IT'S ONLY SPECULATION now but industry buzzards are saying KRON is about to embark on wholesale labor alteration (read: layoffs) on all personnel very soon. In particular, some of your second tier (by KRON standards) air talent, including some traffic reporters are on the hit list. The reason? Corporate is looking to become (again) mean and lean.
*That unseemly, schmaltzy, on-air "goodbye" to Cheryl Jennings on Friday night on KGO-TV was spectacularly tacky. That's all I'll say for now.
*Jennings has a lot of naysayers--sure. But her ex-hubby, Duffy Jennings, a former Chronicle reporter/PR guy, has some choice words if you ever come across him.
*Speaking of the Chron, those of you that read 415 Media know that I have said those well-pubbed "retirements" by some of the paper's star columnists and reporters weren't all that voluntary --case in point, recently departed, Jon Carroll who tells CJR the real story.
The Chron's new EIC has a major problem. She won't say so--I will.
See you later today.