Jimenez isn't being forced out--she's been attending to her ailing father and wants to spend more time at home to care for him.
*Other KGO notes:
*Contrary to what you might have heard, the contributors and part-time reporters are gone, (all the Chronicle folks like Michael Bauer and Chuck Nevius.) And soon, more part-time reporters. Many of the senior staff have had increasing workloads--there's a reason for that.
*Rumors about the switch back to talk continue to make the rounds...again, most of the shows would be syndicated programs, real-estate shows, out-of-town content and the like that don't require a lot of personnel other than those who can push a button.
*There's a KGO producer tool that is despised by almost everybody in the newsroom: if you like boot-licking they're having an over/under party at Grumpy's on how many boots you'd lick. So far, it's about 10 a day. You're a run-away winner. Keep on kissing.
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