Some of the Bay Area Women TV/Radio journalists I can do without, there's a big difference.
The Bay Area used to be a hotbed of distinguished TV and radio anchors and reporters; Rita Williams had a legendary stay at KTVU; Belva Davis is a rock star and helped many women of color make it through the business; Carolyn Johnson, Wendy Tokuda, and Marcia Brandwynne all had significant stints in Bay Area TV News.
Nowadays, it's pretty much el stinko on the women TV and Radio beat.
I like Pat Thurston at KGO. Ditto Lyanne Melendez at KGO-TV. Melanie Morgan and I don't agree on politics that much but I love Mel as a broadcaster. Christine Craft makes me uncomfortable at times but I would listen to her on a radio talk show in a nanosecond. I love Cheryl Hurd, Carolyn Tyler and Christin Ayers, but they're all exceptions.
Most of the women talent in the Bay Area are marginal at best. Too many amateurs now who can't report, can't ad-lib, are generally lousy and disgusting to listen and watch but that's just me.
*I can't say enough about KRON stalwart Vicki Liviakis continues to flourish and get better and better as she ages. "Ages?" Almost sounds ludicrous but Liviakis is still stunning and magnificent to observe. Yes, she's a beautiful news anchor --a sight to behold, and that's just being honest. Of course she's a gifted journalist and knows her craft --I'd love to see her on Monday thru Friday.
*Thurston and fellow KGO talk host, John Rothmann, continue to be in a holding pattern. Nothing permanent on the horizon as KGO management won't proceed with a formal nighttime schedule--my gut tells me they don't have enough money and that they're trying to buy time. Either way, it's most frustrating for both listeners and hosts alike. Look for a decision by the beginning of March, another hunch.
*NOTE TO READERS: As a matter of policy if I were to have a relationship with a Bay Area TV woman news journalist I would disclose such an arrangement. IT'S NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST if I open it--on the other hand, if I kept it private I would be withholding important information to you, THE READERS.
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