*There's a lot of grumbling over at KQED, particularly the guys in the engineering dept. who complain of heavy-handed anti-union, "militaristic" tactics. One long timer who recently retired was ordered to report to HR, asked for a steward, was refused, and was verbally shouted down and quite shook up. Maybe the pledge brakes are running dry.
*Katie Marzullo and Ama Daetz are probably on the short list to replace Carolyn Johnson over at KGO-TV. Marzullo, by all accounts, is a hard worker and does a lot of prep. Although she lacks in personality, her style of anchoring is warm and engaging plus she's very much well-liked by the staff. That's why Daetz will inevitably be chosen. Although a few folks at 900 Front are put off by Daetz' standoffish persona, she's pleasant enough in front of the camera and that's the only thing that counts.
*Add KGO: Kristin Sze, the morning reader would very much like a nighttime gig too although those in the know say Sze is still not ready for prime time.
*Just when I was getting comfortable with KNTV's Terry McSweeney and Diane Dwyer, Dwyer's reign at NBC Bay Area is coming to an end. Her last show is this Sunday. Dwyer and management couldn't resolve a workable schedule and the money was being cut, so she'll depart, do some special projects for the station and continue to teach at Berkeley. End result: KNTV loses a pretty good weekend anchor duo due to ego and cash. The usual suspects.
*Over at Comcast SportsNetBayArea, two of the biggest enchiladas; one works on the set, the other is a prominent off-set participant "have issues." One would assume they'll be dealt with accordingly.
*So much to say so much to think about you'd think I would be duped.
*From now on I'd like to be known as the Super Dupee.
*KRON is positively normal to the point where I'm getting people asking what's going on? Hey, at least they trudge forward. By the way, the move to 900 Front looks certain now to be in the late last quarter.
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