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What Is Going On In Oakland, California On Fox News?? Because Gasia Mikaelian Is Not Gasia Mikaelian from KTVU's Mornings on the Nine unless there was a major schedule change, she cut her hair and got a face.plant as I just saw her last week and she doesn't look like the first photo she looks like the one with the Chief Rocha!!!

PUBLISHED: June 25, 2014 at 9:12 am | UPDATED: August 12, 2016 at 8:20 am

Fox may be in line to acquire KTVU, but viewers shouldn’t assume the Oakland television station will adopt a Fox News-like sensibility, say industry observers and Channel 2 insiders. Instead, Tuesday’s announcement of a multipronged business transaction appears to be more about football than journalism.

“People can put their fears aside,” said Rich Lieberman, who writes a blog about the Bay Area media scene. “You’re not going to see Bill O’ Reilly popping up on Channel 2 any time soon.”

KTVU and its sister station KICU (Channel 36) are being dealt to Fox Television Stations by Atlanta-based Cox Media Group. In exchange, Cox is getting Fox-owned stations in Boston and Memphis. KTVU has been a Fox affiliate since 1987, but has been owned by Cox Media for the past 51 years.

The announcement triggered speculation over what impact, if any, the change, would have on KTVU’s newscasts. Channel 2’s 10 p.m. news program has long dominated the ratings in the largely liberal Bay Area market.

“People should realize that Fox, the network, has nothing to do with the Fox News Channel, which is just one of the many tentacles in Rupert Murdoch’s (News Corp.) company,” Lieberman said. “Initially, at least, I don’t think viewers will notice any difference at all. The newscasts will look the same as they did yesterday and the day before.”

A KTVU employee, who asked not to be identified, echoed that assessment.

“The reality is that we’ve been a Fox station for many years and yet the Fox News division has not been an intrusion on our news programming in any shape or form,” he said.

KTVU, which went on the air in 1958 as an independent station, became one of the first affiliates of the fledgling Fox network. Longtime KTVU news anchor Dennis Richmond, who retired in 2008, said the partnership with Fox has benefitted both the station and network. But he warned against any shift toward a Fox News-like approach.

“Our viewers became accustomed to a straightforward newscast,” he said. “Fox News, on the other hand, is very biased in one direction. I’d hate to see that stigma stuck on Channel 2 and I don’t think viewers would react very positively if that happened.”

KTVU news director Lee Rosenthal declined to comment.

The key part of the deal between Fox and Cox Media Group has much more to do with sports than news programming. The Bay Area market appealed to Fox because the network has the highly lucrative televising rights to the National Football Conference and the Bay Area is home to the 49ers.

“The NFL is so huge. It brings in ad profits, galore,” Lieberman said. “Now, Fox won’t have to share those profits (with Cox).”

Multiple sources have said that had Cox Media not been willing to negotiate, Fox probably would have purchased independent station KRON (Channel 4) and taken its programming there. If the deal receives regulatory approval as expected, KTVU will join all of the Bay Area’s other major stations in being owned and operated by a broadcast network.

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Mornings on 2 at 9 a.m. is anchored by Gasia Mikaelian, Mike Mibach and Sal Castaneda: Gasia Mikaelian, Mike Mibach and Sal Castaneda and Chief Rocha (guest) on Mornings on 2 at Nine as Chief Rocha from Alameda County Fire Department said at
"It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I lead the men and women of the Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD). It is the ACFD's goal to provide the highest level of service to each and every one of our communities. It is the diversity of our communities, along with the personnel of the ACFD that make this department a leader in the fire service. As Fire Chief, I will continue to embody the core values and collaborative culture that have built an organization dedicated to superior service and excellence in all that we do. I am committed to our members, fostering our partnership with labor, and collaborating with our contract agencies, because it ultimately benefits all of our customers".  

