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.
The assistant ND now leads journalism operations at the 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, 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.
As befits their Silicon Valley base, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose outlets are trying new things.
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.
What Happens Next For Tegna?
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 […]
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.
Bombshell GM Switch In Chicago, San Fran
WGN’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.