIX5 11 PM news with Ken Bastida, effective immediately. She'll also co-tonsil at 5 and 6 with Allen Martin.
It's readily apparent that Cook has become the station's dominant news brand. Dan Rosenheim, the news director at PIX has high plaudits for Cook, but you can bet Bruno Cohen, the GM, had significant influence on this move.
Think about it: in essence, Cook, who can read a teleprompter very well and has won some industry awards, is essentially the face of the "new" KPIX5. She will be appearing on virtually all the outlet's main, primetime newscasts.
How this goes over in the newsroom will be very interesting. We will gauge and investigate. I'd love to know how Bastida feels? I'll ask around.
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