Thursday, February 16, 2017

415 Media Flash! Dana Hahn Resigns ND Position at KTVU; UPDATED: Hahn Leaves Oakland Station To Deal With Family Health Matter

Image result for Dana Hahn KTVU News Director   -- Dana Hahn has just resigned as News Director at KTVU (Fox2-Oakland) 415 Media has learned.

*Newsroom shocked.

*KTVU source: "We're all, like, what? This came out of nowhere."

*No word on immediate interim replacement.

*Hahn well liked at Jack London Square studios ...

*We'll be talking to our sources to get the inside dope, if any exists.

THIS is a DEVELOPING STORY

*415 Media

Image result for UPDATED 2: 34 PM UPDATE --A KTVU SOURCE tells me, exclusively, that Hahn's sudden resignation is due to her mother's health situation ...in fact, Hahn, who's been away from her desk at KTVU for the better part of two week, is moving back home to Michigan to deal with the matter.

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  1. No FOX controversy here, believe me. Nothing to see here, move along. Godspeed to her mother!

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    1. Was she responsible for hiring Frank Malicoat? Good Job!!

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  2. I don't want to sound insensitive, but executives use family illnesses as cover stories for firings. I'm not saying that's what happened here, but it's the kind of story that one can't confirm (what are you going to do, knock on her mother's door in Michigan?), so you have to take the executive's word for it. Many years ago when an executive was sacked, they would put out a news release saying the executive was resigning to spend more time with their family. That lie was used so many times it became a joke. So today in public relations, you need to have a more complex story, one that can't easily be knocked down. Again, I'm not saying her story is untrue, but it's coming from Fox News/News Corp., so I'd be suspicious.

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  3. Take an extended LOA for family health matters...don't quit..I'm smelling a managerial rat here...what's her reputation with upper management?

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  4. Who cares? What are the talk radio shows saying about Trump? What's with Ronn Owens contract? What's going on with Krukow and Larry Bear? We want real news and comment, Rich

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  5. Have they asked you to be ND?

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  6. Family comes first...

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  7. I'm going to miss Dana Hane. There's a special spot in my heart for her, it's a long story. May she have a great future and peace in her current troubles!

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    1. Apparently that "special spot" doesn't know how to spell her name. You must have been so close.

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  8. Has anyone ever seen a man resign to take care of his mother? Well I know Rich has taken time for his mother. But it's too bad we still have these gender identifying labels- that if the KTVU ND were a man I don't think we'd ever see the reason for his leaving being to go take care of his mother (or ailing family member). That's a shame for both men and women and how we're all kept captive, especially in corporate America, by stereotypical gender roles.

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    1. I quit a full-time gig and took contract jobs to have more flexibility to take care of my dad while he had Alzheimer's and I'm a guy. Every family is different so you might want to check yourself.

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  9. She's a leader I could get behind.

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  10. You can see right through this announcement, it is a load of BS. News director tenders her resignation with just about two weeks left in the February ratings period? That is not her doing. That is either corporate saying they want her out or the general manager saying "you're gone because we just don't get along." The family issue makes it look good on the surface, but if you've been in television long enough, you quickly learn how to translate management's fancy language when it comes to personnel moves. Best of luck to Dana, I am guessing she got trumped by her boss. It sucks, but that is life in TV.

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    1. And how long haven't you been in television? Do tell...

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