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  1. 10 minutes ago, CalItalian2 said:

    From CBS Los Angeles Facebook 

    They're going to destroy KCAL 9 as well.

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    That part! They might as well call the 10pm news The Mike Rodgers Show.  He kept popping up with the most annoying updates; we don’t need to know every time a tree topples over in LA. At a minimum they should have a breaking news anchor. This guy Mike doesn’t appear to be a trained broadcaster nor educated as a journalist; his grammar was the worst. To someone’s point above, this is LA, not Podunck, Iowa. 

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  2. I’m surprised no one mentioned this, but Chuck’s (among others) last day was last week.   During his farewell message on the 11pm show, Chuck commented that Colleen will do a good job holding down the desk, seemingly indicating that she’ll be solo anchoring as the other 11pm O&O anchors do.  

    https://fb.watch/hO0_V_HiiU/?mibextid=v7YzmG

     

    separately, why am I always locked out of my account? It’s super annoying.  

  3. 15 minutes ago, JoseRM303 said:

    They pulled Robert off weekend anchoring duties a few years back so I doubt he will get the main anchor chair. 

    I was just going to @FiveNews because he may be right. When I’ve tuned in at 11 and Chuck isn’t there, it’s generally Robert filing in. I’m just not a fan of his style. I doubt they’ll move up the weekday morning guy after all those Lynnette related promos. The weekend evening guy, his name escapes me, but he is good, but also an unlikely move. There aren’t too many males there now that I’m thinking of it. 

  4. Wow, this is insane! I also grew up here with all these familiar names. It’s too bad. Layoffs seem to be occurring in so many industries. Despite a hiring freeze, ABC7 has an opening for a general assignment reporter; I hope one of the KNBC folks can hop across the street.  I’m glad Colleen is staying and I hope they don’t replace Chuck with Robert Kovacik; perhaps Michael Brownlee can move up.  But wow! 

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  5. Initially I thought “Mark has balls” and management must be chill for approving his message. Then he got suspended and I was confused because even after management informed talent not to speak about Lynette on-air, Mark advertised on Twitter informing he was going to talk about her the following morning at 8. I just assumed management knew because surely if I’d seen Mark’s Twitter post someone inside must’ve seen it too, right? So Mark has his rant, shaming management for not allowing Lynette to say goodbye, then just a bit ago, I see in the LA Times, Lynette didn’t want to say goodbye HAHAHAHA. Why tf didn’t Mark know this? Now he looks even more foolish IMO. To get fired over all this is insane.  It demonstrates he’s not mature and a loose cannon. No one else in the market will hire him.  

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  6. I also saw Mark’s message at the top of the 8am hour. I was thinking, damn, this guy has balls, but also made me think, what an incredible local management team that allowed him to criticize them on their own air. Mark was right that, after 24 years, Lynette should’ve been allowed to say goodbye, but really, as someone commented earlier, she one leaves for a competitor in any industry, you’re generally shown the door pretty quickly.  In his message, Mark eluded to something terrible that happened to Lynette which caused her to stop anchoring weeknights at 10 with Hal Fishman.  Does anyone know what that was? I was a kid back then and always wondered why she was taken off the desk.  

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  7. 6 hours ago, FiveNews said:

    Sounds like a move to 2/9.

    I was thinking the same. 9 is going to have to staff up their new morning news block.  Sam said KTLA management tried to get her to stay; someone is offering more and better hours is my bet and she certainly deserves it. Huge loss for KTLA. 

  8. I hope they do a better job with the KCAL set than they did with the KCBS one.  Newscasts on the KCBS set are distracting. The video wall behind the anchors reflects the monitors in front of them; when an anchor or reporter is doing a standup next to a monitor, you can see the teleprompter in the reflection; and you can always see the weather anchor messing around on the computer depending on the shot. It’s market 2, not a college newscast. It’s annoying and I hate watching cbsla from the KCBS set. 

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  9. Totally agreed, Friel leaving isn’t a loss at all.  At the risk of becoming too KTLA focused on this specific thread, I’d imagine Lauren Lyster, who IMO is fantastic both as a reporter and anchor, wouldn’t want to work weekend nights either because as I’m nearly certain her husband doesn’t work weekend nights at CBS. 

  10. The thing confusing me the most is, KTLA had to know Courtney Friel was not going to sign a new contract, so why not take her off the air and pay her out or push her to reporting to keep Christina? The Scucc is, IMO, a ton more credible and stronger than Friel now KTLA is without either of them come next month. 

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