Feinstein’s opponent, Republican Elizabeth Emken, says that Feinstein refuses to debate her. The Los Angeles Times urged Feinstein to agree to a debate over the Summer. When Matthews brought up the issue, Feinstein responded, “I’m running my own campaign,” then stood up and thanked Matthews, patting him on the shoulder as she walked away. [Hot Air]
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In a statement announcing the promotion, KFSN noted Carr has overseen both the launch of a new newscast and a strong February ratings period.
“Michael Carr’s excellent credentials as a newsroom manager, his integrity and proven track record as a journalist at ABC30 make him the best choice for taking over the helm at ABC30 Action News,” KFSN president and general manager Dan Adams said in a statement.
KGO is canceling “7Live,” the interactive local talk and entertainment program on the San Francisco ABC O&O.
In a statement to TVSpy, KGO general manager Bill Burton called the newscast “a bold experiment in locally produced TV.”
“We’re tremendously proud of everyone involved with ’7 Live’ and their terrific work that earned an Emmy Award and other recognition,” Burton said. “Unfortunately, ’7 Live’ was unable to build enough of an audience to justify the major financial commitment necessary to continue the show.” Read more
Tracey Watkowski is climbing the ranks at ABC.
The ABC Owned Television Stations Group announced this week that Watkowski, the news director at KFSN in Fresno, has been promoted to vice president of news at KGO in San Francisco. Watkowski served as assistant news director at KGO earlier in her career.
“Watkowski’s superb credentials as a journalist and news executive for more than two decades–and, in particular, her proven track record in San Francisco and latest accomplishments in Fresno–made her the natural choice for this senior post at KGO,” station president and general manager William Burton said, announcing the promotion. “All of us here at ABC 7 are proud to welcome Tracey back to the Bay Area.” Read more
Most San Francisco residents were asleep yesterday when a pair of earthquakes struck the Bay Area around 5:30 a.m. But Kristen Sze and Eric Thomas, the co-anchors of the early morning newscast on KGO, were wide awake.
“I believe we’re feeling an earthquake right now,” Sze said, interrupting a report on an education rally (video above). “In fact, a pretty big earthquake. The studio is shaking.”
“Good jolt, lasted for a few seconds,” Thomas responded. “In fact, it might have felt like what appeared to be two jolts, a smaller one and then a larger one. The lights were shaking pretty good in here.” Read more
In his new role, Keeshan will be responsible for “ensuring that the high standards for news gathering and reporting set by NBC News are applied consistently across all 10 NBC-owned stations,” according to an NBC statement on his hire.
Keeshan announced his departure to the KGO newsroom on Tuesday and left immediately thereafter, station sources say. KGO general manager William Burton has not responded to TVSpy’s request for comment; an ABC spokesperson declined to speak on the matter, saying the company does not discuss internal personnel issues with the press. Read more
Four local stations announced partnerships today with Waze, a social traffic and navigation app that will give reporters real-time information on road conditions.
Waze allows a community of 9 million drivers to report traffic via Smartphones. Traffic reporters at the four ABC stations — KGO in San Francisco, KABC in Los Angeles, WFAA in Dallas and WPVI in Philadelphia — will broadcast the data, giving viewers a “driver’s eye view of current and potential slowdowns.” Read more
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 bumps and bruises, in the attack, according to a reporter at the ABC O&O.
“He was attacked by about a dozen men as he was trying to shoot the scene around the shooting,” KGO reporter Laura Anthony told TVSpy. “The shooting itself happened just minutes before our 5 p.m. live shot. [The] station was rolling on our camera position and you can hear 6 shots.”
Anthony reported on the incident during KGO’s 6 p.m. newscast. “The crowd was upset and tried to block the view of our photographer, who tried to get shots of what was happening,” she said. Read more
When Bay area anchors bid goodnight to viewers on Wednesday, the Occupy Oakland protests were largely peaceful. But by the time the 4:30 a.m. newscasts rolled around this morning, there was a very different story to be told.
All six local stations in San Francisco — ABC O&O KGO, CBS O&O KPIX, NBC O&O KNTV, Fox-affiliate KTVU, independent station KOFY and My-TV affiliate KRON — started their morning newscasts with news, and pictures, of overnight riots in Oakland that led to more than 100 arrests. Read more
Daetz, a Bay Area native, has spent the last three years co-anchoring KTXL’s morning show.
“This community has been so kind to me and made me feel like family. Although I’m beginning a new adventure, I’ll never forget the one I shared with everyone here in Sacramento,” Daetz said.