*If the Chronicle isn't aware by now that their new-look SFGate website is lousy, then Hearst execs are dumber than I thought.
Seems not only can you not navigate the site but when you go there, your pc freezes.
Nice work, Hearst.
*Nobody won't come out and say it and it's only been on for barely three months, but KPIX's experiment at 10 PM, the dreadful, "Night Beat" is in trouble. My insiders at 855 Battery tell me word is that already there's grumbling that the show needs a "major overhaul--maybe a re-tinkering." Yeah, TRENDING!, the grand experiment is an utter failure. No shit, Sherlock. GAME OFF!
*Veronica De La Cruz: Tainted brand. Your "performance" on Monday night was beyond embarrassing. The fake banter with sports boy, Dennis O'Donnell, looked like a Bakersfield talent show.
*Birds of a feather: O'Donnell and Vern Glenn: KRONvicts during the Dan Rosenheim ND era --both of whom worked with Radnich. So, now...you know.
*Speaking of KRON, moving date to the ABC 900 Front building: just before Thanksgiving. Parking passes included.
*The rumors intensify: KTVU's Sports guru, Mark Ibanez will go over to Channel 7 in March when his contract is up. Ibanez won't talk about it but the uncertainty over at 2 combined with impending cuts may have a lot to do with it.
*What's on the horizon at KTVU and FOX, (about to commence an economic-cleansing ), is probably due to hit almost all the other players in the market. KGO is owned by Disney and the mouse company is said to be mulling cuts at its O and O's, ditto CBS at PIX and NBC/Universal at KNTV.
*Debra Villalon at KTVU: Vastly underrated. 33 years in the biz. Bay Area-bred. Damn good street reporter. I like her.
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