The new boss of KCBS--its News Director--doesn't believe in returning e-mails inquiring why certain stories aren't covered. That's his right. But it's also someone else's right to figure out why there's so much confusion inside the newsroom. That's not my opinion, merely some of the veteran rank and file not connected to the main characters --and there's quite a few of them.
*KTVU's inner belly is filled with a lot of jaded, uninspired, angry and nervous staffers. They go to work every day as professionals who do their job in spite of a mean-spirited, mostly "screw you" management hell bent on making life miserable. Worse yet, KTVU vets --both on and off the air--seem to have little sympathy for their colleagues: the camera people, the news editors, the producers, and some reporters who are fighting for their hard-earned benefits.
One particular big time player who has been noticeably silent on all the matters of concern: Frank Somerville.
*The KPIX female anchor that is chummy with the giggly weatherwoman should understand that if you're gonna talk smack against certain former allies than future dealings can be murky at best.
*"La Cage Aux News"--that's what a staffer in the biz e-mailed me about KGO-TV. I'm not sure anyone cares but this person does.
*Ama Daetz: all I care about is on-the-air and you are a 10 there.
*Reggie Aqui: the plastic that covers the couch at grandma's house.
*Drew Tuma: Were you an extra in Anchorman?
*Heather Holmes is an interchangeable moving part. She reads the teleprompter well, is blessed with a very easy-on-eyes face and can perform the most basic anchor duties. But she's thoroughly lacking in the newswoman as trade department --in other words, Heather, you're no Julie Haener, Elaine Corral, or Leslie Griffith --to be blunt: you're nothing special.
*Mike Mibach: KTVU's Mr. Softie.
*Keba Arnold: Oh please.
*Sudden cold in the former allies department: Wayne Freedman and Tracey Watkowski.
*Highest paid 'Investigative Reporter' in the Bay Area: NBC Bay Area's Tony Kovaleski.
*Second-best anchor in town: Larry Beil.
#1. Dan Ashley #3. Somerville #4. Haener #5. Bastida.
*Michael Savage does the most hilarious Bernie Sanders impression --so there.
*KSFO is murdering KGO in the rataings thought you should know.
*"The Four on Two?" Visual oatmeal.
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