Lisa Kim departs NBC Bay Area

After 11 years as an anchor on KNTV NBC Bay Area, Lisa Kim signed off last night at the end of the 5 p.m. news. Choking back tears, she said, “Today is my last day. I want to thank everybody out there — I don’t want to break up here — for putting up with me for more than 11 years. I am humbled and very appreciative for letting me into your living rooms, your homes every night. “I’ll still

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New news director brings predictable change

Mitchell KNTV NBC Bay Area has a new news director, Jonathan Mitchell, from KHQ Spokane and, earlier, WNWO-TV, Toledo. Media blogger Rich Lieberman quotes one veteran in the San Jose newsroom as saying, “The new guy seems fine, but he’s very young and already requiring walk-and-talk standups, etc. We go through this every time someone new comes — somehow if we’re not sitting down, the ratings will go up. 😉 It’s not a big deal, but it’s just so predictable.”

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