Vernon Glenn jumps from 4 to 5

Glenn Vernon Glenn, former weekend sportscaster at KRON 4, has been hired by KPIX CBS5 and will replace freelancer Kim Coyle, who had been doing weekends. Glenn started at KRON in 1990, back when it was the Bay Area’s NBC affiliate. In 2009, the independent and struggling KRON cut his pay and turned him into a VJ, in which he reported and shot video for his own stories.

Glenn loses weekend sports anchor post

Vernon Glenn says he’s been stripped of his weekend sports anchor slot but is still with KRON Channel 4. Now he has been reassigned to mid-week “VJ-reporter” work, according to blogger and KTRB-AM commentator Rich Lieberman. (A VJ reporter both reports on-air and operates a camera.) Lieberman also reports that Glenn is also without a contract and he’s not making as much money as before. “I have a 34-waist and I’m trying to fit into a 30-inch world,” said Glenn,

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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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