The crucial initiatives that ACFD is working to address are:
  • Building upon the collaborative relationships between labor, management and our stakeholders in challenging times.
  • Developing reasonable fiscal strategies that ensure the organization's sustainability while providing seamless services to our communities.
  • Development of a plan which allows for the timely improvement and replacement of capital assets and infrastructure.
  • Improved service delivery through enhanced coordination among fire and emergency service agencies within the region.
  • Enhanced community outreach efforts that prepare citizens to deal with common emergencies; as well as, disasters.
  • Ensure a well-trained, respectful and professional workforce with a high degree of competency.
  • Maintaining a state of operational readiness that ensures adequate staffing and equipment to meet the needs of our communities.
I appreciate this incredible opportunity. It is a great honor to lead the men and women of the ACFD as their Fire Chief.
David A. Rocha
Fire Chief
Alameda County Fire Department

David A. Rocha Fire Chief Alameda County Fire Department. Fire was invited to be a on-air at the studio, KTVU's Mornings on the Nine. Updates on local strike teams, the fire season forecast and how mutual aid requests are processed locally and regionally. 

Dave Clark and Gasia Mikaelian on KTVU at 7 am Channel 2 Oakland, California

“Mornings on 2,” anchored by Gasia Mikaelian, Mike Mibach and Sal Castaneda Bay Area Natives will highlight local people, businesses and news. This photograph is Sal Castenda, Gasia Mikaelian and Mike Mibach (in order) are totally cool because I too am a bay area native which makes Steve Aveson on KRON Channel another great anchor to know that it was Mornings on 2 anchored by Gasia, Mike and Sal, my sister Sarah Anne Meakin's boyfriend from back in the day even a more special interview with A's Sam Fuld as Larry Biel from Channel 7 KGO at 4 must just be on his bare role to envy the sports of the only real Sports Caster Bay Area Gary Radnich just ask J.R. Stone or Gary Radnich's crew on-air as Pam Moore will blush and there you have it!!!!

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Mike Mibach, Sal Castaneda and guest on Mornings at Nine

Dave Clark, Gasia Mikaelian, Sal Castaneda (my sisters boyfriend from the good ole days) and Steve Paulson on Channel 2 at 4 a.m. every week, for years and years now.  Its my Monday thru Friday routine, what is your morning factor on Fox News in your local area in the U.S.A. because this is my Wake-up Team!!!!!!

Mike Mibach

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He was on Sarah and Vinnie and......
watch The Real at with Mibach on-air!!!

Frank Somerville

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Frank Somerville
BornFrank William Somerville
March 19, 1958 (age 58)
San Luis ObispoCaliforniaU.S.
ResidenceOakland, CaliforniaU.S.
Alma materSan Francisco State University
OccupationJournalistnews anchor
Years active1991–present
TelevisionKTVU (1991–present)
Frank William Somerville (born March 19, 1958) is an American journalist.[1] He anchors the five-o'clock, six-o'clock, and ten-o'clock news hours at KTVU in Oakland, California. Somerville has received three Emmy awards at KTVU, including one for best on-camera news anchor.[2][3][4]

Early life and education[edit]

Somerville was born on March 19, 1958 in San Luis ObispoCalifornia, but raised in Berkeley, California, Alameda County, United States. He attended Berkeley High School and graduated in the class of 1976.[5] He attended San Francisco State University.[6] He was named after his father's childhood friend, Frank Patty, and his paternal grandfather, William Somerville.

Broadcast career[edit]

He was an intern at KTVU in 1981 while attending San Francisco State. After graduation he worked at local stations in Santa Rosa, CaliforniaMinneapolis, Minnesota; andProvidence, Rhode Island before returning to the Bay Area. He became co-anchor of the station's morning news program in 1992, and was the first anchor of the 5 pm newscast when it launched in 2005. In 2008 he was named co-anchor of the 6 pm and 10 pm newscasts, replacing 40-year veteran Dennis Richmond.[5]
In 2013, Somerville apologized for an incident in which racist pilot names were read out in a broadcast on Asiana Airlines Flight 214.[7]

Personal life[edit]

He is married and has two daughters. One daughter is adopted and is African-American (Somerville is Caucasian). A picture of him styling her hair went viral on the Internet.[8][9][10][11]
Somerville has been a vegetarian since the age of 12. As a lark, he occasionally ate parts of dog biscuits until he was 14, when he realized they contained some meat.
Frank works out and practices the Israeli martial art of Krav Maga.[12]