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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.

On the Move, 9/24/12

Whit Johnson joins KNBC in Los Angeles, where he will anchor the noon newscast and report for the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts. Previously, Johnson was a correspondent for CBS News in Washington, DC.

Adam Joseph has been named the 10pm meteorologist for WPVI in Philadelphia. He will continue in his role as meteorologist for the 4 and 5 p.m. newscasts, as well as co-hosting the weekly entertainment show.

Annie McCormick joins WPVI in Philadelphia from WHP in Harrisburg. Read more

Sam Brock Set to Join KNTV in San Francisco

Sam Brock will join KNTV, the NBC owned station in the San Francisco Bay Area, next week. In his new role as a reporter, he will lead the station’s “Reality Check” franchise, analyzing politics, public policy and community issues for accuracy and honesty.

“We’re excited to have Sam join our team and bring a unique franchise to the Bay Area,” said vice president of news, Jonathan Mitchell. “We strive to bring our viewers a smart, sophisticated news product and Sam is the kind of journalist that will fit in perfectly with our brand.” Read more

Anchor Julie Bragg Joining WTVR in Richmond

After a two-year hiatus from television, Julie Bragg will join WTVR this Summer, Richmond Magazine reports.

Bragg, who used to be an anchor for Richmond NBC-affiliate WWBT, will begin at CBS-affiliate WTVR on August 6 as the 5 and 5:30 p.m. co-anchor. She will be paired with Lorenzo Hall, who is currently a reporter and weekend anchor for the station.

“She loves the broadcasting business,” WTVR general manager Stephen Hayes said. “We believe that’s what she was meant to do.”

The 5 and 5:30 p.m. newscasts are currently anchored by Sam Brock and Stephanie Rochon. Beginning in August, Rochon will continue to anchor the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts, while Brock will be a fill-in anchor and will work on other projects for the station, according to Richmond Magazine.

‘Early Show’ Asks Local Reporters for Insight on Obama’s Jobs Plan

On Thursday, “Early Show” anchor Chris Wragge spoke with local political reporters from three CBS-affiliates, asking them for insight on how Obama’s jobs plan is being received in the states where the President has recently visited.

Appearing on the show via satellite were Sam Brock of Richmond’s WTVR; David Crabtree of Raleigh’s WRAL; and Jim Heath of WBNS in Columbus.

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