Ch. 2 tops in late news, Ch. 5 first at 11

In the February sweeps, KPIX CBS5 is claiming a first-place victory among the four stations airing news at 11 p.m. though KTVU Channel 2 continues to top all of the news stations in the market with its 10 p.m. news. CBS5 says in a news release that it’s Monday-Friday rating at 11 p.m. was 4.4 compared to 3.7 for KGO ABC7, 3.0 for KNTV NBC11 and 1.4 for KRON4. However, KTVU got a 5.6 rating for its “10’O Clock News,”

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KPIX puts historic local clips online

Dave McElhatton and Hank Plante KPIX CBS 5 has uploaded some of its historic news clips to its website (where it says “top stories” toggle down to “Classic KPIX), including a riveting 39-minute tape of its coverage immediately after the 1989 earthquake, anchored by an unflappable Dave McElhatton who rolls through aftershocks at the news desk. McElhatton is pictured here getting a first-hand report from Hank Plante, who tells him that he saw “people shouting ‘This is the big one.’” Wayne

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