*Yeah, Lawrence Karnow has returned to the local TV Weather department: Karnow, a former PIX predictor, is now the weekend PM guesser on KRON.
*The BANG people are laying off more than 10 Copy Editors, and a few veteran reporters for those 12 of you that still read a newspaper.
*It's not so much that KGO-TV news people are disgusted with the direction of the operation; that they are flabbergasted over the daily morning "Donnie and Marie" histrionics; they have ZERO faith in the news director, Tracey Watkowski-Silva and her boss, GM, Billy Burton. Other than that, everything's peachy at 900 Front. Or, as one veteran staffer told me, "If we didn't carry the Warriors right now during the playoffs, this place would really be in the dumper."
*KTVU: See above item minus the Warriors. The present working conditions in a nutshell: "Working at Fox-owned stations is akin to being in Scientology." I didn't say that but a senior editor did. The person wanted to go on the record but was afraid of the consequences. Maybe KTVU should talk about how Fox plays with people's minds.
*I will repeat this again and again: some people at KTVU are extremely worried and are having anxiety over talking to people (me) even off the premises. Some of them are those who have over years and years of time employed. So, congratulations, Fox, for creating a gulag in Jack London Square.
*So far, the Hawaii guy, Mr. Choi, on PIX in the morning? Dear lord. Another beautiful move by the dopey guy who makes beer runs after 6 with the sports guy. How PBRish.
In a year, they'll send Choi packing for Fresno and hire yet another morning mercenary. Somewhere, Kessler, Kohara and Mallicoat are laughing up a storm.