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KNTV Names Sara Bueno Director of Integrated Media

Sara Bueno has been named Director of Integrated Media for KNTV, the San Francisco NBC owned station.

“Sara joins our digital team with a wealth of experience having worked in this market for more than 12 years,” Jonathan Mitchell, vice president of news said in a statement. “I am confident that she will continue our commitment of providing the Bay Area with the go-to source for continuous, in-depth coverage of local news.”

Bueno comes to KNTV from KGO where she led the editorial direction of the San Francisco ABC O&O’s website and digital platforms.

KNBC Keeps Ann Curry News a Secret During Morning Show

Los Angeles NBC O&O KNBC kept the news of Ann Curry‘s departure from the “Today” show a secret during its morning newscast Thursday.

Unlike its NBC sister stations on the West Coast, KNTV and KNSD, who both reported on Curry’s departure, KNBC decided not to mention the news before the start of “Today.”

Curry’s teary announcement came around 8:50 a.m. ET so NBC stations on the West Coast had to decide whether or not they were going to break the news on their shows. Read more

KIRO News Director Todd Mokhtari Jumps to KNBC

After five years as news director at KIRO in Seattle, Todd Mokhtari will take over next week as vice president of news at KNBC in Los Angeles, the NBC O&O announced today.

The move is a return to KNBC for Mokhtari, who was managing editor there from 2006-07. Prior to that, he spent four years as assistant news director at another NBC O&O, KNTV in San Francisco-San Jose. From 1997-2002, he was news director at KCPQ, the Fox-affiliate in Seattle.

“I am thrilled to welcome back Todd to the NBC4 team,” Steve Carlston, president and GM of KNBC, said in a statement. “Todd’s knowledge of the Southern California market, combined with his experience in producing high-quality content for broad audiences, will greatly contribute to our newscasts.”

KNBC has been without a news director since Vickie Burns resigned in March. Read more

KNTV Crew Makes Deadline Despite Theft of Camera Equipment Two Hours Before Evening Newscast

A video camera and tripod were stolen from a KNTV reporter and photographer in broad daylight yesterday afternoon, the Oakland Tribune reports.

Reporter Jodi Hernandez and photographer Rich Goudeau were reporting a story on state budget cuts for the San Francisco NBC O&O when a man ran up to the pair, grabbed the equipment, and ran away.

All of the interviews and footage Hernandez and Godeau had collected were gone with the stolen camera. With less than two hours before the evening newscast, KNTV sent a replacement photographer to shoot replacement interviews. The segment aired on the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts yesterday. Watch inside… Read more

NBC O&Os to Highlight Investigative Reporting Online

As part of a renewed commitment to investigative reporting at the NBC O&Os, seven stations will launch dedicated online investigative reporting sections on their websites.

“Investing in local, investigative reporting has been a priority, and we’re pleased that these hard-hitting stories will be available to viewers in a more in-depth way on the station websites,” Valari Staab, president of the NBC O&Os, said in a statement.

The online sections will highlight embedded documents, infographics and maps related to each station’s investigative reports. Websites for the stations — WNBC in New York, WMAQ in Chicago,  WCAU in Philadelphia, KNTV in San Francisco, WRC in Washington, KXAS in Dallas and WVIT in Hartford — will be updated in the coming weeks.

Veteran Investigative Reporter Tony Kovaleski Leaving KMGH for ‘Great Opportunity’ at KNTV

Veteran investigative reporter Tony Kovaleski is leaving Denver’s KMGH after more than a decade with the station to join KNTV in the Bay Area.

“I wasn’t going to leave Denver for anything but a great opportunity,” Kovaleski told the Denver Post, adding that NBC’s KNTV is “committed to building the biggest and best investigative unit in the Bay Area.”

Kovaleski grew up in the Bay Area and graduated from San Jose State University.  Since joining KMGH in May of 2011, he has brought home a number of awards, including several Emmys, and was twice named “Best Specialty Reporter” by the Colorado Broadcasters Association. Read more

Bay Area Stations Play Catch-Up in Covering Occupy Oakland Violence

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

KNTV Reporter Hit with Tear Gas While Covering Occupy Oakland Chaos

KNTV reporter Cheryl Hurd was hit with a cloud of tear gas while doing a live report Tuesday night near where a confrontation had just occurred between police and Occupy Oakland protesters.

Hurd began her report in the street as tear gas billowed in the background but had to quickly take shelter in a KNTV news van.  She finished the segment sitting in the passenger’s seat, wiping tears from her eyes (video above).

San Francisco Stations Report on Death of Steve Jobs

Shortly after 4:30 p.m.PT yesterday, Apple confirmed the death of its visionary co-founder, Steve Jobs. He was 56.

KGO was the first Bay Area station to report the news, at 4:37 p.m. Anchors Carolyn Johnson and Larry Beil were in the middle of their regularly scheduled 4 p.m. newscast. KNTV‘s Jessica Aguirre was next, at 4:38 p.m., followed by KTVU‘s Gasia Mikaelian at 4:40 p.m.

KPIX was the only San Francisco station to take the special report from their nationally affiliated network, airing the CBS special report anchored by Scott Pelley at 4:46 p.m.

WMAQ President Larry Wert Named EVP of Station Initiatives for NBC O&Os

Larry Wert, who has been president and general manager of NBC owned-and-operated WMAQ in Chicago since 1998, has taken on an additional title: executive vice president of station initiatives for NBC-owned stations.

“My priority role will remain here at NBC5 in Chicago, and with our new company commitment to local and winning, I am more enthused than ever to work with you to meet our new goals,” Wert told staffers in a memo obtained by TimeOut Chicago. “I am looking forward to maximizing this current opportunity to achieve new highs with all of you.”

Wert has been president of the Central and Western region for NBC-owned stations since April 2008, a position which has given him oversight of KNBC in Los Angeles, KNTV in San Francisco, KNSD in San Diego and KXAS in Dallas-Fort Worth. With his new responsibilities, he will give up this role.

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