Television

Free to eat again at CBS 2

CBS 2 tourNow that channels 2 and 9 reside in their new shared newsroom in Studio City, news director Nancy Bauer-Gonzales has removed the ban on eating and drinking at desks. But—staffers better watch what they wear. Dual memos follow:

From: Bauer, Nancy
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2007 6:05 PM
To: Columbia Square Staff
Subject: COME FOR THE COFFEE.. STAY FOR THE FOOD!

Get Ready for April 21, 2007!!!

Tomorrow is the beginning of a new life for all of us in the duopoly newsroom. We have a wonderful place to work! We have windows! The Radford lot is beautiful for walks at lunch or dinner. We definitely have moved up! Beginning tomorrow morning, you can eat and drink in the newsroom. The coffee machines will be working at 8am. The fridges are coming. Later this week, our cafeteria will open its doors for service. Thank you for your patience for the last few weeks. (I do ask that you treat our newsroom like your home. Please clean up after yourself and try to keep a lid on all drinks. We want to keep it a nice place to work). If you need anything, please see one of the managers and we will try to fix anything we can, or find someone who can help. We ask for continued patience while we move the last of the newsroom, launch and tweak our product over the next few weeks. You should all be very proud of the job you have done. We couldn't have done it without our professional, smart and tireless duopoly news team. We also couldn't have done it without our Doug Dougherty, whose talent and expertise assures us an incredible operation. So have fun during the next month as we give our viewers the best newscasts Southern California has ever seen. And enjoy the new digs.. you've earned them!!

Then this one alerting everybody to dress nicely for today:

From: Bauer, Nancy
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2007 10:17 PM
To: Columbia Square Staff
Subject: WHAT TO WEAR FOR MY CLOSE-UP!!!

On Monday, April 23rd, we will be taking live camera shots into the newsroom during the afternoon and evening broadcasts. Many of you will be live on camera from time to time in bump shots. When you are getting ready for work, please consider what your outfit will look like on camera. Take some extra time to select clothes and colors that will compliment your work style. Please remember to keep your work space clean and neat, so our viewers don't think we are little piggies. Thank you in advance for your continued cooperation.

The stations are in high-def now too. You can tour the new studio (photo above) by video at the website.

Previously:
New CBS 2 memo on 'Fragrance Sensitivity'


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