|Ken Wayne staying at KTVU|
Veteran news anchor Ken Wayne will remain at KTVU for at least the next four years. The weekend anchor and general-assignment reporter on Friday signed a new multi-year contract to stay with the Oakland Fox affiliate through 2017.
Reached by phone, Wayne confirmed to me he signed the new deal even after receiving inquires from several stations "in and out of the market." The new deal involves a considerable raise.
"I'm very happy to be here in the Bay Area where I've been working and living for a long time. I'm happy, my wife's happy too," said Wayne, who has been with KTVU since 1992. He's been the lead weekend anchor since 2002.
Retaining Wayne provides a needed source of stability for Channel 2 which has seen a steady amount of new faces at the station, particularly reporters. Wayne refused to comment on whether he considered an offer from a cable outlet, (I heard CNN was interested).
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