KRON staffers at the station were steamed Wednesday night as the Northern California Emmy nominations were announced and to everyone's surprise KRON was snubbed. Like SNUBBED! Not one, not a one nomination for those at 1001 Van Ness, which is sort of ridiculous from this end.
It's easy to pile on KRON. But even KRON is worthy of an Emmy nomination. An insignificant piece of gold-plated statue that you literally have to pay for, but we'll get to that later on.
KRON, as low-budgeted and resource-challenged as it is, is also very capable and adept at covering breaking news events and staying with a story when it's merited --remember the Chevron Richmond refinery fire in 2013? KRON's coverage of that disaster was first-rate. KRON was one of the few stations that provided thorough coverage all the way to the end while other stations left.
As for the Emmy, this over-glorified statue is nothing more than an ego figure. One reporter in town who's won about 30 of 'em placed them in his garage. Other than a resume builder, a NorCal Emmy is worthless and get this!, if you want to win an Emmy you have to PAY for it. Stations have to buy the award and stations pay for the yearly dinner. The NorCal Emmys are basically an industry event and a chance for some anchor people to plow through some cocktails on a Saturday night. So, KRON, don't get too upset on this one.
*Add KRON: Look as if there's a good chance KRON won't be moving in to the 900 Front ABC studios until October at the earliest.
*Barbara Simpson still has not been heard from and I'm told some of her family is worried. I'm going out on a limb and will say I think she's probably out of town and wanted to ditch the world for few days--think decompression. That said, it might be good if Simpson were to notify family and friends that she's safe and OK.
*NBC Bay Area morning weather lady, Christina Loren, is getting married.
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