Friday, August 4, 2017

Liz Cook Splendid and Improving; Allen Martin Still Grumpy Old Man; KPIX Duo; Eric Thomas and Kate Larsen Fire and Ice; Gomez Jealousy at KTVU; Women Hate The 'Sexy' Vibe; Brian Hackney Could Have Been a Scientist You Know; 415 Media TGIF

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Elizabeth Cook
AGAINST CONVENTIONAL WISDOM ...I have grown to admire and really like Elizabeth Cook. I think she's made some marked improvements and generally does a good job on KPIX. I'll even go further: I think she's far better than most people give her credit for; yeah, I know she's not that great an ad-libber but that'll take time. She definitely reads the teleprompter better and she has a command of the screen. This is not saying much but it needs to be said nonetheless: Liz Cook is the BEST anchor on PIX.

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Allen Martin
*On the other hand there's still grumpy news reader, Cook's co-partner at times, Allen Martin, who for some reason has decided to go the perpetual pissed-off look. Why? I have no idea only it doesn't exactly evoke warm and fuzzy which is OK but cannot Martin give a glimpse of a smile every now and then? Martin gives the appearance that he's bigger and more important than anyone else. It may not be the case but his standoffish vibe is more apropos for a Lodi NRA meeting. Good lord.

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Eric Thomas and Kate Larsen: fire and ice
*DON'T MISJUDGE THE SELFIE: Eric Thomas and Kate Larsen are like, totally, fire and ice, Oh my god! The valley girl talk was inserted by me because he has no use for her; thinks she's a total lightweight from LA who got the KGO gig largely due to daddy's golfing friendship with GM, Bill Burton. Thomas is a no-shit anchor with very little patience and can't stand blond peons like Larsen. But Eric, remember, you work for Disney.

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Alyana Gomez
*JEALOUSY AT KTVU: Alyana Gomez has been reading the news at FOX2 just short of a year and there's already MASS JEALOUSY...for one, Gomez has a killer body that women staffers are pissed because she tends to curry favor with the station's male counterparts. In addition, Gomez has a very subdued, quiet demeanor that some of her sisters take as an act of arrogance and snootiness. Not so, I do believe it's all just new kid on the block (still) and when Gomez becomes more grounded the atmosphere will be a lot sweeter. Carry on, ladies.

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Right to left: Claudine Wong, Kristina Rendon, and Rosemary Orozco
*OH ,and then there's this: Another gem from the home of selfies --ladies, it's not very becoming at all. You're supposed to be news journalists not some Macys cosmetics clerks. Please, women of 2, show some respect for the business.

And Claudine Wong: Yeah, it's great that you smile now but enough with the Ross-looking blouses. Get a credit card at Nordstrom and buy a decent top, goodness gracious!

*Hey, another don't believe the picture: Mr. Serious, Brian Hackney. Dear Brian: yeah, we already know you could be a scientist --so what is it? Scientist or TV News anchor?

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Brian Hackney could be a scientist but instead chose highs and lows, la de da, la de da



32 comments:

  1. a Lodi NRA meeting, eh? ROLMAO. Too funny. And I can only imagine what that must be like.

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    1. Jenny in PetalumaAugust 4, 2017 at 5:02 PM

      Allen looks like someone did doo-doo on the driver's seat of his Audi.

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  2. Elizabeth Cook is the biggest air head since Carolyn Jo. Most inane and sophomoric segues between stories. Dumber than dirt. Can't believe you approve of her.

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    1. You're not referring to Terilyn Joe, are you?

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  3. Jehovah's Witness ProtectionAugust 4, 2017 at 2:57 PM

    I like Hackney. He's intellectually curious, a trait that is hard to come by these days.

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    1. He is intellectually curious. But his factoids are not always correct, especially on the subjects of pop culture and sports. He won't let that diminish his smugness, though.

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    2. I think Hackney does a good job!!

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    3. Pop culture & sports are for kids (& their intellectual equivalents). I like Brian Hackney more every time I see him, which I wish could be more often. He elevates the tone of the local newscast & there's no one else I'd tune in just to see. If he's willing to be an anchor, I'd watch him.

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    4. Given the number of sports and pop culture factoids Hackney recites, he must have a lot of kid in him. His supercilious posture is childishly pretentious, and it's a bad ruse that fails to disguise his dull personality and mediocre journalistic work. The only thing "Hack" (and he is a hack) raises is suspicions as to how he got an on-air job.

