Namegate was the center of topic at KTVU Monday morning although staffers managed to trudge through the viral brouhaha that has brought shame and humiliation to the Oakland Fox affiliate.
*Curiously, News Director, Lee Rosenthal has not publicly commented on the matter. On the other hand, GM, Tom Raponi, offered a standard mea culpa. (Draw your own conclusion).
*Tori Campbell, who read the punked-up script, offered this apology; there was rampant speculation she would take Monday off but doing so might have upped the ante and worsened the situation.
*The so-called "summer intern" at the NTSB that supposedly verified the Asiana pilot's names is no longer the figure being fingered for the prank. In fact, the NTSB says the "names originated at the media outlet."
*A major staff meeting at KTVU will be held today at the station. No doubt the entire meeting will be centering on Namegate.
*An internal investigation at the station will commence immediately as to who might have been the prankster. Several people are under the microscope, according to my insider.
***Program Note: Steve McPartlin, who worked at KTVU and was one of its major air talents will guest on my KSCO/KOMY radio show today, from 1-2 PM to discuss this matter.