May 13, 1990 |
It's a swell place to visit. On TV's itinerary of glamorous spots for career advancement, however, this area is Nowheresville . How is it, then, that a woman who was until recently a star anchor in Los Angeles will anchor two nightly newscasts scheduled to debut in August at a bare blip of a Fox-affiliated station in nearby Salinas? "This is the first time," she says, "I've worked without a contract." How is it that a former chief of NBC's Tel Aviv bureau is the news director?
May 20, 1990
Regarding Howard Rosenberg's May 13 article about Kirstie Wilde, the former Los Angeles news anchor: I am curious as to why Wilde underscored the crazed heinousness of John Gacy's crimes by noting he was not just a garden-variety mass murderer but a "homosexual mass murderer!!" So, mass murder committed by heterosexual persons is more indicative of a healthy personality? KAREN AITCHISON Los Angeles
December 19, 1987
What a predicament ("Channel 5 to Replace Leek With Ex-'Eye on L.A.'s' Carl," by Steve Weinstein, Dec. 5)! Three of the most attractive girls in the business, Jann Carl, Andrea Naverson and Wendy Rutledge, all on at the same time. Even if the charming Kirstie Wilde bumps Andrea, a third TV is a must. I'll take my hard, ugly news from the guys at 6 or 7 p.m. but by 10 I'd prefer that a beautiful girl deliver the bad news of the day to me . . . but, not three at a time.
September 5, 1988 |
We get letters. . . . This batch responds to last Wednesday's column on some of the tricks of TV news ("A Loud Assault on TV Phoniness") and last Monday's rave review of the Emmy telecast on Fox (" 'Sunday Night Live' from Downtown Pasadena"). Your knocking Judd McIlvain, the Channel 2 "Troubleshooter," is a puzzle. He does good, as you can see. He's a poor man's ombudsman. What's wrong with dramatic investigative reporting that also serves to be entertaining? "60 Minutes" does it. Tell us why this kind of reporting for McIlvain is unethical, but ethical for Harry Reasoner, Ed Bradley, Mike Wallace and yourself?
August 8, 1986
Linda Alvarez, who currently co-anchors Channel 4's weekend newscasts, will become co-anchor of the station's 6 p.m. weekday newscasts Sept. 1. This reportedly will make her the first Hispanic to anchor a major weekday newscast in this market, station executives John Rohrbeck (vice president, general manager) and Tom Capra (news director) said in making the announcement Thursday. Alvarez will be teamed with John Beard. Kirstie Wilde, who has been co-anchoring both the 4 p.m. and the 6 p.m.
August 20, 1987 |
A man pointed a handgun at KNBC consumer reporter David Horowitz during a live broadcast Wednesday afternoon and demanded that he read a statement, but the program went off the air at once and the man was arrested a few minutes later. The weapon turned out to be a pellet gun, and no one was hurt. KNBC anchorwoman Kirstie Wilde said the intruder gained access to the studio by telephoning her and claiming to be Gary Stollman, the son of former on-the-air reporter-pharmacist Max Stollman.