IT DIDN'T HURT that Frank Mallicoat --soon on his way to a gig at KTVU--has worked with VP/GM Gregg Kelley and ND, Dana Hahn, both of them in Boston at the Fox O and O, WFXT.
There's no indication, yet, just when and where Mallicoat will anchor but I would bet morning and noon. KTVU has strong ratings in the AM but a Mallicoat presence could bolster that time slot. Plus, as an astute reader pointed out, Mallicoat might be primed to work KTVU Plus, formerly KICU (TV 36) which was rebranded and has essentially become an additional news/traffic and weather outpost for KTVU.
*At KGO-TV, the ratings are taking a nosedive in the new Morning Show otherwise known as "Donnie and Marie." The ultra gimmicks and unintentional parody put forth by Reggie Aqui and Natasha Zouves have been Rejected by the Bay Area Local TV News viewership, thank God.
*Greg Papa's new deal at CSNBA is 3 years, $1.5M or $500K--there's a mutual option for 2020 so Papa and family can still eat well.
*Jim Kozimor has been away from the CSNBA airwaves dealing with a "small, personal issue" but will be back soon. Many of you have asked and I answer.
*Those of you that keep asking me why Gary Radnich has barely acknowledged Brittany Shipp is because he's been told to "lay off" her. Period. In other words, Raddy can't do the Don Rickles act around her because she wants no part of his shit. Even KRON has standards --barely, but they do.
*KRON can do as much news as it wants to and rearrange anchors; the verdict still is the same: NO viewers. And as much as I'm critical of KTVU, its 10 PM News will kill KRON's new Ten --I mean, we're talking savage here.
*Meanwhile at PIX, they've pretty much given up in the morning with a news show that is bland at best. Or as someone put it, "CSPAN 4 Bay Area with a Hawaiian edge." Ouch!
*Oh, yes, Mallicoat has been Foxified. Part of the gig now.
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