SUNDAY COFFEE BULLET POINTS
*KTVU: Staff and workers in understandable state of uncertainty; GM on way to Boston, lame duck News Director, reporter-a-day instability, continuing graphics and internal screw-ups and oh this too: one year anniversary of Asiana F-Up beckoning.
*KGO/KSFO: Metheny, so-called, "Pig Virus" starts week from Monday and the horror stories are already being heard and told all the way from Detroit to Chicago, and now SF. Saving grace: he can't do any worse --this all amid the major changes coming as KGO nears its hybrid morph back to TALK and news with emphasis on "Live and Local"; KSFO "Morning Show" in deep doo-doo as the station continues to be very much for sale.
*Screaming and yelling CBS O and O honchos LIVID! over KPIX screw-up on "new" and "compelling" 10 PM Newscast on CW sister station. Lots of pomp and circumstance with endless ideas and staff meetings, star air-talent, and the show is late on arrival. A few heads likely to roll or be rolled.
*Continuing unease at KQED with engineering dept. morale in its lowest stages. Heart of matter: managers who rake in high, six-figure salaries while rank and file barely get their fair share--complicating matters: management openly screwing with union reps all the while making it appear everything is hunky-dory --WRONGO!
*Expect a formal announcement soon that Ama Daetz will become the new, weeknight co-anchor at 6 and 11 PM on KGO-TV with Dan Ashley. It's been Daetz' job to lose and no one has stepped to the plate to unseat the steady, if not spectacular, Daetz who is solid enough and appealing to replace Carolyn Johnson. Memo to Ama: might be wise to vacate the practice of checking out Netflix between newscasts.
*KTVU ND: With Boy Wonder on his way out the door, an interesting replacement is early rumor-mill chatter. Wait to you hear who he is. (Psst, think Channel 7!)
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