Roberta Gonzales moved to weekends

Gonzales While Roberta Gonzales is being replaced as the weeknight weather anchor at KPIX CBS5, but she won’t be leaving the station. She said on her Facebook page on Friday that she has been in talks for the past five months to develop a new position in which she would report on the weather. A press release Tuesday from CBS5 said she will do weekend weather and have additional reporting responsibilities during the week. “I want to thank all of

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CBS5 replaces Roberta Gonzales

Gonzales CBS5 has decided to replace Roberta Gonzales as its main weather anchor with the No. 2 meteorologist at Seattle’s KOMO, Paul Deanno. The move was first reported by media blogger Rich Liberman and now by others, such as the CCTimes’ Chuck Barney. Barney quotes sources as saying Gonzales contract is up and CBS5 has offered her a lesser role as its weekend weathercaster. She has yet to accept that offer. Barney says that a source at the station says

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Vernon Glenn jumps from 4 to 5

Glenn Vernon Glenn, former weekend sportscaster at KRON 4, has been hired by KPIX CBS5 and will replace freelancer Kim Coyle, who had been doing weekends. Glenn started at KRON in 1990, back when it was the Bay Area’s NBC affiliate. In 2009, the independent and struggling KRON cut his pay and turned him into a VJ, in which he reported and shot video for his own stories.

CBS5’s new set is drenched in blue

Blue is the new color for KPIX CBS5. The station has unveiled a new set that’s drenched in blue. The set has been under construction for the past two months, and the Channel 5 news team has been doing the news on a temporary set with a fabric background of the old set during construction, so that viewers wouldn’t notice. These photos are from Newscaststudio.com. The set was designed by Jack Morton PDG and built by FX Group. FX’s KRON

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Report: Kohara demanded an on-air farewell

Kohara Bay Area media blogger Rich Lieberman reports that Sydnie Kohara, who was let go by KPIX on June 3, demanded — and got — an opportunity to bid her audience farewell. He also reports that she was escorted out of the building by a security guard. When KPIX let go her long time anchor partner John Kessler in October, there was talk that Kohara would also get the ax. But Lieberman said she took a pay cut and kept

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Judge dismisses reporters’ age bias suit

Schechner      Lobertini The Chronicle’s Bob Egelko reports that a federal judge today dismissed an age-discrimination suit by two KPIX-TV reporters, Bill Schechner and John Lobertini, who were fired when the CBS-owned station reduced its staff. Schechner, who was 66 when he was laid off in March 2008, and Lobertini, who was 47, claimed that management used money-saving layoffs to dump five of its older employees, all of them at least 47. KPIX denied targeting older workers and said

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Nov. sweeps: ABC7 won at 11 p.m. on 7-day basis

Here’s another follow up to our report on the November sweeps. We said that CBS5 won at 11 p.m. Monday-Friday, but ABC7 informs us that they won when weekends are included. As we said before, the battle at 11 p.m. between Channels 5 and 7 is extremely close. On a Monday-Sunday basis, KGO-TV averaged 49,000 adult 25-54 viewers over the week compared to 45,000 for KPIX, 28,000 for KNTV, 29,000 for KDTV and 16,000 for KRON. Our previous posting looked

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Nov. sweeps: CBS5 narrowly leads ABC7 at 11

Please note two corrections at the bottom of this item. Incorrect information is crossed out and new information is underlined. KTVU Channel 2 is crowing about its ratings during the November sweeps when it was first for every weekday newscast in the 25-54 demographic except at 5 p.m., when KGO is tops, and 6 p.m., when KDTV Univision 14’s “Noticias 14” is No. 1.  KTVU’s dominance isn’t news since it’s been at the top for decades. But among the four six

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CBS consolidates KCBS, KPIX websites

Click on to the KCBS Radio or KPIX CBS5 websites and you’ll land at the same place — a new site (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com) labeled “CBS San Francisco” with news from both stations. The consolidated news website is similar to one CBS launched last month for its stations in New York (WCBS-TV, 1010 WINS, WCBS News Radio 880 and WFAN-AM). While the CBS5 site has had a corporate look for several years, the previous KCBS Radio site looked more home grown, though

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Video shows McElhatton anchoring in a crisis

Dave McElhatton and Hank Plante One more post about Dave McElhatton, the longtime KCBS and later KPIX anchor who died on Monday. A few years ago, KPIX posted several historic films and videos on its website, though they’re a bit hard to find. Where it says “top stories,” toggle down to “Classic KPIX.” Here’s a link to a riveting 39-minute tape of Channel 5’s coverage of the 1989 earthquake showing McElhatton anchoring during a crisis. While he’s on the air, he rolls

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