No matter how much any of the occupants over at the ABC Broadcast center want to spin it, yes, there are plenty of differences of opinion on how the show goes between KGO-TV's Kristen Sze and Eric Thomas; everything from the look to the actual content of the news in the morning. It's not toxic to the point of ruining everything else; both people, in spite of their relative contempt for one another, are professionals and would never jeopardize their career nor ABC7's morning content but sooner or later, management is going to have to break in, maybe propose a beer summit or something related.
From a Circle7 source: "Sze thinks she's the smartest person in the room and is constantly trying to sabotage her co-anchors. She has the same problems on the 11am newscast with Cheryl Jennings. She constantly runs to the boss to "tattle" and I think they're sick of it."
*A KRON sale would make perfect sense --outside of the million or so obstacles involving broadcast law and other issues --just remember: in spite of its own management incompetence both locally and from the good folks at Media General, KRON is an albatross located in market#6 with a clear signal and vital potential. Don't pooh-pooh some big-pocket with amazing patience and broadcast bureaucratic pull.
*JUST WHEN I LAUDED HIM THERE HE GOES AGAIN DEPT: Good old Ronn Owens opened his KGO Radio show this morning talking about Rudy Giuliani's statement that "Obama doesn't love America" foolishness. Owens ripped Giuliani's dumb remark but he framed the hour in his own way ensuring every moron to agree with RG and a few Berkeley radicals to lambaste Ronno for even bringing it up. It was compelling radio; just when it was gathering talk-show steam, Owens stopped the proceedings to take a break, (naturally) and flow into another topic--the PPM handbook still controls!