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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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Senator Dianne Feinstein Abruptly Ends KGO Interview

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) abruptly ended a recent interview with KGO‘s Mark Matthews after being asked a question about debating her opponent (video above).

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]