Terilyn Joe used to be a part of the Bay Area TV News landscape. She anchored at KNTV and KGO-TV. It was at KGO where she made her mark, well, sort of.
Hard to believe it's been nearly 15 years since Joe left 900 Front.
The stories still make the rounds. She swore like a sailor. She threw eggs and tomatoes at construction workers at her pad, but beat it. It's good to be a local celebrity.
I liked Joe. She read the news well and seemed to evoke a sort of don't fuck with me persona-- pretty reasonable in my book, but so many people hated her guts. I mean, despised her.
One KGO staffer referred to Joe as the "evil bitch."
The last I checked Joe runs her own production company these days. She's in her mid 50's, a minefield for some women television anchors particularly those who work in major markets or the cable outlets. Diane Sawyer is an exception.
One thing's for sure. During and after Joe's tenure at KGO she left an indelible mark on the local TV broadcast scene, for better or worse. Some say that may have been her intention. It's a rough world out there, ladies and gentleman.
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