Sunday, February 19, 2017

Mark Danon Worthy of 'Survivor Award'; Capable KRON Morning Anchor Works With Countess Darya Folsom; 415 Media Sunday

Image result for mark danon kron 4 I haven't written much about Mark Danon, the weekday morning, co-anchor on KRON's adequate newscast --I say "adequate" because the show is always marred by the gushy "look at me" embarrassment that is Darya Folsom --who gets worse by the day.

I've never met Danon but I know people close to the situation who tell me he just shows up to work and nudges along in spite of Folsom's daily histrionics and buffoonery.

You might say, "well, what's his alternative? The man has to earn a living."

Image result for darya folsom kron 4Well, you'd be right but truth be told, I disagree. Danon is enough of a professional with limited clout that could ask the higher-ups for a different time slot but he does his job well in spite of Countess Folsom.

Countess Folsom is the "me, me, me" KRON High Priestess. In her early days at 1001 Van Ness (the old KRON fortress) Darya was somewhat respectable, slightly credible and overall, a decent anchor who read the news and didn't resort to cheap tactics.

Nowadays Darya is an on-going freak show better suited for a daily matinee at the Curran Theatre. The drama would be perfectly apt. I've often wondered what she'll do next, a mass singular "gee wiz" or hosted, giggle fest.

That Danon goes along and is able to maintain his professionalism is deserving enough for a local Emmy. Call it the "Survival Award."

And indeed Danon survives --initially I thought he was simply a stooge to Folsom's circus act but I was wrong. Danon seems to have a "hey, I'm just working, pardon me" look on his face while Countess Folsom looks as if she's appearing on a variety show.

I'm sure she still has a legion of fans but Folsom always goes to the extreme and flaunts her excess and I'm not even referring to any physical assets. Even those seem to be inflated this day and age.

Dear Darya: This is probably impossible for you to ascertain but do your viewers a favor: Grow up. Stop pimping for the camera. You're not Kelly Ripa. Hell, you're not even Ricki Lake. You allegedly co-anchor a morning news show in the Bay Area even though it's on an albatross station that long ago lost its luster. But it's still on the air last I checked.

Amazing.

So, be straight, Darya. I know you can do it.

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20 comments:

  1. "Mean" Gene OkerlundFebruary 19, 2017 at 11:32 AM

    Now this posting I like. Love it. Happy Sunday, Rich.

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  2. Darya's act works best when done next to someone who is her opposite. She knows this. Fluorescent Pink sitting next to Flat Black. If this guy or the weather man (both men look as tho they could be brothers) was a natural showboat like
    The Darya, she would probably tone it down or find a new time to be on the air. A friend of mine sarcastically calls her 'Miss America".

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  3. KRON's days are numbered.

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    1. If what I heard a couple of days ago is true, 67% of us now get our News from our smartphones, and a lot of numbered days are probably coming down the pike, especially for the ones making the "big bucks."

      As for KRON, Ms. Winston and Ms. Shipp have the "wow factor" times 10. Add to that Darya's side profile and you have what I call the News with benefits!

      The News with benefits always "trumps" the regular News, always will!





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  4. Wow, brass / gold colored knee boots. What statement is she trying to make with those? Look at me, I am just so special or something else?

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    1. Those are the final cries of "I still wannbee a party girl"...

      It's over Darya...
      Turn in your wristband and red solo cup.

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    2. Isn't she in her mid 50's now?

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  5. IMO, Darya is better suited for the (now defunct) Market Street Cinema. Some of those strippers had more "talent" than she does.

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    1. haha..I use to frequent that dump back in the late 80's to mid 90's. Had some good times in there but it reeked.

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  6. Mark Danon..help your viewers...you can and will be so good without Darya influence if you slow down your speech and enunciate more clearly.. sound like a newsman..you know you can do it..don't let Darya over shadow you

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  7. In regard to that picture of Darya:

    WOW! And I mean not in a good way, WOW!

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  8. Darya, why the long face...

    .... and a horse walks in to a bar and the...

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  9. Interesting. Darya doesn't really bother me that much. A little hard to look at sometimes, but not really irritating. What's amazing is they can spend three hours doing the same thing every 10 minutes. Point at the radar, check. Traffic, check. Back to weather, check. check, check, check.....

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  10. On-air Folsom is doing exactly what is best for the unaffiliated morning news show. For the most part people aren't tuned in very long at that time, not exactly the 'hard hitting, investigative, news hour'.
    As a viewer I have no problem with her either. She's familiar, interesting, not a cookie cutter reader.

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  11. Oh No, DARYA vs GASIA! Both reporters trying to take over the spot, no point of putting a male reporter with one reporter taking over the entire segment yelling things out and acting too goofy like we are watching a news from Saturday Night Live. I still prefer GASIA and love her funny selfies and LIVE hairdo videos online.

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  12. I cant' believe Darya Folsom has fans. Must be the same folks who watch the Kardashians.

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  13. Mark Danon and James Fletcher are the studs of the KRON4 Morning News. Enough said.

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    1. I like Danon and Fletcher - both competent pros. Folsom throws that newscast so out of whack with her ad libs. I used to watch her when she first arrived here, but it looks like she's just going through the motions reading the news and makes editorial comments that are out of place with the rest of the tenor of the broadcast. Darya - I don't care what you think, I seem to say to myself three or four times on the rare occasions I watch KRON's morning newscast these days.

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  14. Darya gives a voice to the people who don't feel they have one on most news shows...the egomaniac aging yoga moms who think they're smart when they're really as dumb as a bag of doorknobs but they won't shut up anyway and also shop at Forever21.

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  15. I wonder how depressed or even stinking drunk she gets when she thinks her job in life is to fluff up Gary Radnich every morning?
    Has to hurt.

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