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Posts Tagged ‘Justine Waldman’

But Didn’t You Say You Had Breaking News?

Okay, I’ll be the bad guy for a moment. I think it’s time we stopped doing these on-air proposals and hey-look-at-me stunts. Like cupcake stores, we may have reached the limit.

Just last week two very lovely news anchors at KRON in San Francisco, Justine Waldman and Grant Lodes (they’re married) announced they will soon be having a baby. Awesome, guys–congrats! But here’s the thing. We got the great news during, well, the news. After teasing viewers that there was an “exclusive and developing story” coming at the end of the 8 p.m. newscast, the segment opened with a full screen DEVELOPING STORY graphic and stinger. Lodes, KRON’s breaking news anchor, then told viewers “now to a developing story we’ve been following–KRON 4′s Justine Waldman is pregnant.”

Wait, what?

Within seconds, we got to see a “new picture just into the KRON 4 newsroom”–an ultrasound image of the baby due in November. I’m a Dad. And I’m on Facebook. I’ve seen plenty of ultrasounds. But this just made me uncomfortable. Again, I think this is fantastic for Justine and Grant, but here’s the thing: I can’t do this anymore. Read more

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KRON Reporter Justine Waldman to Sad 49ers Fan: ‘Do You Need a Hug?’

To cheer up San Francisco 49ers fans in the wake of their team’s Super Bowl defeat, KRON reporter Justine Waldman resorted to giving out hugs during her post-game live shots. After an awkward interview with a man in a 49ers jersey (“It was a very close game. It was going to be decided by a lot of … whatevers,” the fan said), Waldman asked if he needed a hug (video above).

“That’s what we’re doing out here in the Marina. We’re just consoling sad 49ers fans,” Waldman said. “Back to you.”

Morning Anchor Changes at KRON

San Francisco’s KRON has made some changes to its morning anchor line up, according to bay area blogger Rich Lieberman.

Justine Waldman was moved from morning anchor in the newsroom to evening reporter while Mark Danon has been moved from the main anchor desk to Waldman’s slot in the newsroom.   James Fletcher has been tapped to fill Danon’s spot on the main anchor desk.

Lieberman has also posted a KRON staffer’s view of the station’s new graphics package,

From one of my 1001 Van Ness moles:   KRON is about to unveil a new graphics package. They test ran it for the first 15 minutes of Friday’s 5pm newscast. The graphics are full HD and include a weather wing on the left side of the screen. So far, according to my mole, “it looks stupid.”

On the Move, 3/14/11

Steve Chamraz is joining Journal Broadcasting’s WTMJ in Milwaukee as anchor of the 3 and 4 p.m. newscasts and primary reporter for the 10 p.m. Chamraz departs WFLD in Chicago after two years as a freelancer. He is a multiple award-winning investigative journalist having been chief investigative reporter for KCTV in Kansas City and KMOV in St. Louis.

Andy Gobeil joins WPRO Radio-Providence as primary morning talk show host and anchor. Gobeil departs WLNE where he had been morning and weekend anchor for the last year. Prior, Gobeil was a public affairs host for South Carolina ETV and Washington Bureau Chief for Meredith television stations.

Lizabeth Dueweke is promoted to morning anchor at Sinclair’s KOKH in Oklahoma City where she has been a reporter and fill-in anchor for the last year. A Michigan native, Dueweke was last an anchor and reporter at WJRT in Flint.

Josh Bernstein accepts a position to head up the investigative team at “The Daily,” the new high-end, interactive news magazine geared directly to tablets like the iPad. Previously, Josh was an investigative reporter for KNXV in Phoenix.

Justine Waldman is moving across the country to become morning anchor for KRON in San Francisco. Waldman has spent the last year working as a freelance reporter in Boston and Philadelphia. Read more