KGO: Disappointment, rancor, natives think the ND and her assistant are way over their head. Nobody watches the 4 PM; stories are fluff-central, disneyized, one veteran reporter told me. Way too many meetings by the divas. The Heather Ishimaru development adds to low morale. Grumpy's has been packed lately.
KRON: About as could be expected. Could it be any worse since the GM left? Yes and no. They're just trying to carry on. Surprising numbers in the early evening--they still occasionally do good work but ultimately, it's still KRON.
KPIX: Mellow and reasonably happy. Nobody at least in the lunch room bitching and moaning. The video exclu of the fire trucks at SFO rummaging near the still-alive Asian girl was nifty and Rosenheim seems to have the confidence of his boss, mysteriously quiet, Bruno Cohen.
KTVU: About the lowest in recent memory. Changes galore, mucho story count, seems like a new reporter every day, oh, and they hate the ND. When people miss Special Ed you know there's issues. Said a staffer, "thank God we got the Niners game!" --And the Super Bowl too. Now if only they could 86 the way too many weather teases.
KNTV: Surprisingly cool and relatively mellow. Olympics bounce bound to help and perhaps mute NBC's horrific nighttime schedule. Anchors and reporters are happy but the Investigative Unit is in-house mocked. Hey, Kovaleski? Buy the staff lunch and everybody will be
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