Local news is a fickle game. We’ve always tried to follow the action along the way and provide you with our observations and updates. In fact, these observations and updates have been one of the main reasons people find themselves on this here web log.
In this tradition we must begin our paper trail for Julie Watts who was recently “laid off” from KCRA (btw, I’ve always thought the term “laid off” was for seasonal workers like lumberjacks or carpenters…)
While I am on the subject of annoying terms and euphemisms, here’s a blurb from the Sacramento Business Journal article:
“We’ve had some staff reductions,Ã¢â‚¬Â said KCRA general manager Elliott Troshinsky. “These are challenging economic times and we needed to scale our business accordingly.”
“Staff reductions” eh? “Challenging economic times”? Why didn’t you say so. Well, who is going to pick up the weather reporting slack in Julie’s absence? You know, cause times is tough all over in case you haven’t heard.
Wait, what’s this? Hello, Byron Miranda, what’s going on? What are you doing here? Oh, you were recently hired to forecast the weather at KCRA? How odd. They just recently reduced staff, you know…I did catch him on his first day when he made a joking reference to his ex-wife. Make yourself at home, BM.
Good luck, Julie. Hope the blogging thing works out for you. Let us know if you need any help.