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San Francisco Stations Break in Early Sunday After Earthquake

sf bay equake stationsResidents in the San Francisco Bay Area are cleaning up and assessing the damage today after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit the region just south of Napa at 3:20 a.m. Sunday. It was the largest shaker since the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake on October 17, 1989.

The local stations broke in early, starting continuing coverage by getting viewers up to date on what happened. Most of the stations started with quick phoners with local residents and reporters living nearest the epicenter. Later in the morning, live shots and video started coming in showing the mess caused by the quake.

First with anchors on the air was ABC owned KGO which started running a crawl at 4:00 a.m. over infomercials, until Matt Keller broke in at 4:22 a.m. He was later joined by Kristen Sze and Cheryl Jennnings.

NBC owned station KNTV came on next at 4:33 a.m. Sam Brock tossed to a phoner with meteorologist Jeff Ranieri talking about the quake and expected damage.

CBS owned KPIX was first with a crawl, starting it about 15 minutes after the quake reportedly hit. At 4:40 a.m., anchor Anne Makovec could be seen on air, but not heard. The station came back a few minutes later with the problem fixed. At 5:00 a.m. the station took the network’s coverage anchored by Don Dahler, but broke back in with local coverage a little more than a minute later. Makovec was later joined on set by meteorologist Paul Deanno.

Newly owned FOX station KTVU, had an early start to its Mornings on 2 show. The station broke in at 5:00 a.m. with Claudine Wong and Mike Mibach in the studio. They were joined by meteorologist Mark Tamayo.

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San Francisco Stations Cover SFO Plane Crash

A Boeing 777 operated by Asiana Airlines crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport Saturday afternoon, killing at least two people and injuring more than 60 others.

KTVU reported the news at 12:13 p.m. Frank Somerville anchored coverage and Patti Lee and Tom Vicar reported for the Fox affiliate.

ABC O&O KGO and NBC O&O KNTV broadcast national special reports from their respective affiliated networks. On KGO, Matt Keller anchored local coverage beginning at 1:10 p.m. Sam Brock anchored KNTV’s report beginning at 12:39 p.m. Raj Mathai took over anchoring coverage at 1 p.m., with Monte Francis reporting from SFO.

Alecia Reid anchored on KRON beginning at 1:19 p.m., with Jeff Pierce reporting from the scene and Dan Kerman reporting from a nearby hospital. Vicki Liviakis took over at the anchor desk as the afternoon went on.

CBS O&O KPIX, which was broadcasting CBS Sports’ coverage of The Greenbrier, showed aerial pictures of the crash in a splitscreen with the golf tournament. The station simulcast coverage from KCBS radio over the images. Allen Martin took over anchoring coverage at 1:51 p.m., with Linda Yee and  Joe Vazquez reporting from the airport. Len Ramirez reported from Mineta San Jose International Airport.