Tributes are pouring in after it was announced this week that Lloyd LaCuesta, South Bay bureau chief for San Francisco’s KTVU Channel 2 (pictured), will be retiring after 36 years on the local beat. Peter Hartlaub, pop culture critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, marvels at the reporter’s stamina in the face of gruesome homicides and record-setting weather disturbances:
I’ve briefly worked one of those general assignment crime-mayhem-apocalyptic weather beats, and they’re like dog years. Really, the press releases should say Lloyd is retiring after 252 years on the job. So all hail Lloyd LaCuesta, breaking news juggernaut of the Bay Area.