I've written, exclusively here at 415 Media, about Heather Holmes major irritation that she's not getting paid (among other things)--in fact, her salary has been cut BIG TIME!
Which would explain her sour mood at KTVU/Fox 2 where most of the anchors are also getting screwed, (in their mind)--see, Fox doesn't like and WON'T pay people. It's not in the playbook, that simple.
Matter of fact, Fox is NOT paying anybody. Holmes had a hefty paycheck with Cox Media, KTVU's former owner.
She's complained it was cut and then they put her on more shows with less money. It's the Fox way.
$130,000 a year is the max for midline anchors AND!, in Holmes' case and others, they have to put in 48 hours a week! Holmes has been heard complaining to earn her paycheck, but no anchor is trying to hear that.
It's part of the new environment at KTVU's Jack London Square studios and offices where a zombie-like feeling permeates the entire structure.
Whereas in the past any and all people --from the lower-level staff to the major "star" anchors would and could talk freely, now communicating with virtually anyone is tantamount to applying to the Soviet-era Politburo process.
Further muddying the situation is management and its relationship with the rank and file --including writers, producers, and air talent. From day one it's been rocky and now it's almost extinct. Nobody believes the suits and the suits have created a wall so YUGE (that sounds right) many people feel this can only get worse.
*Dave Clark deemphasized --If you've noticed that Dave Clark has seen less air time on "Mornings on Two" you're not the only one. Clark's presence has been significantly decreased --under mysterious circumstances, which only adds to all the other confusion at KTVU. Insiders are saying there's a plethora of reasons, which we will soon discuss at a later time.
*Holmes' status remains the wildcard. I can't, for the life of me, see how valuable she's supposedly become (they CUT! her pay) but I also know they're running out of anchors --at least, from Fox's point of view--anchors that are considered ready for primetime and .not just fill-ins. That normally would be handled by news managers in closed-door meetings but communications has become an afterthought at the once mighty KTVU, er Fox2
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