Quick Saturday Media Notes...
The recent dust-up over at KRON only reinforces the obvious: GM, Brian Greif and News Director, Aaron Pero, don't see eye-to-eye.
One thing's for sure: Pero and his open temper tantrums and yelling and screaming at some staffers may have taken its toll. Very few of the newsroom people like him and questioned his peculiar outbursts. One of those outbursts left one popular KRON personality coming outside his office in tears.
Greif has his own set of allies and enemies but he's at least lent some sanity and stability to a TV station that desperately needs it. KRON still has its issues; always will, given its plunge from NBC days and now semi-albatross status. But it has a vastly-improved news product and it routinely beats KTVU's newscasts in the early evening.
Expect Greif and Pero to patch things up, at least covertly; but let it be known that they don't like each other, that much is true.
*Best news anchor team in Bay Area, hands down: KGO-TV's Dan Ashley and Carolyn Johnson.
Ashley and Johnson, it's clear, have developed a superb chemistry and it's evident. Both have been at the ABC o and o for over two decades and trust one another. It shows. There is a bond there that allows for a smooth delivery by both, no-nonsense approach, and just enough off-story give-and-take that provides for a quality newscast.