*Monday Morning Fast Start*
Turns out Liz Cook's Easter anchoring was nothing out of the ordinary after all --she was simply filling in for Ann Notarangelo although one of my PIX eyes also found it curious that they'd put one of their name anchors out there amid the speculation game between her and Allen Martin.
And make no mistake, the hostility toward Cook by Martin is genuine. Those vets in the newsroom know it, Martin knows it, and Cook, I'm sure, knows it now.
Both being professionals, I would assume by now that any tension existing, has been thwarted by the boss and common sense.
*Bob Safford had a great voice, was a fine reporter, a gentleman, and one heckuva news and sports radio reporter. Mr. Safford, a KCBS News veteran who retired a few years back, died over the weekend. Our thoughts and prayers to his family...we also extend our sympathies to the family of longtime Sacramento broadcaster, Ken Gimblin, who passed away last week.
*Katie Marzullo might be on the short list of Channel 7 possible replacements for the departing Carolyn Johnson, although Ama Daetz continues to be the favorite. Marzullo certainly is seen as an up-and-comer over at KGO where sweeps month is coming as it is for all the other stations in town.
Marzullo is not only polished and steady, but has a great degree of presence too. That may sound sort of superficial but superficiality is a known virtue in the biz of TV News. Marzullo, from here at worst figures to become a prominent player in KGO's news talent.
*Only in the Chronicle: So, first we have this and only an inch or so away, this. Call Ben Bradlee.