Needless to say, the mood is not good and shock and befuddlement--not to mention utter humiliation permeates the headquarters of KTVU in Jack London Square.
Cox Communications, (corporate owner of Channel 2), is, according to my insider, demanding a full-fledged investigation into the matter. A senior exec was said to be "fuming." (No shit, Sherlock.)
*The EP, (Executive Producer), on duty during the Noon News is being fingered by staffers as the point person behind the major embarrassment. I tried to contact the individual and was not successful--I'm not shocked. The person may be updating the resume.
*A local broadcast observer told me he doubts the ND will be fired. Someone else said "nobody" is immune from the soon-to-be internal investigation. This should be interesting.
*The GM, Tom Raponi, was unavailable for comment. (Shocking).
*Tori Campbell, the anchor who was unfortunate enough to read the circus act, may be sick by all of this, but is probably safe from being fired. On the other hand, did she not see what we all saw?--Hello!!
*This is an INDELIBLE event that cannot be erased. The ramifications are mighty. Right now the only good news is that it's a Friday night. Countless apologies will not cleanse the wound. It's serious business.
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