Wednesday, July 29, 2015

KGO-TV Hires Another 'Hot' TV Journalist; Reggie Aqui--One Of People Magazine's 'Hottest Anchors' Soon To Join ABC7; 415 Media Exclu


  KGO-TV seems to be, indeed, on a streak of hiring very good-looking (depending upon your opinion) HOT anchor people, male and female.


My ABC7 spy has informed me that the latest HOT hire is Reggie Aqui--late of Portland's KGW-TV--he'll soon be joining the ranks at 900 Front.


Aqui was named one of People Magazine's "Hottest Anchors" There's a trend here.


San Diego TV anchor Natasha Zouves, a Southland "hottest SD anchor girl" will be broadcasting for KGO come Sept. 8.


Seems like Bill Burton, the big suit at KGO is on a path to make the station more "LAish" as we noted, and, really, really, really "social media"- friendly, which he's intimated to station staff is more important than their actual job. Humn...


This should fire up the rank and file. And do wonders for Bay Area viewers who just love this type of inertia. (Wink).


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21 comments:

  1. Nice jorts, guy.

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    1. Tenderloin TammyJuly 29, 2015 at 9:05 PM

      B'Gaw, Jim, B'GAW!!!

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    2. I switch to KTVU. People Magazine must have been trying to be politically correct. He is just to famine for me and I'm sure many more people.

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  2. What exactly does "Social Media Friendly" really mean???
    Does it mean the person "engages" the public???

    I recently emailed Natasha Zouves a question about something I saw on KGTV and got ZERO response. A very innocent question ignored.

    Your favorite veteren anchor may post on FB and Twitter, but that does NOT count.

    I think all it really means is they post "teases" about upcoming stories on Facebook and Twitter.

    In fact just about every station "Discourages" the on-air staffers from ANY kind of interaction with the public because it tends to make the station look bad.

    So what does "Social Media Friendly" REALLY mean????????

    It's code for....
    Younger and cheaper only.....nothing else.

    Test it for yourself.

    Younger and Cheaper.

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    1. Good call. It's just a way to cover their asses and discriminate against older workers, claiming that only younger people know about social media, or some nonsense. So, this becomes some kind of legal reason for them to not hire someone because they're too old. Anyone, regardless of age, can repost and comment once a week or so (a typical requirement) on something they see in the news and do a weekly tweet and a facebook entry. It has nothing to do with age, really.

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    2. I know of stations that have a person on staff to post on your behalf.

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  3. I won't be tuning it to see Reggie Burrito. I think I'll stick to KTVU, KRON and CBS.

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    1. Fox News ChannelJuly 29, 2015 at 2:56 PM

      Amen, 12:26, Amen!! No more anchors that graduated from the Taco Bell School of Broadcasting! We already have our hands full with Roberta Gonzalez & her ilk.

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    2. Thanks for chiming in Larry Storch

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    3. Now that's an insult to "Taco Bell"

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    4. Thank You, Bill, & everyone!! I consider it a great privilege & honor to be compared to the great Larry Storch!!

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    5. I Flew in and My Arms Are TiredJuly 30, 2015 at 4:38 PM

      Drive carefully, folks!

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    6. Fox News Channel and others who throw around the "Burrito" and Taco Bell references...Mr. Aqua graduated from Northwestern University...where did you go?

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    7. Someone who graduated from Northwestern is probably pretty secure. The insecure are people who aren't tough enough to a a little ribbing.

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    8. A "little ribbing" does not accurately describe the racist comments above. I'm left wondering what year this is. And that someone would blow this off as "a little ribbing".

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  4. Whose spot is Reggie taking? Who's "retiring to spend more time with my family"??

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  5. Oh Rich, Honey, Please let me be the first to say it in regard to Reggie's arrival in town...

    GAME ON!

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  6. As a coworker of Reggie's, KGO is getting a very good journalist, a friendly and real person and yes he is very social media savvy and funny on and off camera. Our loss, your gain San Francisco!

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    1. Good to hear from you, Reggie. Welcome to SF.

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  7. KGW doesn't tend to hire knuckleheads. It's the top news outlet in Oregon.

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  8. Being from Oregon, and having been graced with Reggie Aqui's whit and genuine love for those he works for and reports to, he is well missed. If SF doesn't want him, we'd gladly take him back. He is so well liked that the syndicate he worked for purchased a brick to honor him in Portland's living room. Ask him about it sometime.

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