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San Francisco Stations Break in Early Sunday After Earthquake - Posted 3 days, 8 hours ago
Residents in the San Francisco Bay Area are cleaning up and assessing the damage today after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit the region just south of Napa at 3:20 a.m. Sunday. It was the largest shaker since the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake on October 17, 1989. The local stations broke in... [TVSpy]

'No One in the Newsroom is Happy' as Boston Station Prepares for New Owners - Posted July 11, 2014
The deal's not done, but nerves are on edge at Fox 25 in Boston. "No one in the newsroom is ?happy," the Boston Herald quotes an unnamed source inside the station... [TVSpy]

Fox and Cox Swap Stations in San Francisco, Boston, Memphis - Posted June 24, 2014
Fox Television Stations and Cox Media Group have announced they are swapping stations in three markets: Fox will get Fox affiliate KTVU and independent KICU in San Francisco, and Cox will get Fox-owned ... [SocialTimes.com]

Fox and Cox Swap Stations in San Francisco, Boston, Memphis - Posted June 24, 2014
Fox Television Stations and Cox Media Group have announced they are swapping stations in three markets: Fox will get Fox affiliate KTVU and independent KICU in San Francisco, and Cox will get Fox-owned ... [TVSpy]

KTVU Airs Wrong Graphic for Starbucks Price Hike Story - Posted June 23, 2014
KTVU, the San Francisco Bay Area FOX affiliate, aired an over the shoulder graphic during its Friday night 10:00 p.m. that seemed to veer towards commentary. Julie Haener was reading a story ab... [TVSpy]

What Are Local Stations Covering? - Posted June 10, 2014
Only two of the stations in the San Francisco-San Jose-Oakland market are in San Francisco. ABC owned KGO and CBS owned KPIX are actually about a block away from one another. FOX affiliate KTVU is across the bay in Oakland while NBC owned station KNTV is about an hour... [TVSpy]

LA Station Catches Hidden Cash Millionaire Stashing Dough - Posted May 29, 2014
The phenomenon that started in San Francisco known as ... [TVSpy]

Local Meteorologists Interview Obama on Climate Change - Posted May 6, 2014
Eight meteorologists are in Washington, D.C. today to interview President Obama on climate change. The interviews were timed with the release of a new study assessing the effects of climate change in the United States. Participating in the interviews are John Morales of WTVJ in Miami, Jim ... [TVSpy]

Ken Wayne to Stay with KTVU - Posted April 7, 2014
Ken Wayne, longtime weekend anchor at KTVU, will remain at the San Francisco Bay Area FOX affiliate. "I'm very happy to be here in the Bay Area where I've been working and living for a long time." W... [TVSpy]

KTVU Adds Reporter from Las Vegas - Posted April 4, 2014
Azenith Smith is joining San Francisco Bay Area FOX affiliate KTVU as a reporter. KTVU news director Lee Rosenthal ... [SocialTimes.com]

KTVU Adds Reporter from Las Vegas - Posted April 4, 2014
Azenith Smith is joining San Francisco Bay Area FOX affiliate KTVU as a reporter. KTVU news director Lee Rosenthal... [TVSpy]

Melanie Woodrow Set to Join KTVU - Posted April 1, 2014
Melanie Woodrow is leaving KCBS, the CBS-owned station in Los Angeles, for KTVU, the Fox affiliate in San Francisco. She announced the news on her Facebook page. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js =... [TVSpy]

Thieves Steal Gear from KTVU News Van Over the Weekend - Posted April 1, 2014
When KTVU reporter Katie Utehs and photojournalist Jacob Unger came back to the parking lot where they left ... [TVSpy]

Steve Poitras Returns to KTVU - Posted December 20, 2013
KTVU has announced that Steve Poitras is coming back to the San Francisco Bay Area FOX affiliate to lead the marketing department. Poitras left KTVU in 2003 after 15 years at the Oakland... [TVSpy]

KTVU Airs Show About Korean Americans as Part of Apology for Asiana Airlines Gaffe - Posted December 12, 2013
KTVU, the San Francisco Bay Area market FOX affiliate, aired a special highlighting prominent Korean Americans last Saturday in an attempt to reach out to the community after its much publicized reporting ... [TVSpy]

Amber Eikel Joins KTVU as Managing Editor - Posted September 12, 2013
Amber Eikel has been named managing editor at KTVU, the Fox affiliate in San Francisco. Her first day will be September 30. Eikel comes from KTVU sister station ... [TVSpy]

Ed Chapuis Joins KTXL as News Director - Posted August 23, 2013
Ed Chapuis is joining Sacramento Fox affiliate KTXL as vice president and news director. His first official day at the station will be Monday. It is a return to Sacramento for Chapuis, who... [TVSpy]

