FORMER KRON Weather maven and LA TV/Radio star, Mark Thompson is "itching" to come back to the Bay Area. Says an Insider: "He loves the LA action but he misses San Francisco, a lot really." Thompson would fit in at KTVU, a certified FOXified property now. Thompson knows Fox.
*THE BIG LA TV MEDIA story involves the "heavy amount" of some SoCal TV female women trying hard, really hard, to stop the mass migration of Bay Area TV women ending up in Ell-Lay: "It has come down to the point where the powerful LA women anchor society have formed a 'secret bond': Do anything necessary to protect our turf!" Uh, that's some resolve if I've ever seen it and I've seen a lot.
*KTVU rank and file union guys are in the dumps --with FOX as a whole because of its union strategy and good, old morning schmucko himself, in particular --Ross Palombo: said my 2 Insider:
"With the union agreements basically ignored the minute Fox took over, it has been a hard 16 months in lost wages for all union techs...
The latest salvo and more proof that Fox has no desire to deal in good faith whatsoever is in the exams of Ross Palombo editing a piece for air. Fox is stalling and wants there to be no jurisdiction, therefore no work for union workers. The latest douchebaggery by Fox, and Jack London Squares main douchenozzle, Ross himself."
My add: Is there anyone more phonier and transparent than the dim-witted Palombo? Every day this schmuck appears on the KTVU screen means Channel 2/Fox has lost all forms of credibility. What a complete waste of energy.
*ROBERTA GONZALES --my advice to you: I have been your ally and have always said you are the main cog at KPIX. I've also called you out lately, Roby, for becoming way, way too cheery. Roby, I know you are having personal issues but you're a PROFESSIONAL! Be YOU. Don't give your adversaries more ammo--they'll cream your ass! In other words, Roberta, do your thing --just cut all the drama and phoniness out. You still have it. But please, 86 all the other histrionics --it's distracting and unbecoming -be good and you still have my back, cool? OK now.