New GM At KTVU Tends To Be A Pain In The Ass Sort Of Like The Local TV News Business
Gregg Kelly, formerly of WFXT, soon-to-be KTVU GM.
From a TV news guru who has Boston roots:
Kelley is a "hard-assed", mercurial manager. Doesn't pretend that he doesn't like to make friends. (That should go over real well in the newsroom).
*Cut, cut, cut. Looks as if the engineer union has already begun to do their own vetting.
*Supposedly long-term, wants to weed out some of the veteran, highest-paid talent, regardless of news acumen, viewer popularity, and presence in the news operation. That creates a laundry list of would-be targets but no doubt Kelley's bosses, Fox Network, (not Fox News), want a meaner and leaner news operation, (don't they all), and doesn't give a shit it's the nation's #6 TV market.
*KTVU is at a crossroads; their domination at 10 PM carries on but early evening newscasts--5 and 6 are being tarred and feathered by KGO most notably, and KNTV. Every now and then