What the hell is going on at KGO-TV? Better yet, who exactly is running the ship? Oh, big man Bill Burton definitely calls the shots and has the final say on hiring and firings --but isn't seen a lot in the newsroom.
Negative nabob ND, Tracey Watkowski runs the newsroom but Trixie is detested by virtually all the rank and file.
Even her allies like veteran reporter, Wayne Freedman, have suddenly lost their faith in her leadership, whatever that is.
I get constant e-mail and communication from sources inside 900 Front that speak of a heavy-handed brew of favoritism by Watkowski --an us against them style that has reached a fever pitch and caused quite a bit of mayhem in the newsroom. Nobody has any faith. The veteran staff operates under undue stress having to work with the idiotic sophomore morning show; a gruesome twosome that regularly mocks the core people behind the scene.
Trixie herself has quite a lot on her plate now with staff routinely frustrated with the direction of the station; or rather, the lack of a direction. And let it be know there is quite a bit of frustration at KGO.
Burton seems fixated on social media skills as a hiring highlight yet it was an act of social media performance by one of the station's senior reporters that resulted in him losing half his pay and medical benefits. He's probably looking for a lawyer.
Burton has to call a meeting. Immediately. If he doesn't rein in Watkowski, the people at Disney might do it for him.