This report covers the period from August 2014 through July 2015.
KGO-TV ANNUAL FCC - EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
PUBLIC FILE REPORT
Our station has a longstanding commitment to a policy of equal employment and advancement opportunities for all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, gender, marital status, religion, age, national origin or citizenship status, disability, sexual orientation, status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
This commitment to fair employment practices applies to every aspect of the employment process to ensure that equal consideration is extended to all employees and applicants in recruitment, selection procedures, employee development, performance evaluation, promotions, transfers, benefits and other aspects of employment.
It is our policy to promote the realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive, continuing program of specific recruitment, outreach, hiring, promotion and other practices designed to ensure the full realization of equal employment opportunity.
Employees and others believing they have not been treated in accordance with KGO-TV's EEO Policy are encouraged to contact Bradley Hoffman, Human Resources Manager or their immediate supervisor. In an effort to make the EEO policy even more effective and to ensure compliance with the requirements of the FCC, KGO-TV has committed to performing at least four of the long-term EEO recruitment activities set forth in the new FCC's EEO rules.
1. College Student Program (Paid Internship)
KGO-TV is continuing to offer internships to college and university students. The students are paid the San Francisco minimum wage during the internship. The average intern works approximately 20 hours (or less) per week for school credit. The students are given the opportunity to work in a variety of departments.
The HR Manager emails, faxes or mails an Internship Application Announcement to post in the Career Centers at the following colleges:
University of San Francisco
Cal State University San Francisco
Cal State University East Bay
Cal State University San Jose
St. Mary's College
Notre Dame de Namur University
Santa Clara University
As of August 1, 2014, KGO-TV has hosted 22 interns working in News, Sports, "Seven On Your Side" (KGO's Consumer Unit), Research, Public Affairs and Programming.
2. Job Fairs and Diversity Conventions
Ongoing: KGO-TV partners with the California Job Journal where job seekers can go to for various career and employment resources. The Journal helps job seekers advance their careers through informative articles on job searching, career planning, work-related topics and extensive job announcements. HireEvents, a division of California Job Journal produces numerous job fairs throughout California. In addition to the general job fairs, HireEvents hold fairs that focus on specific demographics - minorities, women, youth and the disabled.
August 8, 2014: Heather Tuggle Executive Producer attended the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Regional Conference. The conference was held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in Piedmont, Ca.
August 27, 2014: Alexandra Lesley, Human Resources Manager attended the A Business Case for Reentry Conference. The conference was held at the San Francisco Federal Building.
December 9, 2014: Carol McElroy, Human Resources Representative attended the 19th Annual Diversity Job Fair for Bay Area Counties hosted by Hire Events in San Francisco.
June 9, 2015: Carol Mc Elroy, Human Resources Representative attended the 20th Annual Diversity Job Fair for Bay Area Counties hosted by Hire Events in San Francisco.
3. Educational Outreach Programs
Ongoing: KGO Staff provides tours for students visiting from various schools and academic institutions in the San Francisco Bay Area. Students are able to watch a live 5pm newscast, tour the newsroom and finish with a question and answer session with other newsroom staff.
November 11, 2014: Cheryl Jennings TV News Anchor hosted UC Berkeley students from the SAGE Program (Student Achievement Guided by Experience) for a two-hour mentoring session, after watching the midday news.
July 12, 2015: Mimi Kwan and Laura Kutch, Manager, Community Affairs orchestrated ABC7 Star Scholars program (now going into 9th year) recognizing the Bay Area's top high school academic achievers. The program awarded $1,000 to seven local graduating high school seniors heading for college. The profiles of the student winners are featured in ABC7 newscasts as well as in a special half-hour program. To qualify, these outstanding students exhibited exemplary skills in presentation, writing, and leadership. The overall purpose of this program serves as an outreach vehicle to promote and reward academic excellence in the educational community.
Ongoing since 2007: KGO-TV sponsors The Pete Wilson Journalism Scholarship that is administered and awarded annually by The Radio and
Television News Foundation (RTDA). Mr. Wilson was a news anchor at KGO-TV. The endowment provides an annual $2000 journalism scholarship in perpetuity in Pete Wilson's name. Applicants for this endowed scholarship award must be from the San Francisco Bay area pursuing a degree in journalism.
4. Community Outreach
National Lesbian and Gay Journalists (NLGJA) Fall Honors Sponsorship - Since 2004, KGO-TV has attended numerous events and provided monetary support to the NLGJA's Northern California annual awards event.
KGO-TV's job vacancies are posted in numerous community-based organizations in the Bay Area. See Attachment C.
KGO-TV's anchors and reporters participate in community outreach by MC'ing, presenting or speaking at various community fundraisers around the San Francisco Bay Area.
"ABC7 Listens" is ongoing series of community meetings where KGO News management and other senior managers meet with community leaders to hear about the issues and stories affecting their communities.
