“After an extensive nationwide search, Lee’s pedigree in Journalism, his leadership skills, track record of news expansion, ratings growth and his passion for Social Media make him the perfect fit to lead our Newsroom,” said Tom Raponi, KTVU-KICU vice president and general Manager.
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KPIX, the San Francisco Bay Area CBS owned station, posted an interesting video on one of its on its You Tube pages. Though its a year old, the video gives a “behind-the-scenes” look at how a newscast is put together.
You can either watch and learn or watch and look for people you might know. Either way, it’s a compact look inside the day of a big market news organization.
Williams, who called herself “the first broadcast broad,” was honored by the station with multiple on-air stories and a web page looking back at her career on its website,
She has been a TV street reporter with the kind of tenacity and determination to ask the kind of gutsy questions that most of her colleagues steer clear of. Her competition has scrambled after her time and again, leaving them to wonder how the heck she scooped them.
“I’ve had police officers tell me, ‘I want you to do my story if I ever mess up.’” Williams said in an on-air feature about her retirement. “And I’d say, ‘Why you think I’m soft or something?’ And they said, ‘No. You’re the toughest reporter we know. But you’re fair.’” Read more
Duron started her career in Los Angeles in 1970 as one of the first Latinas in mainstream TV news. Her last day on air will be April 14, a day she said she picked on purpose. “I celebrate my birthday and the beginning of my encore career,” she told Media Moves.
Duron started at KRON in 1990 when it was an NBC affiliate and became the weekend morning anchor in 1992. Over the course of her career, she has worked for WMAQ in Chicago, KTVU in Oakland, CA, KICU in San Jose, CA, KCST (now KNSD) in San Diego, CA, WBZ in Boston and KPIX in San Francisco with a brief stint at KNXT (now KCBS) in Los Angeles.
She told Media Moves she has been thinking about stepping down from the anchor desk since last year, “I was starting to lose energy and I needed to focus.” Read more
The interview comes in the middle of rising tensions between the White House and the White House Correspondents Association over the level of access the press has to the President. Ashley’s reports will begin airing on KGO Wednesday evening.
The President has no interviews on his public schedule Tuesday, although he often does a handful of local interviews at once. Know of any other stations with the White House granted interviews to? Let us know: email@example.com.
>Update: At least four more local interviews for the President tomorrow. Obama will be sitting down with Debi Chard of WCSC in Charleston, S.C., Kevin Ogle of KFOR in Oklahoma City, Yunji de Nies of KITV in Honolulu, Hawaii and Liz Brunner of WCVB in Boston.
The San Bernadino County Sheriff’s Office asked the press to stop tweeting updates on the manhunt for Christopher Dorner Tuesday evening, saying the updates were “hindering officer safety.” Two CBS-owned stations — KCBS in Los Angeles and KPIX in San Francisco — complied with the request.
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) February 12, 2013
It sounds like there is concern that Dorner may be monitoring Twitter for information as he as holed up in a cabin at Big Bear.
After consulting with CBS Local VP Andy Lindenauer, we will going forward for now “tweet our coverage – but not details as to what’s happening.”
When the search for Dorner began last week, the LAPD asked stations to not show the “tactical movements” of police officers, citing a concern for their safety.
Cook, who already co-anchors the 5:00 p.m. news with Allen Martin, will also co-anchor the 6:00 p.m. news with Martin. She will also join Ken Bastida for the 10:00 p.m. news on sister station KBCW and 11:00 p.m. news on KPIX.
“Since joining KPIX, Liz Cook has shown herself to be a first-rate broadcast journalist – diligent, insightful, and responsive to Bay Area news viewers,” said Dan Rosenheim, KPIX vice president and news director. “We are thrilled that she will be taking on this important new responsibility.”
Cook started her career at KMIR in Palm Springs, CA where she was a reporter and anchor.
To cheer up San Francisco 49ers fans in the wake of their team’s Super Bowl defeat, KRON reporter Justine Waldman resorted to giving out hugs during her post-game live shots. After an awkward interview with a man in a 49ers jersey (“It was a very close game. It was going to be decided by a lot of … whatevers,” the fan said), Waldman asked if he needed a hug (video above).
“That’s what we’re doing out here in the Marina. We’re just consoling sad 49ers fans,” Waldman said. “Back to you.”
An Oakland man has been arrested for allegedly shining a laser at two aircraft –a KGO news helicopter and a California highway patrol plane — hovering over the scene of a shooting Monday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle:
The 40-year-old man, whose name was not immediately released, aimed a red laser several times at the TV station’s helicopter Monday night as it flew about 1,000 feet over the scene of the incident on the 1700 block of Seminary Avenue in East Oakland, in which an undercover Oakland officer was shot in the arm.
The man also shined the laser at a CHP Cessna 206 airplane that was circling at about 3,500 feet, said CHP Officer Tom Lipsey, who was on board.
Shining a laser an an plane is a felony, the Chronicle reports. No one aboard either aircraft was injured.
Lee came to KPIX from Hawaii’s KGMB and, according to Lieberman, started at KPIX under the premise she would anchor.
When Lee was hired at CBS5, she believed she was promised an anchor job, according to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the nature of the story. Lee co-anchored the morning show for a time and was then made the station’s political reporter.
Lieberman said Lee is returning to an undisclosed station in Hawaii. TVSpy has reached out to KPIX to confirm the report but has not yet heard back.