NOTICE the lack of anchor stars in this city? There's a few that stand out but by and large, there is no big time anchor talent around. You could make a case for Dan Ashley, Frank Somerville, Jessica Aguirre and Catherine Heenan. Maybe Pam Moore. But after that list, who else?
Dennis Richmond was the last of the mighty might --but he retired 7 years ago. Although Dennis was sort of moody at the end he was main anchor royalty--KTVU's last player in its heyday --and I thought Richmond paired with Leslie Griffith was at the top of the list.
Griffith may have had her "Play Misty With Me" moments off camera but she was damn good over the air.
To this day, nobody comes close to Van Amburg --in my mind, the BEST anchor in Bay Area history. He and Jerry Jensen made for a magnificent team. They were not only great anchors but great television broadcasters. There's a huge difference.
I also liked Dave McElhatton and Kate Kelly. Both had supreme chemistry and a boatload of presence.
Today, we don't have much TV News girth--just a whole lot of amateurs.