Ben Fong-Torres reports in his Chronicle column that that weatherman Leo Ciolino, news director Paul Hosley and executive producer Trish Robbins weren’t fired because of budget cutting.
“We completed a well-planned restructure which (is) strategic in an effort to improve our product,” KGO-AM/KSFO president and Mickey Luckoff said. “Ken Berry returns to a post (news director) … which in the past he held and which contributed to our award-winning, unique style. Jack Swanson resumes his position in charge of the programming of KGO and KSFO. These moves were in no way attributed to cost cutting and were initiated here by our local management.”
Ciolino’s morning reports are now handled by Lloyd Lindsay Young, who previously was just doing afternoon weather on KGO.