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KPIX to Launch Revamped 10:00 p.m. Newscast on CW Affiliate

delacruz kpixSan Francisco Bay Area CBS owned station KPIX-KBCW is launching a revamped newscast on CW affiliate KBCW starting Monday at 10:00 p.m.

The show, which replaces the regular KBCW 10:00 p.m. news Monday through Friday, will be called Bay Area Night Beat.

Veronica De La Cruz will host the show which mixes traditional local news with what’s trending on the internet and on social media and is targeted towards a younger audience.

“We are very excited about this newscast that augments our deeply held traditional news values with a social media lens and contemporary story-telling techniques” said Dan Rosenheim, VP of News and news director for KPIX-KBCW.

A station spokesperson promised no big set changes, no gratuitous live remotes and no co-anchors, just the news with science and environmental stories added to weather and a segment called “Jump on Tomorrow” giving news about what’s happening the next day.

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Reporter Betty Yu Joins KPIX-KBCW

betty yu (2)Betty Yu begins today as a general assignment reporter at KPIX-KBCW, the CBS duopoly in San Francisco.

Yu comes from WTVJ, the NBC owned station in Miami. She has been a reporter there since 2011. Prior to that, she was an anchor and reporter for News 12 the Bronx and Brooklyn for four years, covering crime, politics, sports and weather.

Yu, a Bay Area native, is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley.

Jeff Jeandheur Joins KPIX as Director of Broadcast Operations and Engineering

Jeff Jeandheur has been named director of broadcast operations and engineering for KPIX-KBCW, the CBS duopoly in San Francisco.

“Jeff brings us a solid combination of experience in news production and  digital broadcast operations.  He’s been a successful news photographer, director, operations manager and director of engineering – all in major markets.  We look forward to having him oversee our facilities and operations,” KPIX-KBCW president and general manager Bruno Cohen said in a statement.

Jeandheur comes from KPRC, the NBC affiliate in Houston, where he was the director of engineering and production. During his 17 years at the station, he also worked as manager of news operations and manager of production and special projects. He has also worked at WFSB in Hartford, WMTW in Portland and WEWS in Cleveland.

Mark Kelly to Join KPIX as Reporter

Mark Kelly has been named general assignment reporter for KPIX, the CBS owned station for the San Francisco Bay Area market.

Kelly will join KPIX from WSET, the ABC affiliate for Lynchburg-Roanoke, VA, where he has been a reporter and fill-in anchor since July 2010.

Before working at WSET, Kelly worked at KOMU in Columbia, MO. His first day will be August 19.

Chris Flynn Named VP, Director of Sales at KPIX-KBCW

Chris Flynn has been named vice president and director of sales for KPIX-KBCW, the CBS duopoly in San Fransisco.

It is a return to KPIX-KBCW for Flynn, who worked at the stations from 1999-2006. He has most recently worked as general sales manager at KOFY, the independent station in San Francisco.

“Chris is a proven winner with great experience and established relationships in this market.  He is also a talented manager and inventive marketing executive.  We are elated that Chris is returning to our stations,” KPIX-KBCW general manager Bruno Cohen said in a statement.

Flynn succeeds Dan Ackerman, who last month was named senior vice president for business strategy and ad innovation at the CBS Television stations.