In 1985, a fatal accident took place on the approach to the Golden Gate Bridge. The victim's identity was initially withheld partly because the body was in very bad condition due to the collision. It was later identified as that of KGO-TV weather woman, Beverly Johnson. A story made the rounds that in fact the victim was not female and was in fact a male. This despite the fact that officials later on insisted the body was indeed that of a woman.
Nobody knows the origin of the rumor but it became chief media gossip and even today is well-known in and outside the KGO-TV newsroom.
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