While California is grappling with income inequality, wildfires and earthquakes, some say the state is not the home they remember. California Dreaming: The Future of the Golden State is a five-part series from ABC Owned Television Stations, in partnership with National Geographic, that will look at the future of what the California dream means and the people […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the best in many people — and the worst in a few. It has also given local TV newsrooms the opportunity to connect with their communities in innovative ways and to re-think the roles of their most prominent personalities.
Thirty years ago, a 6.9 earthquake rocked California. The Loma Prieta earthquake killed 63 people and caused billions in damage, altering the future of the California coast to this day. On the 30th anniversary of the earthquake, two California TV stations are airing special programs Thursday night at 6:30.
After Tom Cibrowski started his new job as general manager of KGO-TV, ABC’s San Francisco O&O, a year ago, he wanted a new approach to local news. News Director Tracey Watkowski pitched an initiative, originally called Saving San Francisco, that quickly morphed into Building a Better Bay Area, a seemingly simple but powerful idea that is transforming how the station covers news and connects with its community.
He moves from SVP of ABC news programs, news gathering and special events to take over the top spot at the San Francisco O&O.
ABC/Disney-owned KGO is the juggernaut among local media on social in San Francisco according to Shareablee data. It holds a comfortable lead in both total actions and fans/followers with Fox’s KTVU as its most viable competitor.
ABC O&O KGO San Francisco is one of the first local news operations in the United States to put footage from a remote-controlled aerial drone live onto the air. Find out how they did it from Ken Miguel, special projects producer at KGO, and Ron Futrell, sales and marketing director at ArrowData, which supplied the technology.
While the Federal Aviation Administration is still working on final rules for flying commercial drones in U.S. airspace, at least one local TV newsroom has figured out how to legally use camera-equipped drones for news. Last Thursday, ABC O&O KGO San Francisco went live with a drone owned and operated by Las Vegas-based ArrowData, one of the first operations in the country to receive the requisite exemption from the FAA to use drones for electronic newsgathering or “aerojournalism” as the company calls it.
Carlton comes from ABC-owned KABC Los Angeles where he was assistant director of engineering. At ABC’s San Francisco O&O, he will be VP of broadcast and digital technology.
The two Bay Area outlets will cross-promote newscasts and share unique news content.
CBS Television Distribution’s Rachael Ray has been on CBS stations in Los Angeles and San Francisco and Tribune’s WGN Chicago and Titan’s KUBE Houston. ABC says it has not yet decided where it is going to put Rachael in the KABC and KGO lineups, but speculation is it could take 3-4 p.m. now occupied by Katie, which is not returning in the fall.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Oakland police say a television news crew was robbed of camera equipment at gunpoint in broad daylight even while accompanied by a security guard. Officials say three men accosted the KGO-TV crew around 2:30 p.m. Friday in West Oakland. At least one had a gun. Police say the suspects ordered the […]
After less than two years on the air, the ABC San Francisco O&O has decided to cancel its hour-long interactive news and pop culture program 7 Live. The show debuted in September 2010 and won its first local Emmy Award the following year for interactivity.
The TV news executive returns to San Francisco after holding the top news post at KFSN Fresno since 2006.
The ABC O&O brings in Candace Hirleman Archer from co-owned KABC Los Angeles and also promotes Paula Marcheschi to creative services manager.
Sept. 10 will mark the start of the San Francisco ABC O&O’s one-hour late newscast.
The head of the ABC O&O’s digital media efforts is named president and general manager of the ABC-owned station in San Francisco.
Beginning May 26, Carolyn Johnson and Larry Beil will anchor the new afternoon broadcast on the ABC O&O.
TV stations, the No. 1 news source for people in the Bay Area, are scrambling to adapt their news formats and slash budgets to fend off the triple threat of diminishing ad revenue, growing Internet adoption and cable news.