KPIX reporter Don Ford was robbed at gunpoint yesterday while reporting about a series of car break-ins around Twin Peaks in San Francisco. No one was hurt in the robbery. San Francisco police said the stolen camera was recovered later Wednesday.
The KSNV Las Vegas news director will take over journalism leadership at the CBS O&O in San Francisco.
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.
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.
KTVU San Francisco anchor Frank Somerville is so effective at social media that his share number, according to Share Rocket, is better than three local stations combined — KPIX, KSTS and KDTV..
This is the second in a series of articles previewing the finalists in the 2013 PromaxBDALocal Awards. The winners will be announced at the PROMAX Station Summit on Thursday, June 27, in Las Vegas. The category today is News/Information Program Spot, which is any video created to promote a news, information or current affairs program, etc. The finalists are WJBK Detroit; KPIX San Francisco; WPFO Portland, Maine; WGN Chicago; CP24 Toronto; and CTV-BC Vancouver.
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 […]
The CBS San Francisco O&O purchased Dejero’s LIVE+ VSET, which bonds bandwidth from cellular networks, microwave and satellite and transmits live SD and HD shots.
Elizabeth Cook has been named co-anchor for the 11 p.m. news on CBS O&O KPIX San Francisco (DMA 6), effective immediately. She will also co-anchor the Monday-through-Friday 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts with Allen Martin, as well as at 10 p.m. news on co-owned CW affil KBCW with Ken Bastida. Cook has been filling in […]
Chris Flynn returns to KPIX-KBCW to head sales. Most recently he was general sales manager at KOFY San Francisco.
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.
Anchor Dana King announced Wednesday that she will be leaving CBS O&O KPIX San Francisco (DMA 6) on Friday, Dec. 7, after 15 years with the station and 25 years in television news in order to pursue her art career. “I am leaving the business to build my next life as an artist,” said King, […]
The violent robbery of a KPIX San Francisco news crew outside an Oakland school last week was the latest in a series of similar incidents in a city where the rate of strong-arm robberies and holdups is surging. Union officials who represent reporters at most of the Bay Area’s major television and radio stations said Tuesday they had asked the broadcasters to immediately hire security guards to accompany news crews when they are in Oakland. At least one station has already enlisted guards, and others are considering it.
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.
Multiple sources say that KPIX President-GM Ron Longinotti is out at CBS’s San Francisco O&O. And rumors persist that he may not be the last to go.
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 […]
The San Francisco CBS O&O is producing a new hour newscast for its sister CW affiliate beginning Jan. 8.
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.