Don’t be surprised to see Ron Burgundy back on the air again.
What does it take to be a TV anchor in San Diego these days? Judging from a recent job notice by Tribune Company, owner of Fox affiliate KSWB, 1970s parody Ron Burgundy might still make the cut.
“ROLE: To join a TEAM!” says the ad for the local position. “Anchor newscasts to convey information and stories to the public. Ability to ad-lib and handle breaking news.” Other qualifications include a “B.A. or B.S. Degree preferably in journalism or political science.” Above all, the candidate needs to have a “strong on-air presentation — must be credible, personable, and passionate.” …
Meanwhile, over at KNSD, the NBC TV affiliate, questions have arisen over whether the station is going to steer clear of the ongoing debate about parent Comcast’s pending takeover of Time-Warner Cable. Time-Warner serves a big chunk of San Diego, and downtown super influence-peddler Paul Robinson has been retained by the Manhattan cable giant to lobby here in furtherance of assuring “a successful merger.”