Natalie Jacobson To Retire
Thu Jul 12 12:41:57 EDT 2007
Separate entities and separate studios - WCVB in
Needham, NECN in Newton. They don't share on-air
talent as much as they used to. Comcast is now the
dominant partner as far as decisions go.
I feel I'm in the minority but I just don't see Nat
landing @ WBZ. They recently cut a lot of staffers and
adding high priced talent may cause too much
consernation in the newsroom. But the public doesn't
see that so it may be worth the risk for 'BZ.
--- David Tomm <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Plus, doesn't Hearst operate NECN in conjunction
> with Comcast? They're
> separate entities, but NECN and Channel 5 have
> shared personnel for
> awhile now. Chet went to NECN, and JC Monahan moved
> up to WCVB a few
> years ago, among others. If Natalie wants more
> money, she won't get it
> from there. I don't think Natalie would have bolted
> unless she was
> confident she could get her price elsewhere (WBZ) or
> was truly ready to
> retire. I'll be surprised if she doesn't wind up on
> 4 eventually.
> -Dave Tomm
> "Mike Thomas"
> On Jul 12, 2007, at 11:57 AM, Maureen Carney wrote:
> > If money was the issue with her WCVB
> > no. Cable stations operate on a much different
> > financial model than broadcast outlets. There's
> > the comfort factor of having Nat & Chet on the
> > station. Even if they don't do a show together
> > there be some tension and/or discomfort that could
> > filter to the staff and viewers? They could have
> > best of intentions and still things could sour.
> > --- Richard Chonak <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> Can we expect NECN to make Natalie an offer?
> >> --RC
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