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KRON drops film reviewer Jan Wahl

Entertainment reporter and film reviewer Jan Wahl said Tuesday that KRON has decided not to renew her contract, according to the Daily Post in Palo Alto.

She said she learned she had been dropped last week, before a controversy erupted over News Director Aaron Pero’s decision to bar from her show Pulitzer Prize-winning TV critic Howard Rosenberg and former CNN correspondent Charles Feldman. Wahl had invited Rosenberg and Feldman to come on her program and discuss their new book, “No Time To Think: The Menace of Media Speed and the 24-hour News Cycle.” (See item below.)

Wahl distanced herself from Pero’s decision to dump the guests.

“It’s strange and bizarre and not what journalism is about,” Wahl said. “I think it’s indicative of how the industry is changing — the people who are running TV news are different now.”

While her contract isn’t being renewed, Wahl said she still hopes to appear every other Thursday on KRON to discuss movies. And she is looking for a new TV or radio gig.

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