Paging Saul Halpert

Los Angeles TV news departments, which long ago closed down their Sacramento bureaus, will increase their Capitol coverage when the ratings-booster takes over, says Ron Fineman on his TV site. Rob Long, news director at KNBC, tells Fineman:

"We'll probably be in Sacramento more than the governor-elect. Whether that turns into a "bureau" -- in the sense of resident staff and equipment and offices on long leases -- remains to be seen."

A spokesman for KABC says:

"We've had a reporter in Sacramento before the election and plan on having a reporter in Sacramento everyday for the foreseeable future..."

Fineman says KCBS/KCAL has been claiming on the air to have a Sacramento Bureau, but he suspects they really don't. The station ignored his query. What about Fox 11? (Halpert was the political editor at KNBC, back when stations covered Sacramento)

Speaking of TV, it should not go unnoted that the E! Channel anchor Giuliana has dropped the precocious one-name thing and resumed her previous identity as Giuliana DePandi.

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