Source in KTVU Gaffe Reportedly an Ex-Pilot - Posted August 7, 2013
KTVU's source of the fake names for the pilots of Asiana Airlines flight 214 was an ex-pilot familiar to the ... [SocialTimes.com]

'My Hard-Earned Reputation is Intack,' Says Producer Fired from KTVU - Posted July 26, 2013
Roland De Wolk, one of three producers reportedly let go from San Francisco Bay Area FOX affiliate ... [TVSpy]

Fired KTVU Producer Typo Brings Asiana Debacle Full Circle - Posted July 25, 2013
And you really can't blame Sara Morrison, formerly with CJR and currently contributing as a media reporter to TheWrap, for running with it in headline form: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Fired KTVU Producer Typo Brings Asiana Debacle Full Circle - Posted July 25, 2013
And you really can't blame Sara Morrison, formerly with CJR and currently contributing as a media reporter to TheWrap, for running with it in headline form: ... [FishbowlNY]

Fired KTVU Producer Typo Brings Asiana Debacle Full Circle - Posted July 25, 2013
And you really can't blame Sara Morrison, formerly with CJR and currently contributing as a media reporter to TheWrap, for running with it in headline form: ... [GalleyCat]

KTVU Fires Three Producers Over Asiana Airlines Mistake - Posted July 25, 2013
San Francisco Fox affiliate KTVU has fired three producers involved with reporting fake names of the Asiana A... [TVSpy]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Time Warner Threat to CBS | KTVU Producers Fired | Nashville Paper Closes - Posted July 25, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Time Warner Threat to CBS | KTVU Producers Fired | Nashville Paper Closes - Posted July 25, 2013
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POLL: Smart or Not? KTVU Has Video of Fake Asiana Pilot Names Pulled from YouTube - Posted July 22, 2013
KTVU is exerting its copyright claim on YouTube videos showing anchor Tori Campbell reading fake names identifying the pilots of Asiana flight 214. &... [TVSpy]

Asiana Airlines Will Not Pursue KTVU Lawsuit - Posted July 17, 2013
Asiana Airlines has decided not to pursue a lawsuit against KTVU, the San Francisco station that re... [TVSpy]

Disgraced NTSB Intern Gets Quick Offer - Posted July 16, 2013
Late last night, Matthew Keys exclusively revealed the identity of the NTSB intern who confirmed to San Francisco's KTVU the epic-prank names of those four Asiana pilots. This particular The Desk dispatch suggests that Cornell University is today dealing with its own PR nightmare. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Disgraced NTSB Intern Gets Quick Offer - Posted July 16, 2013
Late last night, Matthew Keys exclusively revealed the identity of the NTSB intern who confirmed to San Francisco's KTVU the epic-prank names of those four Asiana pilots. This particular The Desk dispatch suggests that Cornell University is today dealing with its own PR nightmare. ... [FishbowlNY]

Poynter: KTVU's Apology 'Teaches Journalists How to Accept Responsibility' - Posted July 16, 2013
In the aftermath of KTVU reporting fake and racially offensive names of the Asiana Airlines flight 214 pilots, Poynter's Al Tompkins says the San Franc... [TVSpy]

Asiana Airlines Will Sue KTVU to 'Strongly Respond to its Racially Discriminatory Report' - Posted July 15, 2013
Just one day after Asiana Airlines announced it was considering legal action against KTVU, the company has confirmed it will sue the San Fra... [TVSpy]

Asiana Airlines Might Sue The NTSB, KTVU For Confirming Those Offensive Fake Pilot Names - Posted July 14, 2013
Asiana Airlines is considering a lawsuit against the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) after it confirmed the phony and racially-charged names that were reported on Oakland news station KTVU. The airline says it might just sue the ... [PRNewser]

Asiana Airlines Considers Legal Action Against KTVU, NTSB - Posted July 14, 2013
Asiana Airlines is considering legal action against KTVU and the NTSB after the San Francisco Fox affiliate repor... [TVSpy]

KTVU Calls Out Rival KGO in Press Release Touting Asiana Airlines Crash Coverage - Posted July 9, 2013
In a press release trumpeting KTVU's coverage of the Asiana Airlines crash, the San Francisco Fox affiliate is calling out ABC owned KGO for being slow to the story. ... [TVSpy]

Associate News Director Leaving KTVU - Posted July 5, 2013
KTVU has announced associate news director Janice Gin will be leaving the San Francisco Bay Area FOX affiliate after 13 years there. "Janice Gin has played a key role in the KTVU newsroom leadershi... [TVSpy]

