The Bee’s Sam McManis reports that KCRA has laid off 5 editorial employees (including Mike Bond) in a restructuring move aimed at making room for a new morning news show over at sister station My58TV in late March.
Elliott Troshinsky, president of KCRA and My58TV, said new hires will be made for a My58TV newscast slated from 7 to 9 a.m., but it was necessary to eliminate several positions.
“This new newscast will need a different type of staff than what we currently have,” he said. “So this will free up some positions for the new morning news.”
I hope this “different type” of staff doesn’t include My58’s Street Team duo of Travis & Kelly. You know, the two winners of My58’s “Host Hunt” last year. Frequent Sac Rag readers will recall that CoolDMZ reported on this in September:
…is holding the competition to find 2 hosts for an as-yet unannounced new show for one year. It will most likely be a show in the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Good Day SacramentoÃ¢â‚¬Â model.
Just to catch you up on their goings on lately, here’s Travis & Kelly “hitting up” Capitol Garage and the True Love Coffeehouse. Rest easy, folks, the chin stroke and super toothy grin are still in heavy rotation.