Before coming to L.A. to anchor the Channel 2 News, Paul Magers was the top-rated TV newsman in Minneapolis-St. Paul. He confesses his bias to the St. Paul Pioneer Press and says he keeps quiet in the empire of Lakers fans:
"If I went on the air and talked about supporting the Wolves, they would storm the Bastille,'' Magers said. "I could just see it. They'd have burning torches and pitch forks.''
"I don't want to walk out into the parking lot and find my car burning,'' he said.
Nobody will see Magers show up in the newsroom wearing a Wolves jersey. Though he and several transplanted Minnesotans work at KCBS, they keep a low profile when it comes to which Western Conference team they want to advance to the NBA Finals.
"You need to be careful,'' Magers said. "People in the newsroom know I root for the Wolves. To stand up and express it out loud would be sacrilegious.''
Hat tip to Romenesko.