      BTW: I have a friend who is a noted scientist in the Bay Area, and she was interviewed by Hackney many years ago. She has never complained about his comportment during that particular interview, but she is throughly disgusted with the pompous act that he has been demonstrating in recent years.

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    5. Oh my God, he doesn't know about pop culture and sports.

      That raises him some more in my book.

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    6. Add lack of credibility to Hackney's list of on-air deficiencies.

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    7. Not to mention he was Weird Al's roommate at Cal Poly...

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  4. Killer body that will never be displayed properly! She is one of those "half people" who report the News, always stuck behind the Station mandated barricade.

    Rosemary Orozco, displayed properly and an absolute pleasure to watch as she moves around reporting the weather, feminine poetry in motion.

    Juliette Goodrich another "half person" reporting the News. Been watching her for more years than I can remember, does she have a lower body?

    Brittney Shipp, displayed properly. She receives "honorable mention" for wearing a very nice cocktail type dress which was split up her left thigh a few days ago, beautiful. There are dresses which make women look better, and women who make the dresses look better...she is one of those.

    Another killer body, Robin Winston, you can chisel those words onto a stone tablet. She is almost displayed properly.

    From station to station 80% of the News content is identical, the only variance is the stations who are "slowly" realizing what an asset their beautiful women are and are now starting to display them properly.

    There are three types of ND's who probably control to some degree these gorgeous women and how they are presented.
    1..Those who make things happen. 2..Those who watch things happen. 3..Those who wonder "what" happened. Their trump/ratings cards are the "beautiful" women they hire, now they have to learn how to play cards!

    And to those who might be offended by our gorgeous, sexy women reporting the News...watch the Disney channel.

    Alyana Gomez, I like her, good hire!

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    1. After seeing Maria Medina tonight at eleven, you can add her name to the stone tablet!!

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  5. Kate Larsen is dreadful. She screeches and sounds like fingernails on a chalkboard,

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    1. I caught her one night and thought she was juvenile and insufferable. Someone got her the job. I'm sure of it.

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  6. I always likes Liz Coookie. She,as I said before is in the bay area tradition-Terry Lowery-Anna Chavez,..etc.
    I think here and Martin not having chemistry is because Martin isn't anything like Liz's hubbie. He's sort of the pretty boy type. Funny,because most anchorwoman sort of go for the brawny towels type mostly. Other types are ..rich (lost count of developers,lawyers,bankers)... or nerds. I think those last want somebody who wont go looking. Fred Lacosse with Terry Lowery never looked!

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    1. Stan starts drinking at 3:46? "Likes"? "Here"?

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    2. No,I was not pertaking. I guess you think it was so important to you huh?

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    3. But,uh,I am nearing the bi focal stage. I just noticed I put three o's in cookie.
      Hey,its free,shuddup.

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  7. Cook and Andria Borba have definitely improved in the last couple of years. I like Bastida, but (sadly) he looks tired.

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    1. Give Kenners a break, the guy is 73 years old!

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  8. Liz Cook was so bad she could help but get better. She took the best female anchor because Vivianna was trolling the dating sites.

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    1. Ah, Liz the cookie. Will we ever find out how she got (and keeps) the job?

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    2. We know it was Daddy already calling in some favors

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  9. Claudine Wong. Stumbles over her words and omg SOMEONE teach this girl how to interview or ad lib PLEASE!

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  10. What's up with your hatred of lodi? You seem to pick it out when you got something really derogatory to say. My boy lives there and he ain't no cowpoke. Maybe an old girlfriend who dumped you lives there?

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  11. With all the Lodi bashing, me thinks Lieberman has never liked Fogerty's music in general. ;) BTW, one of my cousin's dearest yoga friends lives in that city (demerits for her though, for loving the insufferable Big Brother, hosted by CBS' Mrs. Boss, Julie Chen, as seen as many as four nights a week on PIX) and A&W - the famed Root Beer making restaurant - was founded in Lodi. Would be cooler if you bashed a CA city that is way too pro-Hairpiece for our liking. Lodi is pulling back a little - respects our generals far more than it does The Hairpiece.

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  12. Dear Rich: Brian Hackney has been seen at Tommy's Joynt chewing on a beef sandwich. Just thought that would get you to like him better.

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    1. Brian would be a big deal in a market where a meteorologist has to work, such as Cleveland. Nothing ever happens here! We get storms during winter but this place is quiet for most of the year.

      I suspect computers do most of the work anyway.

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  13. Worse is Amber Lee. For someone who's been doing this for 30 years now she should know how to do a standup without fumbling. I'm surprised Rich has never commented on this.

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    1. He has. More than once...

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