1. KPIX anchor Brian Hackney is paid on a freelance basis --meaning he's not even a part time-compensated talent. Even though Hackney, when he's not doing news, he does weather, and sometimes weather and news too. Plus, he's PIX's main fill-in so he's literally all over the place.
2. Speaking of weather --and there's been a Noah's Ark full of weather lately has paid handsomely for one Bay Area TV weatherman --a clause in his contract gives him extra money if he's on an extra number of times. Rain is good for the wallet. Oh, the name of the weather guy? Can't tell you because I was asked to be mum or else.
3. Ken Bastida's little so-called "joke", line, whatever, at the end of each 11 PM newscast on PIX is never funny nor cute. More annoying actually --and his sports enabler doesn't help. What you didn't know? The producers and director behind the camera don't think it's funny either but it's not their call. Management still doesn't have a clue on the pulse of PIX's few viewers.
4.The Bay Area's highest paid News Director: KPIX ND, Dan Rosenheim, makes roughly north of $300,000. Hey, Dan, now if only you could nail down a decent anchor combo at 5 PM.
5. Who is the Bay Area's highest paid reporter? KGO-TV's Wayne Freedman --the Circle7 reporter has about 27,000 Emmys and a high-six-figure salary. Tie with KGO's Consumer Reporter/Anchor Michael Finney who is close to around $375K a year and that's some good coin too.