Channel 2 has picked a familiar face to replace longtime anchor Dennis Richmond rather than going outside of the market for new talent. Frank Somerville will start co-anchoring the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts on Thursday, May 22, the night after Richmond signs off after 40 years. Somerville grew up in the Bay Area and has been at Channel 2 for 16 years. The appointment of Somerville ends speculation that KTVU hired Dave Clark away from L.A.’s KCAL/KCBS-TV to replace
It’s not exactly a surprise, but KTVU Channel 2 today officially announced that Julie Haener will succeed Leslie Griffith as co-anchor of “The Ten O’Clock News.” Haener, who will co-anchor with Dennis Richmond, has been at the Fox station for nine years and has won three Emmys. She’s been co-anchor of the station’s 6 p.m. news since 2000.