Friday, March 11, 2016

415 Media Exclu: KGO-TV's Alan Wang Salary Docked; Management Query Over Reporter's Medical Issue/Tweet; Developing Story

 Alan Wang is a ten-year plus news reporter/anchor for KGO-TV (ABC7); Wang and his wife suffer from Hepatitis B

In fact, Wang's medical condition is being featured in a documentary --"BE ABOUT IT"--soon to open next week.

Wang recently was doing some reporting in the field --"spot  news work" --then instinctively tweeted it out, only to get word 20 minutes later from KGO and management to get rid of the tweet. Wang obliged.

Back story: Wang was called into the office not so long ago and was told ABC was docking his pay almost a year (he was given severance) and his health coverage was essentially gonno. No explanation. Ain't Disney a lovely company?

Of course in the middle of all this is the lovely and sensitive, KGO ND, Tracey Watkowski, who was responsible for chopping Wang's pay in half. Why? We can only assume it has to do with the film and Wang's participation in the spot work.

Wang is considering all options including the legal arena.

*415 MEDIA EXCUSIVE

*Developing...

21 comments:

  1. Disney took away his health insurance, that's a shame. Disney also replaced their tech workers with foreign workers using the H1B visa program and had them train their foreign replacements, terrible.

    And the Dems want more and more H1B's. Just terrible all around.

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    1. Who Gives A Damn about Alan. If it was up to me, I'd roast all their asses.

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    2. Um, so do many Republicans (ie, GW Bush was a big fan). They're not all Donald Trump...you know, the guy who rails against Mexicans but employs them to make his ties and run his hotels and restaurants.

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    3. Hey tard @ 3:44. What's your number? the number of illegal immigrants you're willing to allow in this country and be put on the doll? What is it?

      30 million more? 100 million? 300 million? What is it? You know you'll have one at some point (lest you are suicidal), and using your logic, at that number you can be considered a racist for not wanting more.

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  2. It's a shame that companies, GMs, NDs have continued to get away with this heartlessness all in the name of the almighty dollar for decades. It only takes one to open this to the world and even a slight difference in addressing this eternal wrong.

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  3. Disney is pure evil. Nothing that company does would surprise me. Disgusting.

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  4. contacts are clear... he could have been easily fired for this sort of thing. It's a terrible thing for sure...but if he's going into this project as a producer...he has to get approval for the project.

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  5. Alan has posted and reported on his condition before. I think this is an insult to the person, and while their action may be correct (it isn't), it sure ain't right!!

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  6. M...I....C...see you (later) real soon...K...E....Y...Why ? because we dislike you...L...O...U...S...E

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  7. Good for ABC7. Alan Wang got what he deserved. Way to stick it to em' Mickey Mouse! Alan Wang like all the other ethnics in the TV business think they are so privileged. In reality, they are just taking jobs away from those who work hard and are deserving. I don't feel sorry for him one bit.

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    1. What are you, Donald Trump posting anonymously? What does his ethnicity have to do with it?!? You took a job away from someone too. What, you're an American citizen? So is he.

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    2. 239: You are living proof that all you have to do is give someone a laptop and internet access to see how fucking stupid you are. And what's your ethnicity? A long time ago, Europeans from various countries had to put up with bullshit from people like yourself: ignorant and assbackwards. If you feel threatened by other races, it's time for you to step up and do your job instead of watching pornhub.com on your smart phone at work while others are kicking your ass on a daily basis. It's also time for you to hire a security service because you are so insecure. Go live with yourself, you piece of shit.

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  8. What Idiot or agent allows that kind of clause to be included in a contract?

    "Docked for 1 year"????

    Shanghi!

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  9. I would speak with a lawyer. Alan has never hid his illness. After the 2 new ding dongs on the morning show. I am changing the channel

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  10. In fairness to the Wangs, shouldn't you tell us how they got Hep B?

    We're left thinking they were junkies, or even worse.

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    1. You're a bigger asshole than Anonymous 2:39.

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    2. He did a story years ago about the high rate of her b in the Asian community and how under reported it is. Unfortunately I can't remember how he contracted it, but under HIPPA, he has a right to privacy.

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  11. Why would a major employer do this in SF? Don't they know how the legal system here favors the employee?

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  12. ND Tracey "Trixie" Watkowski will get sued again. Just like she got zapped as ND in Fresno. The mouse will dump her too. Tick tock tick tock for the evil one.

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  13. He was a third rate anchor - and an only ok field reporter.So who does he think he is to go against the written company policies?

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