California Stations Cover High Court Decisions on Gay Marriage - Posted June 26, 2013
The Supreme Court of the United States handed down two decisions on gay marriage this morning, a ruling on the federal Defense of Marriage Act and another on California's Proposition 8. In San Francisco and Los Angeles, local stations had continuing coverage of the rulings. In Los Angeles, ABC O... [TVSpy]

Lee Rosenthal Named KTVU News Director - Posted April 1, 2013
Lee Rosenthal has been named news director for San Francisco Bay Area FOX affiliate KTVU. "After an extensive nationwide search, Lee's pedigree in Journalism, his leadership skills, tr... [TVSpy]

KTVU Reporter Rita Williams Retires - Posted March 5, 2013
Rita Williams, longtime reporter for KTVU, has retired from the Oakland, CA, FOX affiliate after 35 years at the station. Williams, who called herself "the first broadcast bro... [TVSpy]

News Director Ed Chapuis Out at KTVU - Posted January 7, 2013
KTVU has announced, news director Ed Chapuis is leaving the San Francisco FOX affiliate. Chapuis last day will be next Friday, January 18. "We have an exceptional team of journalists her... [TVSpy]

After a String of Media-Related Violence in Oakland, Stations Consider Private Security for Crews - Posted November 14, 2012
Last week, a KPIX photographer was beaten and robbed of his camera while reporting from Oakland, the eighth violent incident involving a member of the media since April. The ... [TVSpy]

Rita Williams Announces Retirement from KTVU - Posted June 5, 2012
Rita Williams has announced she will retire from KTVU next year after 35 years as a reporter for the San Francisco Fox-affiliate. Williams, who joined KTVU as a freelance reporter in 197... [TVSpy]

Lloyd LaCuesta Retiring After 35 Years at KTVU - Posted April 25, 2012
Lloyd LaCuesta, KTVU's South Bay bureau chief, has announced his retirement from the San Francisco Fox-affiliate. "I have spent half of my life at KTVU, which makes it all the more d... [TVSpy]

RTDNA Announces Winners of Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards - Posted April 12, 2012
The RTDNA has announced the winners of the 2012 Regional Edward R. Murrow awards. Radio, television and online winners, divided into small and large markets, were selected from more than 3,500 entries. The RTDNA says this year is "one o... [TVSpy]

KTVU Debuts New Set and Graphics Package - Posted January 30, 2012
Bay Area Fox-affiliate KTVU unveiled a new set and graphics package over the weekend. Created by Broadcast Design International, the new set features dark wood and brushed metal, as well as... [TVSpy]

After Noise Complaints, City Councilman Wants Bay Area Stations To Evaluate Use of News Helicopters - Posted December 7, 2011
Berkeley city councilman Jesse Arreguin recommended yesterday that city officials and San Francisco local news stations come together to "work out a solution" to noise disruptions caused by news helicopters, the San Francisco Chronicle ... [TVSpy]

Occupy Oakland Protestors Attack KGO Cameraman For Shooting Video of Murder Scene - Posted November 11, 2011
KGO cameraman Randy Davis was attacked while trying to document the aftermath of a fatal shooting yesterday at Occupy Oakland. Davis suffered a mild concussion, as well as b... [TVSpy]

KTVU Rocked By Early Morning Earthquake - Posted October 27, 2011
"We are having an earthquake right now," KTVU anchor Pam Cook declared this morning, the sound of rumbling punctuating her announcement. "We are having an earthquake at this ver... [TVSpy]

San Francisco Stations Report on Death of Steve Jobs - Posted October 6, 2011
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Longtime KTVU Reporter Bob MacKenzie Dies - Posted September 23, 2011
Longtime KTVU reporter Bob MacKenzie, who endeared himself to Bay Area viewers with his deft touch for storytelling, died on Thursday following a long battle with cancer. He was... [TVSpy]

Cox Picks Tom Raponi to Lead KTVU-KICU - Posted June 8, 2011
Tom Raponi has been named vice president and general manager of Cox Media Group's KTVU-KICU in San Francisco. Raponi has been the vice p... [TVSpy]

Changes at Cox Media Group: Bill Hoffman Named EVP, Tim McVay Succeeds Him at WSB - Posted June 1, 2011
Cox Media Group, which owns 15 stations in 11 markets, announced this week that Bill Hoffman will be the company's next executive vice president. Hoffman previously served ... [TVSpy]

Longtime Bay Area Reporter Jim Vargas to Retire - Posted April 22, 2011
Longtime Bay Area reporter Jim Vargas is set to retire after a 41-year career in the news industry. Vargas will bid farewell to Oakland's KTVU on April 29th after 10 years with the Fox-affiliate, ... [TVSpy]

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