KNTV, (NBC Bay Area), has snagged another veteran reporter from a rival station: this time, South Bay correspondent Robert Handa from KTVU.
Handa will begin on June 23 as a General Assignment reporter and host of a new weekly program featuring the Asian community in the Bay Area.
Back story: Handa represents the beginning of an exodus of veteran reporters from KTVU News leaving the station because of growing disillusionment with the direction of KTVU. And at the core of that is the Boy Wonder, ND, Lee Rosenthal.
"Big blow for KTVU", a noted NBC Bay Area anchor told me.
Handa has deep roots and connections in San Jose--after all he started there, but the real reason he left 2 Jack London Square is more about having no confidence in its future and that falls solely on Rosenthal.
Is it any wonder why there's so many new reporters at Channel 2? This isn't the last of this latest transaction.
More to come.
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