Wednesday, October 7, 2015
KTVU Senior Anchor: 'These Are Very Trying Times Here'; One Year Anniversary Since FOX Takeover From COX
Senior anchor: "These are very trying times."
Staff Morale: "The worst I've seen in 25 years."
FOX One-Year Anniversary of takeover of KTVU transforms entire building from Sales to On-Air division.
*Union showdown looming creates severe tension between FOX Management and Rank and File.
*"Everyone is on edge--nobody feels secure", says station source.
*Respected reporters Rasmussen and Pritchett tell FOX to shove it; contract offers "belittle the top talent at KTVU" --General feeling is that "they (management) are trying to weed out the experienced masses and start anew --if they have to."
*Wedge forms between the old and new regime.
*Top-paid talent are not "safe."
*News Director (Hahn) out of the loop.