I want to take this opportunity to thank each of you for your part in was has been an seven of the most gratifying years of my professional life….today, ironically, was the last day of the seventh year.
I regret I did not have the opportunity to express this in person but I truly appreciate the effort, the dedication and the professionalism you all have exhibited over those seven years. I can only hope I was as supportive of your efforts as I wanted to be. I know at times it seemed like I was never satisfied, but that’s only because there was so much more potential in each of you.
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A KGO crew was robbed at gunpoint of camera equipment in West Oakland Friday afternoon. The San Francisco Chronicle has details of the incident, which occurred despite the fact that the crew was accompanied by a security guard:
The crew and security guard were on the 2700 block of Chestnut Street when they were robbed shortly after 2:30 p.m. Friday by three men, at least one of whom had a gun, police said.
The robbers fled with camera equipment. None of the robbery victims was injured.
The incident is the latest in a string of Bay Area incidents targeting the media. A KPIX photographer was beaten and robbed of his camera last year, and thieves stole personal items from a KGO news van in May. Both incidents occurred in Oakland.
The Supreme Court of the United States handed down two decisions on gay marriage this morning, a ruling on the federal Defense of Marriage Act and another on California’s Proposition 8. In San Francisco and Los Angeles, local stations had continuing coverage of the rulings.
In Los Angeles, ABC O&O KABC, NBC O&O KNBC and CBS O&O KCBS all broadcast national special reports. Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie anchored on NBC, George Stephanopoulos anchored on ABC and Norah O’Donnell anchored on CBS. CW affiliate KTLA and Fox O&O KTTV stayed with local coverage, with Frank Buckley and Jessica Holmes anchoring on KTLA and Steve Edwards and Maria Sansone anchoring on KTTV.
In San Francisco, NBC O&O KNTV and CBS O&O KPIX broadcast the national special reports. ABC O&O KGO, Fox affiliate KTVU and MyNetworkTV affiliate KRON had local coverage of the two decisions. Kristen Sze and Eric Thomas anchored on KGO, Tori Campbell and Dave Clark anchored on KTVU and Mark Danon anchored on KRON.
The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage act and dismissed the appeal on Proposition 8, clearing the way for gay marriage in California.
A spokesperson for KPIX told TVSpy Takeo will start June 10.
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.
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.
The Baltimore Ravens’ win over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII earned an average rating/share of 48.1/71, the highest-rated Super Bowl in the metered markets in history.
Ratings were up +1% in the metered markets from last year’s New York Giants vs. New England Patriots Super Bowl. The rating/share peaked at 52.9/75 from 10:30-10:45pmET.
Baltimore was the top-rated market: CBS O&O WJZ posted a rating/share of 59.6/83. New Orleans, the Super Bowl’s host city, came in second, with CBS affiliate WWL at 57.1/77. Notably, CBS-owned KPIX in San Francisco did not make the top 10.
- Related, TVNewser: Super Bowl Ratings: CBS Coverage Down From Last Two Years
See the full list of the top 10 rated in the metered markets after the jump. Read more
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.
Williams was one of the first African-American reporters and spent his entire on-air career at KPIX before retiring in the 1980s. He got his start in print, writing for the San Francisco Examiner, before moving to television.
Williams’ daughter-in-law told KPIX he died Monday. He was 85.
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