WHERE'S ERIC THOMAS?
Veteran KGO-TV (ABC7) anchor Eric Thomas has been off his regular weekend night duty for almost a month.
Sources at KGO tell me Thomas has taken a medical leave --a leave that might have been hastened by management's clamping down on the senior newsman who is well-liked and respected at Channel 7's 900 Front studios.
One newsroom source speculated that Thomas may be leveraging for a buyout --fed up with management's consistent carping over his lack of "social media" activity.
In any event, Thomas's absence has many staffers--including friends and colleagues who have known him for years, concerned about his status.
Thomas has had some prior health issues but it's believed he's not in any imminent danger.
I'll be investigating and get back with any news if it warrants and UPDATE.