KPIX. I'm not so sure it has to happen because the characters in the play are good performers and talented news anchors.
Seems since the arrival of Veronica De La Cruz, a few people at 855 Battery have become jealous --one staffer, notably, anchorwoman, Elizabeth Cook.
See, it was Cook who began to emerge as the face of the station. Cook co-anchored the 5, 6, 10 and 11 PM news. Her popularity seemed to annoy a few people at PIX, most notably Allen Martin, who was resentful of Liz's lack of work credentials and inability to read a teleprompter. Clearly a major disconnect between Martin and Cook was the talk of the newsroom. Still is, although I'm told, the tension has lessened considerably with the emergence of De La Cruz which ironically has created more wrath --quite unexpectedly.
One of my moles at PIX says everyone is getting along, sort of. Any jealousy regarding VDLC? "There is some --but mostly it's more Liz versus Veronica. I think she, (Liz) regards her as a threat."
A threat? You betcha.
"They've had some catfights--it's all about power and perception. Everybody here sort of has been taking it in stride. It's part of the business."
De La Cruz has taken the high road and won't talk --sounds like a good plan.
Cook's working relationship with Martin is the one PIX suits should worry about--Martin has been noticeably happier and more engaging when working with VLDC--not so much with Cook, whom he feels is a spoiled brat and is resentful of her.
"Allen likes Veronica", says my mole. "Respects her. He still CAN'T STAND Liz and her superficial ways and lack of her experience."
Nothing like a good catfight at the PIX Battery Gulch.
Remember when watching the people who smile in front of the teleprompter; some hate their partner's guts.
You don't have to go too far to figure it out: It's happening right here in the city by the bay.
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