KFMB general manger Pat Nevin confirmed the news with TVSpy via email, but didn’t respond when we asked why Blauer left.
Coleman has worked at the independent San Diego station for 20 years. He’s been a broadcaster since 1953.
“Nothing is forever. The universe, the galaxy, the solar system, the sun, Earth… every species fades away in time. We individual people are very small and very temporary parts of the big picture,” Coleman wrote in a letter announcing his retirement. “I’m grateful to you all. I wish you all every success and happiness.”
In the 1970′s, Coleman worked as the the original weathercaster for the launch of ABC’s Good Morning America. While working at ABC, Coleman developed the concept and business plan for what became The Weather Channel.
You can read Coleman’s entire goodbye letter after the jump. Read more
“Scott is a talented and experienced leader who has a depth of knowledge about the San Diego community that you can only acquire by getting out and talking to viewers and advertisers during a 27-year career in the market,” Tribune regional president and general manager Don Corsini said in a statement. “He knows what works and the best way to connect with people.”
Heath joined KSWB in 1986 as an account executive. He most recently served as the station’s general sales manager. More from Tribune after the jump. Read more
A camera crew from San Diego CBS affiliate KFMB was rolling as a Chula Vista, CA, firefighter was handcuffed and thrown in the back of a CHP cruiser because he wouldn’t stop rescuing victims of a freeway crash and move his truck.
The crash happened on I-805 and involved a car that had flipped over a concrete divider. Chula Vista Fire Chief Dave Hanneman told the San Diego Union-Tribune fire crews are trained to use their vehicles to block traffic for safety.
The station said, “According to officials, the officer told firefighters to move three fire engines from the fast lane, and two complied, but one firefighter refused that request and continued giving aid to the crash victims.” Read more
The San Diego City Council has proclaimed January 28, 2014 to be “Loren Nancarrow Day.”
“He advocated for the environment long before it was fashionable and taught a generation of television viewers and readers to be good stewards of our land, sea, and air,” said Councilwoman and former KGTV reporter Marti Emerald as part of her tribute to Nancarrow’s 30-year career in San Diego.
His family has set up a donation fund to help pay for a new rooftop healing garden at Scripps Radiation Therapy Center in San Diego. Click here more info.
Corsini, who has been president and general manager of KTLA since 2009, recently signed a multiple-year contract extension with Tribune. In his new role at KWSB, Corsini replaces Ray Schonbak, who died in November.
“KNSD will not be renewing our lease at 225 Broadway when it expires in 2021,” general manager Richard Kelley said in a statement. “Because of the inevitability of the move, we are accelerating our plans to find a new location that provides our employees with affordable amenities and an improved workspace, along with an updated, more versatile facility for news.”
KNSD has been located in its current studios since 2001. Employees are scheduled to receive more details on the move at a meeting today, according to City News Service.
Nancarrow’s family posted the news to his facebook page, “Just after 6:30 this evening, our husband, father, friend and hero, Loren Nancarrow, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family.”
Nancarrow had been diagnosed with brain cancer in February.
On Nancarrow’s blog, his daughter Hannah wrote about her father, “Loren Alan Nancarrow, longtime San Diego TV icon, organic gardener and conservationist, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the age of 60, following a courageous 11 month battle with brain cancer. Loren is survived by his wife, Susie, their son (Graham, 25) and their two daughters (Hannah, 24 and Britta, 20) and the love of an entire city. To his family, his friends and to the San Diegans that love him, he was larger than life.”
You can read his daughter’s reflections about her father on his blog by clicking here.
During her time as a military reporter at the NBC owned station in San Diego, Gabrielle was known as Lea Sutton. She will begin at Fox News on December 16.
Before joining KNSD, Gabrielle worked as a Washington, D.C.-based digital journalist for NBC News. From 1997 to 2009, she was a fighter pilot and intelligence operations officer in the U.S. Navy.
Cusato left KUSI for WTNH in Hartford-New Haven, CT, in 2009 to help her ailing mother. In 2011, Cusato left WTNH for a job with the Alzheimer’s Association.
Today, she told viewers of her move on her facebook page, “First day, first live shot, first package: done. Back reporting for the evening shows tonight…and anchoring weekend nights! KUUUUUUSI” Read more