Dean Danos has been fired by KCBS--Danos just sent me this e-mail; I asked the veteran newsman to respond to the KCBS move.
Well, it was a total surprise. The other day I got a call from Ed, (Cavagnaro), (NewsDirector), saying that they would have to let me go. After recovering from the shock, I asked why. He said that they need to make a change so that they could have an outside reporter in the anchor position in the case of something like the quake might happen. He said that they could send that person out to cover it. I asked how they would do without an anchor. He said that they had done that before. Still no explanation how. Then he went on to say that my last day would be Oct11, and I would get a nine day severance, and that was it. A person at the union talked to Ed, and told me, from what he said, she couldn't fathom why I was dropped. There are other part-time anchors that are not reporters. I found it interesting that, during the quake, as others came in to cover it, they gave me a thumbs-up, and said that I did a good job. I don't know what is going on, because, during my 14 years at KCBS, I was always available when needed, and was proud to be a member of the news team.