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Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Riggs’

Layoffs at ABC Stations Eliminate Last Political Reporters in San Francisco Bay Area

Political reporting in Northern California recently took a hit after ABC closed its Sacramento bureau and laid off bureau chief Nannette Miranda along with KGO political reporter Mark Matthews.

Miranda provided the ABC owned stations in Los Angeles (KABC), Fresno (KFSN) and San Francisco Bay Area (KGO) political and regional coverage from the state’s Capitol while Matthews was the lone political reporter left in the San Francisco Bay Area market.

Randy Shandobil, former political reporter for FOX affiliate KTVU, wrote in SFGate.com yesterday that after veteran political reporter Hank Plante retired from CBS owned KPIX in 2010 and Kevin Riggs left Sacramento NBC affiliate KCRA, the craft of reporting about politics in Northern California has gone the way of the dinosaur. Shandobil said when he told Plante about the latest layoffs, Plante said, “think of all the stories not being told.” Read more

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On the Move, 5/10/11

Jody Norstedt becomes WDAY’s new weekend sports anchor. The Fargo ABC-affiliate said this week that Norstedt, who began her career with sister station WDAZ, was “a natural fit” for the station’s sports team.

Reporter Cody Holyoke is leaving WSFA in Montgomery, AL to join Milwaukee NBC-affiliate WTMJ, climbing from market #117 to #35.

Dan Corcoran joins WPTV in West Palm Beach, FL as a MMJ. Corcoran, a graduate of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting, previously worked for KEZI in Eugene, OR.

Amanda Guerra, who grew up in the Dallas area, is set to join KXAS as a reporter. She’s spent the last three years with Oklahoma City’s KOCO. Read more