“Ama made it a homecoming to the Bay Area when she joined ABC7 News in October 2011 as weekend evening anchor and night-side reporter,” KGO news director Tracey Watkowski said in an email to staffers obtained by TVSpy. “She has done a terrific job as an anchor and reporter covering some big national news stories.”
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@abc7newsBayArea oh is that what the family meant when they asked for privacy?
— David Snyder (@davidhfe) August 12, 2014
The viewer reaction was swift and negative.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Williams’ publicist said his family “asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”
ABC News apologized today for posting a live video stream of Williams’ house on ABCNews.com. An ABC spokesperson told TVSpy they believe it was the same KGO helicopter shot.
“When we realized there was no news value to the live stream, we took it down immediately,” read ABC News’ apology. “Our intention was not to be insensitive to his family, friends and fans, and for that we apologize.”
We also asked KGO news director Tracey Watkowski for comment. We will update when we hear back.
“Stephanie has been an important part of KGO-TV and a key contributor to ABC7 News for 14 years,” KGO news director Tracey Watkowski told staff an email announcing the move. “I am very grateful for the time we have spent working together.”
Adrouny was the assistant news director for the San Francisco ABC owned station. You can read the Watkowski email after the jump. Read more
In an email, KGO news director Tracey Watkowski told staff Johnson has, “accepted a new opportunity to be an anchor at a TV station outside of the San Francisco market.”
Johnson was a producer at KGO in the programming department before leaving for an on-air position at KSBY in San Luis Obispo. She returned to KGO in 1998.
There’s no word where Johnson is heading.
You can read the email after the jump. Read more
Glaser has been the weekend meteorologist for 10 of the 23 years she has been with KGO.
In an email obtained by TVSpy, KGO news director Tracey Watkowski told staffers, “[Leigh] told me she wants to be able to go to 49ers games, NASCAR races and attend all of her daughter’s activities. Leigh wants to fully enjoy the family events that only happen on the weekends.”
Her last newscast will be this Sunday, April 6.
In a statement announcing the promotion, KFSN noted Carr has overseen both the launch of a new newscast and a strong February ratings period.
“Michael Carr’s excellent credentials as a newsroom manager, his integrity and proven track record as a journalist at ABC30 make him the best choice for taking over the helm at ABC30 Action News,” KFSN president and general manager Dan Adams said in a statement.
Tracey Watkowski is climbing the ranks at ABC.
The ABC Owned Television Stations Group announced this week that Watkowski, the news director at KFSN in Fresno, has been promoted to vice president of news at KGO in San Francisco. Watkowski served as assistant news director at KGO earlier in her career.
“Watkowski’s superb credentials as a journalist and news executive for more than two decades–and, in particular, her proven track record in San Francisco and latest accomplishments in Fresno–made her the natural choice for this senior post at KGO,” station president and general manager William Burton said, announcing the promotion. “All of us here at ABC 7 are proud to welcome Tracey back to the Bay Area.” Read more