"A lot of the staff is really hot because most of them think she's got ahead without paying her dues."
That from a senior KGO-TV employee who tells me newbie anchor, Natasha Zouves, is drawing massive resentment from the natives inside the KGO newsroom. The Bay Area native and former San Diego "hottest" TV anchor is barely into her second month and already is being castigated by fellow ABC7 staffers.
We've reported as much.
There's already a strong feeling that Zouves will replace Cheryl Jennings early weeknights and carry on her weekend anchor duties simultaneously.
For my two cents I've watched Zouves and while she can certainly read a teleprompter, her always-smiley face comes off as insincere and phony. The happy face syndrome --way too much for my taste--is not a pleasant sight particularly when she's reading a serious story. It looks sort of forced and contrived.
I'll give Zouves the benefit of the doubt and allow her more time. Apparently, some of her colleagues aren't so patient.