Several PIX sources have confirmed to me that Mallicoat was informed by CBS-SF suits that his contract won't be renewed --and that a new anchor from Hawaii, Kenny Choi, has already been hired. Choi anchored the 10 PM News at KITV. (ABC aff)
Mallicoat will stay on at PIX until Choi arrives next month.
KPIX's "Morning News" program has seen a steady ratings decline in the last few years despite the CBS Morning Show vastly improved ratings.
That apparently didn't translate over to PIX.
A source at 855 Battery said newsroom staff is "extremely sad" for Mallicoat. "Really, a good guy, a real team player."