Eight CBS Stations To Ditch CW And Go Independent This Fall

The CW is about to lose eight important affiliates: the CBS owned and operated stations that are currently affiliated with the Nexstar-owned network will become independent in September. The  stations are WPSG Philadelphia, WUPA Atlanta, KBCW San Francisco, KSTW Seattle, WTOG Tampa-St. Petersburg, WKBD Detroit, KMAX Sacramento and WPCW Pittsburgh. This will give the CBS stations group 14 CBS Television Network stations and 13 independents.

Lisa White Named News Director At CBS’s KPIX-KBCW

The assistant ND now leads journalism operations at the CBS duopoly in San Francisco.

Scott Warren Named GM Of CBS Duopoly In San Francisco

The former senior director of news and content at Spectrum News 1 in Los Angeles will oversee KPIX and KBCW beginning March 28.

Kevin Walsh, KPIX-KBCW San Francisco GM, To Retire

Kevin Walsh, president and general manager of KPIX-KBCW San Francisco, has announced his retirement from the CBS-owned stations. His last day is Feb. 26. He spent almost 17 years in the CBS group.

Bay Area Stations Are Local News Innovators

As befits their Silicon Valley base, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose outlets are trying new things.


Kevin Walsh New GM Of CBS San Fran TVs

The CBS Television Stations executive returns to Bay Area following nine years in Sacramento to oversee KPIX and KBCW, plus KSTW Seattle. He succeeds the retiring Bruno Cohen.



CBS’s San Fran GM Bruno Cohen To Retire

The long-time TV news and management executive has served as president and general manager of CBS Television Stations’ properties in San Francisco since 2012.


Reporter Ryan Takeo Joins KPIX-KBCW

Ryan Takeo today was named general assignment reporter CBS-owned KPIX (CBS) and KBCW (CW) San Francisco (DMA 6) effective June 10. He joins the stations from WOOD Grand Rapids, Mich., where he has been a reporter/MMJ for the past three years. He was also an anchor/producer/reporter during the four years of his undergraduate work. Takeo […]


CBS Names Flynn Sales Director In San Fran

Chris Flynn returns to KPIX-KBCW to head sales. Most recently he was general sales manager at KOFY San Francisco.


KPIX Makes Two Tech Appointments

CBS O&O KPIX San Francisco (DMA 6) announced two changes in its technology department. Jarrett McPeek, KPIX media technologies director, becomes manager of technical operations. Sean Torbett, project manager at KPIX and co-owned CW affiliate KBCW, is named chief engineer.

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Bombshell GM Switch In Chicago, San Fran


CohenWGN’s GM, Marty Wilke, is moving over to CBS O&O WBBM, succeeding Bruno Cohen, who is taking over the GM slot for CBS’s San Francisco duopoly, plus its KSTW Seattle. Cohen succeeds Ron Longinotti, who is leaving the company.


Deanno Named KPIX-KBCW Chief Meteorologist

Paul Deanno has been named chief meteorologist for the CBS duopoly in San Framcisco (DMA 6) KPIX (CBS0-KBCW (CW), effective Aug. 30. He will anchor the Monday-Friday early evening and late newscasts. Deanno comes to the Bay Area from KOMO Seattle where he was a meteorologist for the past three years.  Prior to that, he […]


KPIX Producing KBCW Sunday Morning News

The San Francisco CBS O&O is producing a new hour newscast for its sister CW affiliate beginning Jan. 8.