Ama Daetz: KGO-TV: Smart, charming, sophisticated delivery with award-winning smile and moxie. She's being positioned to become one of KGO's core heavyweight anchors along with Ashley and Carolyn Johnson. And she's, yes, beautiful.
Diane Dwyer: KNTV: She's been working the weekend anchor chair but my sources down in San Jose insist that management might be inclined to want her to eventually replace Jessica Aguirre. That's the plan, at least.
Mike Mibach: KTVU: I initially had my doubts about Mibach's ability to become a top-flight anchor; he certainly looks the part, but gradually I've come to enjoy the youthful, adept MO2 anchor.
Allen Martin: KPIX: Again, not one of my favorites at the CBS O and O, but you have to respect Martin's overall consistency and professionalism. And anybody who can get along with the news director is automatically arrowed-up at PIX. One more thing: Martin is a good news reader and working next to Liz Cook might grate on the nerves of others; Martin seems to be thriving. Good for him, good for PIX.
STOCK DOWN: Dave Clark: KTVU: Despite winning numbers in the morning, many viewers have never warmed to the ex-LA TV news vet. In spite a being a nice guy, Clark's quirky, on-screen scowls have become noticeably awkward. He's well-liked by a majority of the staff in the newsroom at 2 but I hope he finally got rid of his infamous picture of himself and OJ Simpson adorned at his desk. That was never liked by folks in the back offices.
Larry Beil: KGO-TV: Once and for all, the unmitigated arrogance from this ex-ESPN/KTVU tonsil has begun to erode his support. He has hardly warmed to KGO viewers; that's evident. The fact that he's being viewed from above by the ABC execs back in NY might portend for something negative in the future.
Brian Hackney: KPIX: Hackney has the backing of the ND, Dan Rosenheim, his good buddy, but the fact that Hackney hasn't found a permanent place at PIX's news desk is both revealing and pointed. More to the point, the folks at CBS O and O relations in NY don't feel kind to paying a guy big bucks to essentially float around and not have a firm place. That $300K salary might be Hack's undoing.
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