Dana King to run for Oakland City Council

King The Chronicle’s Matier & Ross reported this morning that former KPIX anchor Dana King has taken out papers to run for Oakland City Council this November. They reported: “I’d been working on issues in the neighborhood for a while,” King, 53, said Tuesday. “When I heard Pat was retiring, it just came in a flash: ‘I can do this.’ ”  Since leaving KPIX-TV in 2012, King has moved from a houseboat in Sausalito to a shared artists building in

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Dana King explains why she decided to go gray

Dana King … Before and After For the past two months, viewers of KPIX’s “Eyewitness News” at 6 and 11 have been watching Dana King’s hair turn gray. The change has been gradual, not sudden like when Bob Barker in 1987 went from dark to gray overnight. Last night, King explained her decision after doing a story about why people decide to stop coloring her hair. She explained that she had been coloring her hair for 20 years. “For me,

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Era ends for African American journalists

Wyatt, Richmond and Rodgers Harrison Chastang, who has covered the African American community in the Bay Area for KPOO radio in San Francisco and other media outlets, says the retirements of ABC 7’s Martin Wyatt, KTVU’s Dennis Richmond and CBS 5’s Barbara Rodgers “marks an end of an era for the first generation of Bay Area Black television journalists.” Chastang writes in BeyondChron: Rodgers came to KPIX in 1979, a decade after Richmond was hired at KTVU during a time

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CBS5 to launch 10 p.m. newscast on Ch. 44

CBS5 plans take on Channel 2’s top rated “10 O’Clock News” in a head-to-head competition starting in one week. Dana King, Ken Bastida, Dennis O’Donnell and Roberta Gonzales will anchor a 30-minute 10 p.m. newscast on the CBS’s Channel 44 starting March 3 which will be broadcast in HD. The same quartet will continue to anchor Channel 5’s 11 p.m. news. The move follows the introduction of primetime newscasts by ABC7 on Channel 20 in January 2007 and KTVU on

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