Friday, April 4, 2014

Allen Martin Really Doesn't Care for Elizabeth Cook; KPIX Anchor No Love Letters for Colleague

  So, here comes a juicy little story live and direct, deep from the darkest chambers of the building at 855 Battery.

KPIX anchor at 5, Allen Martin doesn't hate fellow anchor, Elizabeth Cook.

No sir, he despises Liz Cook. Can.not.stand.her.

And he does the 5 PM news along side her.

I got this from a mole that knows the building inside and out and has great knowledge of the PIX operation.

Martin, according to my eye and ear, is livid about Cook's lack of credentials, lack of pedigree, lack of ability to offer even the slightest bit of care and thought. Allen's words, according to the mole, not mine. This comes to me, unsolicited by the way, just as KPIX has hired a new anchor, Veronica De La Cruz, from MSNBC,  to do the 6 and 10 news. Cook still does the 5 and 11 but used to do the 5, 6 and 11, the virtual face of the station. I smell something here.

Coincidence? You be the judge.

Martin's hostility toward Cook involves the general consensus inside PIX that Cook only got the job because her father is some higher-up Disney exec who supposedly schmoozed the hell out of upper management.

 


32 comments:

  1. Anyone have any pics of Allen Martin when he was in his 20s? If he looks this good at his current age, he must have been an absolute HOTTIE when he was younger. Same thing goes for John Kessler.

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  2. Regarding Cook, I have absolutely no problem with her news delivery. And if Martin "despises" her, based on their chemistry, he's one hell of an on the air liar..

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    1. Yeah, retard, he is. They're paid six and seven figures to be "on air liars."

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  3. Cook has not paid her dues.
    She needs to be fired now.

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    1. She would only be picked up by someone else. That's the reality.

      This is typical corporate politics. She's there because good enough at the job, she's cute and someone the corner office likes her. Period, paragraph.

      Let them fire her. She'll be somewhere else within the month, maybe in this market or maybe not. That's how the business works.

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  4. So these two SoCal characters aren't kindred spirits?!

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  5. The Disney thing sounds like an urban legend. Its not like she's homely. She's a beauty,seems to read well enough. But not a barrel of laughs. Then again Julie Haener is no different on ch2. She's gotten away with it for years now. Think Stepford and Julie and Liz fit the mold.

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    1. Dude, have you seen her read the news? It's painful to watch. She comes across as an idiot, homely or not.

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    2. What does it mean? Brian Sussman cultivated the image of a down home nice guy trying to give bay area African Americans a lift on vh5 for a decade or more. Now,he's all for perpetuating the boot on their necks if it makes him a ratings point. Brian has a mortgage that he has to pay. Doesn't matter to him who he exploits.

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    3. Brian Sussman = What you get when a ham sandwich is left under a UV Lamp

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  6. As many times as you've talked to Frank Somersville,has he EVER shared a Julie story that's hilarious or involved some hijinks,or clever witty conversation? Nah.

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    1. You're a psycho stan. If I were Julie Haener, or one of her family members, I'd get a restraining order against you.

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    2. Stan belongs in Napa State Hospital. He would fit right in.

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  7. Urban legend? http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1693424/

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    1. Damn, his boobs are bigger than his daughter's!

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    2. These and previous responses lead me to believe she's not what we Bayareans are looking for in an anchorette.

      Does Disney own a large chunk of CBS/KPIX?

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    3. 5:47 PM,

      Might be a good question for Rich in one of his Q&A posts.

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    4. No! DISNEY owns ABC, and, by extension, KGO-TV. FCC rules preclude ownership interests in a CBS station in the same market.

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    5. Whatever he owns he still made a crappy recommendation to KPIX. I must imagine he's beginning to realize that if he reads Rich's most excellent blog.

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  8. "But Daddy, I don't want to work in Bakersfield. I'm a princess and I deserve a top ten market NOW!!!!!!!"

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  9. Cook is a hottie -- a younger Roberta who men tune into to watch. The way she moves her mouth drives me nuts. Let's face it Rich, the news is boring. No one watches it to see Allen Martin or your buddy Sal, I about as boring as a rock, Castenda - they are looking for T and A. If they wanted real news, they would tune to KQED or BBC and watch some real newscaster (you know - the ugly but smart ones) Cheers

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    1. People wonder why America is falling down in every way as a competitive nation. And you live in it. There's the answer.

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    2. I am just talking the truth. Everyone who reads the news is merely a non-thinking talking head reading a teleprompter. Short of looks and the ability to read, what else do they need? Are they doing any kind of real reporting anymore? Using a PR person from the local PD as a source is NOT reporting. It is merely repeating the corporate/government line. America is not falling down. Have you ever been out and about? If you think China is really that great place to live you are dreaming. Most of Europe is on par with us. Bottom line - if you want real news, listen to the BBC or watch public television. They will give you the unabashed and someone boring truth. Everything else is fluff and BS. If I am subjected to mere BS, it might as well be from someone who is good to look at. Perhaps if she did the Naked News look, KPIX rating would blossom.

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  10. oooooooo, does this mean I hope it does?

    Liz in Bakersfield? That may work out for everybody: Allen, management, staffers, KPIX fans and moi.

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  11. Is who likes whom behind the anchor desk really important? People who work with others in close quarters happens in all types of business relationship. This is petty and "moles" have led us down the thorny patch many times before and been very wrong. Again, no one cares. This isn't nooze.

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  12. What else is new? TV likes to hire unprofessional divas who are 'easy on the eyes.' Sadly it's the way of the TV news world these days!

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  13. Michael Savage has seen a 49% loss in the all-important 25 to 54 age demographic on WABC-NY and WBAP-AM Dallas

    Ouch!

    I'm betting at a 2.1 share at KSFO, which overall is down 38% in the last year, with KGO being down 58% ... Savage better hold on to that valuable parking space on Hawthorne and that lunch money from the Dickeys. The moles are scattering into the baseboards after hearing the latest report. Blogger, beware.

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  14. Nice person, her father was one of the nicer people in Hollywood. But she's miscast doing Bay Area news. She's great for television, but in a market that's less pointed and jaded. Maybe Miami, LA. Or a sports, entertainment, or national morning gig. Lots of potential there and a better fit.

    This lets you get to know her

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aia8s6FxHqw

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    1. Sports? A candidate to replace Amy G, perhaps?

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  15. You guy's r so disappointed with yourselves. ...it almost makes me throw up...hard to know there are real people like u out there...she does her job as well or better then most of her piers ....she has a wonderful and appropriate concern and energy towards the subjects being covered...
    There's nothing wrong with it...but you probably date men?? She is also very pretty and likable. ...

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  16. I worked with Liz in Palm Springs many years ago and she always worked really hard. It didn't take her long to move from reporter to anchor there and I'm happy for her.

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  17. No offense . . I like Allen Martin but I'd rather look at beautiful Elizabeth Cook delivering the news than some old hag. Elizabeth is smoking! A total MILF . .. .

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