FRIDAY WORD ON THE STREET...
What would it take to bring back two of the biggest news anchor stars at troubled KPIX? About a cool million bucks.
Ken Bastida and Dana King--remember them? Bastida is still firmly ensconced at PIX; King took off from broadcasting on her own five years ago to pursue pottery and politics. She didn't do so well in the latter losing in an Oakland council contest.
So goes the story--it's only a rumor: CBS higher-ups at Black Rock confer with local 855 Battery St. Suits and talk about re-uniting King. It would probably cost a shade north of a million, $500G for him, the same for her and that's assuming she'd be interested.
She seems resigned to enjoying life without the pressure of consultants and bosses above her telling her how to talk to the teleprompter. Seems.
THERE IS A VERY JUICY RUMOR CIRCULATING near the Battery corridor --keep in mind KPIX isn't really rattling off the cash register and although it is still mighty profitable thanks to its O and O status with CBS, could really use a jolt.
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