Just comprehend those who have left the Channel 2 screen (some legitimately whether through retirement or buyout); what a list!
Rita Williams, Randy Shandobil, Lloyd LaCuesta, Roberta Handa (now at KNTV), Eric Rasmussen and Ken Pritchett were low-balled offers and split for other towns.
I'm leaving some out but you get the drift.
Bottom line: KTVU and Fox2 have no use for aging, expensive reporters. It's not in the handbook. Better to hire younger, CHEAPER, reporters who don't know the area and are more susceptible to making mistakes, THAT'S THE TICKET!
Tom Vacar, the Consumer Reporter, and GSA reporter, Rob Roth, are rumored to be on the current hit list because both are making too much money and both are middle-aged, a no-no for the Foxies.
We'll see. As I've said numerous times, Vacar happens to be a lawyer and even Fox is weary of a potential age-discrimination suit involving Tom, stay tuned.
*All the technical issues that have become regular irritations at KRON stem from a crappy Master Control set-up. Because it involves KRON, the daily irritants: shitty audio, regular off-the-air dead air periods, go unfixed and become a constant and nobody takes the bull by the horn and FIXES it! Wait a minute, did I say it's KRON! Boom goes the Dynamite!
|Jessica Aguirre/NBC Bay Area|
*Kenny Choi, the Hawaiian anchor who loves playing guitar, is set to begin anchoring KPIX's Morning Program, Tuesday. PIX suits hope his anchoring is better than his attempts to be Bruce Springsteen.
*The Donny and Marie Show at KGO-TV in the morning has begun to set forth a division between senior staff and the newbies.
Of course it would take a strong News Director or GM to rally the troops and ask for unity but neither of the characters at KGO have the ability nor the gumption to pull off such action; what a Mickey Mouse operation at Channel 7!
|Christin Ayers staying at KPIX|
CNN, which is enjoying record ratings (thanks Election '16) has been trying for years to snatch a few Bay Area TV reporter/hotties including Ayers and KRON's Justine Waldman.
*People in Los Angeles are talking about the hottie female anchor at the NBC 'O and O' who was seen ogling the fat GM at the Beverly Hills Hotel coffee shop. They were NOT talking about the quality of the raisin bread!
Oh, by the way, she's in a contract year and is negotiating for an extension. What a coincidence!
*Mark Thompson continues to pursue a Bay Area gig; the former KRON weather maven would love to spend his twilight years back in San Francisco but two thorny things exist: Thompson doesn't work cheap and no station is willing to dole out the big bucks.
Thompson too has the disadvantage of a Bay Area TV market suddenly run by a bunch of sycophantic idiots. That much is evident.