Friday, February 17, 2017

News Director Departure Leaves Many 'Apprehensive' at KTVU; Gigglin' Stan Bunger and Roberta Gonzales on KCBS; Friday 415 Media News And Notes

Related image The News Director has abruptly departed KTVU --leaving many staffers both shocked and alarmed at the same time. Seems even though Dana Hahn is tending to her ailing mother and headed back home to Michigan, there is significant mistrust amongst the rank and file.

"If it were any other company other than {Fox} I'd believe it. I'm suspicious," said a Channel 2 veteran source close to the situation.

Although she's had a few business dalliances like this, Hahn was generally well-liked in Jack London Square and brought much needed cohesion to the station particularly at a time when KTVU is still dealing with new ownership from Cox to Fox.

Image result for dana hahn ktvu news director"It's been relatively stable here for over a year and she's (Hahn} been the key reason, " another staffer told me. The person has a keen awareness of what's going on at KTVU but like all others, asked for anonymity. "We're all a little apprehensive."

Fox management rules a tight, rugged ship and even though its legacy station is still held in high esteem and respected throughout the Bay Area and beyond, Fox-instituted regimens exist. Nothing; nobody; is treated differently.

Hahn had little if at all involvement with pay cuts and anti-union tactics, and was deemed worker-friendly in Oakland --facts that may have heightened suspicion about her resignation even though those in the know insist her mother's health status was the reason for her departure.

Meanwhile, KTVU has a search underway for a new News Director amid an increasingly weary staff beset with skepticism and unease --whoever gets the gig has a lot on their plate.


Image result for stan bunger kcbsImage result for roberta gonzales*The 7: 20 AM weather hits on KCBS with gigglin ' Stan Bunger and the obnoxiously moronic, Roberta Gonzales are becoming instant tune-out material. Bunger lately seems to want to laugh at anything Gonzales says to the point of mass irritation. I mean, look, Roberta is Roberta--Bunger should know better and just trudge forward and carry on. The current model is el sucko

*In a round-about manner that have a few people up in KPIX5 management on edge, CBS Network honchos at Black Rock in charge of O and O (Owned and Operated) stations are planning on "extensive" meetings over a three-day period at the beginning of the month. No, they will not be discussing sourdough bread options.


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  1. Of course it's that mean old FOX's fault and you had to get a few digs in. Can you ever call it down the middle and not be partial?

  2. by the way, how sad was it for Channel 2 to be on air live covering the gunman story in Oakland and only having Twitter pictures while other channels had helicopters covering the story with clear video of the gunman. Heard Sal even mention gunman pointing his rifle at news helicopters - would have made anyone watching 2 turn immediately to stations with the resources to cover the event much better.

  3. I haven't been watching Choi & Griego, but I noticed that Theus was on Bastida & Cook's 5PM newscast yesterday, and she actually didn't flub any scripted lines whatsoever. Sounds like a contrast to what the 415 Blog continues to see.

    1. You obviously haven't watched the mornings then @ 3:52pm. Watch one show and see if you say the same.

    2. As Roberta continues to age she's getting more and more silly. Her looks are fading fast.

    3. I saw that 5pm PRE-RECOREDED report. Only thing I could think of was, how many takes did that take. Or was it heavily edited.

  4. I haven't listened in a while. Is Stan (and Susan) still gushing over Roberta's triathlon training regimen?