Bay Area Stations Are Local News Innovators

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

DMA 6

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.

 

DMA 6

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.

DMA 6 (SAN FRANCISCO)

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 […]

DMA 6

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.

DMA 6 (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.

DMAS 3 & 6

Bombshell GM Switch In Chicago, San Fran

Wilke

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.

DMA 6 (SAN FRANCISCO)

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 […]

DMA 6 (SAN FRANCISCO)

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.