YEARS AGO, it now turns out...a very savvy, smart, seasoned and beautiful news anchor out of the Bay Area was OFFERED the job as "Good Morning America" hostess.
That person was Kate Kelly.
According to a person who would know --someone near the vicinity, Kelly was flattered with the offer from ABC but ultimately turned it down and preferred to stay home in the Bay Area. A Stanford grad, she wanted to raise a family and continue her gig at KPIX.
Sometimes family trumps the business, good move, Kate.
FRIDAY NOTES: Hey, Armstrong and Getty, might be wise if you guys 86ed ogling certain blond, female broadcasters in the SF Cumulus Building ...get this: you can get FIRED! at KGO-TV if you don't tweet. How do I know? A respected worker told me directly ...Leyla Gulen and ABC7: fire and ice. Whoa! Apparently, Trixie told Leyla: "You're not ready for the Morning Show." Yeah, so then you hire some outsider chickie-poo from Seattle? Makes sense...Those new hires at KTVU are placed under a gag order immediately --part of FOXification and The Firm's missives. They can't talk --they can't even talk like a pirate ...KRON's new 10 PM Newscast begins Monday; expect tons of filler at the start unless some big news event dominates the day; oh, and about 200 new "People Behaving Badly" segments; I estimate KRON does about 5-10 weather "updates" per newscast and the same for morning traffic reports. You're going to see more weather at 10 probably in the history of Bay Area TV News...Now that the Warriors have advanced to the NBA Western Finals, you'll be hearing them on KGO and KSFO; as you all know, the Giants own KNBR and get priority over everyone including God, thanks to Larry Baer.
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