The new regime at KTVU (FOX2) is hellbent on cutting out some high-priced talent--just ask Eric Rasmussen and Ken Pritchett.
Now, according to my inside sources, the next decision from management could possibly spell the end of one of KTVU's more popular specialty anchors: weatherman Bill Martin and/or veteran sports anchor, Mark Ibanez. It's all about money. It usually is.
Ibanez' contract is up in March of 2016. Martin's contract status is unknown but KTVU has been featuring wonder woman weather anchor, Rosemary Orozco, a lot lately. Orozco is both more popular and more importantly, cheaper. Advantage, Fox.
Also rumored to be in a no man's land position are veteran reporters, Tom Vacar and Rob Roth--both are highly compensated and in today's Local TV News world, a liability: they're both middle-aged white males. That's not a part of the business model at Fox.
We'll be watching.