Sunday, October 4, 2015

Zouves 'Dorm Room' At KGO-TV

 Natasha Zouves wants to be taken seriously--she's told her associates at KGO-TV (ABC7) but her rep has taken a severe hit both on and off camera.

Here's a compelling comment from a senior KGO staffer:

"While
other reporters' desks have file folders, books, maybe even an old fashioned
Rolodex, staffers have nicknamed her desk "the dorm room" because it has little
pink baskets, knick knacks, fake plants and not one but two large mirrors. I
think it speaks more to her being in her early 20's than anything else. But it's
not helping her appear as a serious news journalist. Maybe she'll read this and
get a clue that being cutesy won't help win allies."

37 comments:

  1. When you hire young and cheap, this is the result.

    It wouldn't happen in Cleveland. Why? The adults still run things there.

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    1. Cleveland is run by adults? What a joke! That city's economy is so much in the gutter. Yeah you're right...it's run by stupid adults.

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    2. It's in the gutter because they don't want outsiders (meaning anyone who doesn't look like them) changing the rules or balance of power. How you're born there is how you end up and they don't measure success by the amount of new money you have access to.

      Having said all that, those cities and the crowd who runs them have been around an awfully long time. There is something to be said for all that. California booms and busts every 10-15 years because it's collective and chronic ADD. There's no sense of history to the place. It's the one single thing I despise about this state but what my wife and I do for a living is here so we put up with it. When most people get knocked around because they're babes in the woods, we don't. I just sit back, take a good look at whatever the latest thing is that everyone seems to be tripping over, get a good laugh out of it and move on.

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    3. Oh Rootstick....Cleveland-Akron...market 17.......yes...the rust belt big time....

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  2. Safeway in VallejoOctober 4, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    Hey Zoobes, there's a spill on aisle 4, bust out the mop! Chop Chop, goddamit, let's go!!!

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  3. i blame this whole fiasco on kgo's news director, the kid is all right, just needs
    some seasoning, but to throw her into the lion's den, was a typical management
    decision,look at what they have done to the family circus so far this year, really
    need a house cleaning in top management

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  4. Careful Rich...
    She just might chase you down and whack you with her selfie stick.

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    1. Best post on this thread!!!

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    2. You ARE in the lion's den. KGO is in SF. If you're still a kid you should be cutting your teeth in Fresno. KGO is for adults, or it used to be at least. Now they'd hire pre-schoolers if they could.

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  5. Maybe she does not know what books are. Even "Seventeen" magazine is online now. At least Natasha can shop at "Forever 21" while Cheryl Jennings...(complete sentence)

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    1. Aren't all the stations getting rid of the 60 year old anchors?

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    2. No, 10:51, they're not. KRON still has its veteran babes: Vicki, Pam and Catherine. If nothing else, the station deserves props for this. Not every viewer enjoys watching teenybops read the news.

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  6. I heard Natasha was carded for a child's plate at Dennys.

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    1. You're killin' me, 4:21!! I wonder how strict Hooters is; Natasha might want to check into it.

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  7. give this young woman a chance. there seems to be a lot of professional jealousy because management gave her this great opportunity leaving older staff members out to dry. i give her credit for taking on the challenge.

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  8. At least she should have her GED framed on the wall.

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  9. If you want to be taken seriously as a journalist, get off Facebook. If you want to be taken seriously period, get off Facebook. Everyone knows what everyone else is *really* doing on Facebook. Unfortunately, it was born of a warped, college loser's desire to get even, and it's course was irrevocably set. It's porn for the uninitiated.

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    1. I guess you saw that movie and believed it.

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  10. Her bio says she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the USC School of Journalism - a pretty respected place - so why she needs to act like an airhead seems perplexing.

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    1. A lot of USC graduates are similar. There's a reason it's often known as the University of Spoiled Children.

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    2. I"ll bet Pete Carroll would've.

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    3. FYI She is not "acting" like an airhead. She is one. Glad she left San Diego.

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  11. @7:40
    "KGO is for adults, or it used to be at least."

    Truer words have never been spoken. Hard to watch a seasoned pro like Ashley being forced to sit next to a hipster.

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  12. I think she is great. There are a lot of jealous people out there. Everyone who put in a perfect performance, their first days on the job raise your hand. Hope she stays around for a long time.

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  13. With the descriptive atmosphere of her office area it sounds like she's legally brunette, if anything.

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  14. Hey Rich, Why don't you check out her purse, see what's in it. This is really important stuff.

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  15. She is doing just fine. All young reporters and anchors are expected to be on social media now days. If you don't realize that fact, take your dentures out and take a nap.

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  16. This bitch needs to earn her stripes. She needs to toil in markets like Visalia, Redding and Bakersfield before she can break into a top-5 market. It's pure bullshit that she's even in San Francisco. But I guess the market is such that cheap and wet behind the ears is the new way to go in any kind of journalism. Just goes to show that all you need is a laptop and internet access to be called a journalist. What a joke.

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    1. Pardon me, but seems very odd to hear someone innocent is called as "Bitch" who is doing a wonderful job with well respected people and the most loved station in the bay area. FYI: Toiling via Redding, Bakersfield etc. is not a requirement, in fact she had a great career at place better than Redding or Bakersfiel. Just to be clear that I am no way related to her by any means, but just one question for you: Would you call her "Bitch" if she is your sister, daughter, friend or colleague at work?

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  17. The Sunday afternoon news...didn't she read 'Congressional' instead of 'Congregational' for a shooting memorial service at a specific local church?

    Actually, it's been awhile since I watched a local afternoon newscast all the way through...I wasn't impressed...the continuity was bizarre...one local story, then an international story, followed by another local story, followed by a national story...no connection at all between any of the reports and barely a 'meantime, elsewhere' as a connecting phrase...

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  18. Well she's not going anywhere. Not if this was a GM play. And it is clear that they are in a hurry to push her on as much of KGO as possible. Probably so she takes over for Jennings at the end of the year.

    I'm ambivalent. Local news has been on a downslide for a while now. Zouves is just the latest Bay Area hire that's indicative of a trend away from "what was" to something new. What exactly that "new" is and how receptive audiences are to it is an open question at this point.

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  19. Rich, are you fucking kidding me? This is the level of your criticism? The containers on her desk!?

    Give her a break. If you're hearing from anyone at all here at KGO, it's someone who was passed over for the anchor slot. Natasha is pleasant, sharp, and shows a lot of potential. Just chillllllllllllllllllll. We all were the new person at some point. Jeez.

    Still the best station to work in the Bay Area.

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    1. Whatever you say Bill Burton.

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  20. Hey Rich, hook a brother up!

    I think the media in the Bay Area has a bunch of old bitter people who are pissed they weren't in the business back in the 1980's and early 1990's pulling down the huge paychecks.

    It's pretty easy to figure out who the pissed off person is at KGO 7. It's the lady who lost the weekend anchor job to Natasha. The constipated looking lady Katie Manzullo.

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  21. Hey Natasha, I hear there's a Hello Kitty sale in Japantown! Might be a nice addition to your desk collection. Better run before they sell out!

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