As TV news insider Ron Fineman predicted, the local CBS operation is announcing that Miami weathercaster Jackie Johnson will be coming to town. The memo says she will take over for Byron Miranda on KCAL Channel 9. Miranda, it's presumed, will keep doing the weather on the higher-rated KCBS Channel 2.
RonFineman.com also has (behind the pay wall) an exchange of letters between Los Angeles Fire Department official Brian Humphrey, who claims TV reporters were disrespectful in referring to "Mr. Reagan" and showing the transport of the president's remains, and former LAPD spokesman and Fox 11 reporter Rod Bernsen, who calls that criticism off the mark. "I think using mister is not only appropriate but also respectable. Of course, I would always make my first reference President Reagan (and probably all subsequent) but to use mister is perfectly acceptable," wrote Bernsen, who has left Fox and is reporting part-time for Channel 4.