Monday, August 29, 2016

Roqui Theus Gets Unconditional Love from KPIX Morning Show Exec Producer and Staff is Ticked; Monday Opener

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Roqui Theus
 New KPIX morning traffic anchor, Roqui Theus is getting on-the-job training; she's still flubbing her lines and is unaware of certain local landmarks (she didn't recognize the Golden Gate Bridge last week)

She's getting a little better --the law of averages helps--then again, according to a PIX spy, she's still embarrassing the morning news crew and its staff.

The source tells me:

"She is in no way shape or form qualified and I fear we are the laughing stock of Bay Area TV. This was once a respected newsroom."

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Brandice Bailey
So, how does this continue on the CBS O and O in the nation's #6 market? Theus has curried favor--some say, suspiciously, from the morning show Executive Producer, Brandice Bailey. It is Bailey that has steadfastly stood up for Theus in spite of her numerous mistakes. Maybe there's a reason.

The source:

"Roqui lives in the same apartment as the EP, and they're  always together --'Brandice is always desperately sticking up for Roqui. It's off-putting and borderline inappropriate to say the least.'"

I've watched Theus and agree she's clearly not ready --and have said so here--I've also said much of it isnt her fault; KPIX management rushed her on the air --and now they pay the price. It's apparent they don't care about the embarrassing talk on the street. Bailey is respected in the industry but this new information doesn't make a pretty picture.

CBS honchos in NY are aware of all this and are not exactly thrilled.

We will be monitoring.





22 comments:

  1. Affirmative action at its finest.

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    1. Yep... Yet it's white people who allegedly control the world.

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    2. They throw an opportunity now and then and you end up with this.

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    3. CBS hasn't been the sort of outfit that tolerated this in great numbers. It's not the United States of KRON for God's sake. WBZ in Boston, WWJ in Detroit...those are great affiliates with long histories. Someone's sticking it to them.

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    4. As a minority woman, Bailey should realize that putting another minority woman in place before she's ready sets the movement back a few years. A bogus hire
      like this and its subsequent failure will be in News
      Directors' minds when women of color apply in the near future. Is it Roqui's fault? No. Bailey's? YES

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  2. Beetlejuice says Jamie ate cat shit.August 29, 2016 at 9:33 AM

    They both look like they share the same buffet table in addition to the apartment.

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  3. It's funny. KGO and KPIX changed anchors and traffic reporters at the same time and KGO easily won. Aqui may not be Rich's cup of soup, but at least he has personality where Choi has none. And he doesn't annoy me that I can't watch. Alexis Smith and Theus both apppeared on air around the same time. KGO's Smith is so much better and experienced it's not even close. I go with KGO because Aqui is the only one who bugs me a little where KPIX has Gonzales, Theus and Choi - obnoxious, inexperienced and clumsy, and the walking, talking sleep-aid.

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  4. That explains everything. Same apartment. Used Bentley Guy would still try and hit that.

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    1. Hell, I'd hit it...doesn't make the situation right, though...

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    2. I'm more the Rebecca Strom type. Much more.

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  5. I frequently think Rich goes way overboard in his criticisms of talent but in this case I will make an exception. She absolutely is as bad as Rich says she is.

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    1. She came from KRON. Don't they all?

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  6. Paging George Rask, you're professionalism is sorely needed to do Traffic at KPIX in the morning.

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  7. George Rask is the real deal. Nobody seems to know traffic better than him. I heard Erica Kato on KCBs this weekend and she's solid too, and much better looking than Theus. Guess i will be watching Sal on 2

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    1. I know I'm not supposed to go ga-ga over Erica but she's very good at what she does and goddamn it, she's pretty. I can't imagine what she looks like without clothes. Where's my beta blocker?

      If you're a healthy male and that young lady doesn't brighten your day there is something wrong with you. Get checked out.

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  8. Rask-man has thick hair and looks like a hedgehog. He didn't look good on the air but was better on the radio since you do not have to look at his mug. Rask seems so pompous, too. And, that Mike Inouye takes his traffic reporting job much too seriously. Lighten up Mike, be more Like Mike (as Roqui would say to herself).

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    1. I hear he flies, haven't run into him at the fields. They say he's around.

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  9. Bring back George!!'

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  10. Bailey looks like she should cut down on her sugar intake. Perhaps then she'll have a clear mind and common sense will prevail. Translation: get Theus off the air and stop going to Krispy Kreme and Starbucks for your daily sugar high.

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  11. Bailey needs to do a lot more than that. LOL

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  12. I found this page by Googling "Roqui Theus bad OR awful". I was trying to find out if there were others out there who are as appalled by her performance as I am. I've stayed loyal to KPIX, through all their disappointing staff changes--mainly because I adore Roberta Gonzales. But Ms. Theus is excruciating to watch/listen to. I'm thinking I may need to find a different morning news team.

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  13. They want to go cheap so they hire amateurs. That's what radio and TV news departments have gravitated towards in the 21st century. No surprise as the huge companies which own these stations want bigger profits and less overhead. So hire youngsters with little experience to reduce the bottom line. Who gives a f$%# about content or professionalism quality journalism. Just make it light, upbeat, and short. No sound bite longer than 10 seconds, because God help those poor viewers and listeners who can't focus.

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