KQED News announced this week that it will launch a new multi-platform service called “KQED Newsroom.” Taking its name from the nightly newscast that premiered during the 1968 San Francisco newspaper strike, the new service will integrate television, radio, online, mobile and social media, and will feature interviews, field reporting and debate segments. Longtime journalist and TV anchor Thuy Vu will host the program, and The California Report’s host and reporter Scott Shafer will be its senior correspondent. We speak to them about their hopes and goals for the freshly incarnated “KQED Newsroom.”

Scott Shafer, reporter and host of KQED's The California Report
Thuy Vu, journalist, anchor, and most recently co-host KPIX's Eye on the Bay; she is also interim host of LinkAsia and teaches broadcast communications at Academy of Art University in San Francisco
Michael Shear, White House correspondent, The New York Times

  • Bob Fry

    I wish KQED and Capital Public Radio would cooperate a bit more…the reset of this program could be an opportunity. I listen to and appreciate both stations.

  • Mike Zonta

    Nobody can replace Belva Davis nor should they be expected to, but the new moderator for KQED’s Newsroom is much more flash than substance as far as I can see.

  • ibisko

    Hope this venture will maintain the high standards of NPR journalism. In depth analysis, objectivity , enlightenment , and avoidance of deference. The facts.

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