KGO-TV anchors and reporters serve as Master of Ceremonies for various charitable causes in the San Francisco Bay Area. Below are their contributions:
August 1, 2014: Cheryl Jennings - MC for Jenny Lin Concert 20th Anniversary at Chabot, College Hayward Performing Arts Center
August 5, 2014: Cheryl Jennings - Hosted Notre Dame High School Broadcast Journalism, Project at KGO-TV San Francisco
August 6, 2014: Mimi Kwan/Paula Macheschi - Lead KaBoom! Playground Build in Oakland
August 8, 2014: Mimi Kwan/Paula Macheschi - Lead KaBoom! Playground Build in Oakland
August 17, 2014: Sandhya Patel - Parade Rider for Federation of Indo Americans of North, California Fremont.
August 18, 2014: Cheryl Jennings - Job Shadow, KGO-TV San Francisco.
August 20, 2014: Mimi Kwan - Tour Host for Holy Name School Auction, at KGO-TV, San Francisco.
August 23-24, 2014: Mimi Kwan - KaBoom! Play Together Tour
August 23, 2014: Carolyn Tyler/Cheryl Ward/Dan Ashley - Friends of Faith Walk
August 24, 2014: Cheryl Jennings - MC for the Taylor Family Foundation Day in the Park at Camp Arroyo, Livermore.
September 4, 2014: Cheryl Jennings - Tour Host for San Francisco State student Joann Hartman, Midday show KGO-TV San Francisco.
September 7, 2014: Amy Hollyfield - MC for Lamorinda Idol at Orinda Theatre Singing competition for K-12 soloists and groups in Orinda.
September 9, 2014: Jonathan Baxter - Tour Host for San Francisco State University TV News for Mike Mitchell Production Student.
September 12, 2014: Sandhya Patel - Speaker for Advanced Video Production Class at Mills High School Millbrae.
September 14, 2014: Cheryl Jennings - MC for Soroptimist International of Marin County Human Trafficking Forum at Marin County of Education in Terra Linda.
September 22, 2014: Dan Ashley Hosted Friends of Camp Concord Golf Tournament at Round Hill Country Club, Alamo for Kids camp in Lake Tahoe.
September 22, 2014: Kristen Sze - MC for Friends of the Commission of the Status of Women, Women's Human Rights Awards Lunch at Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco
October 3, 2014: Mimi Kwan - Tour Host for the Academy of Art University Masters Class at KGO-TV in San Francisco.
October 5, 2014: David Louie - MC for OCA San Mateo.
October 8, 2014: Cheryl Jennings - MC for TNDC Pool Toss at Phoenix Hotel in San Francisco.
October 8, 2014: Alan Wang - Honoree for Hep B Free Gala San Francisco Hep B Free Rick Quan MC
October 9, 2014: Cheryl Jennings - MC for Stand! For Families Free of Violence at the Concord Hilton
October 9, 2014: Sergio Quintana - Honoree at National Lesbian Gay Journalists Association at Bloomberg San Francisco.
October 10, 2014: Mimi Kwan - Tour Host for Academy of Art University at KGO-TV in San Francisco.
October 10, 2014: Ama Daetz - MC for Support For Families of Children with Disabilities at SF Design Galleria, San Francisco
October 11, 2014: Leyla Gulen - MC for Girls Inc. of Island City 50th Anniversary.
October 13, 2014: Mike Nicco - Tour Host for Holy Names School Winner at KGO-TV in San Francisco.
October 19, 2014: Alan Wang - MC for ALS Charity Walk in Walnut Creek.
October 22,2014: Wayne Freedman - Judge for Media Shark Tank at Hotel Vitale in San Francisco.
October 22, 2014: Cheryl Jennings - Moderator for Forum of Community & Corp Leaders in San Francisco.
October 23, 2014: Cheryl Jennings - Moderator for National Assoc. of City Transportation Officials Designing Cities Conference Commissioners in San Francisco.
October 29, 2014: Cheryl Jennings - MC for Defenders Lodge Night of Heroes Dinner at Four Seasons Hotel Palo Alto.
October/November: Sandhya Patel - Adviser for 6th Grade Weather Project San Jose Middle School in Novato.
November 5, 2014: Cheryl Jennings - MC for Partners with Youth Lunch All Stars Project of the San Francsico Bay Area at the Place Hotel San Francisco.
November 7, 2014: Carolyn Tyler - Honoree for Bay Area Black Journalists at City Club in San Francisco.
December 3, 2014: Cheryl Jennings - MC for Cal-Asia Business Council at Four Seasons in San Francisco.
December 8, 2014: Cheryl Jennings - Guest for Holiday Heroes Wender Weis Foundation for Children at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
January 2, 2015: Cheryl Jennings - Tour Host for Sister William Eileen Dunn Daughters of Cherity at KGO-TV in San Francisco.
January 6, 2015: Cheryl Jennings - Tour Host for Group of 6 Students & Non Profit at KGO-TV San Francisco.
January 6, 2015: Mike Nicco - Speaker for 5th Grade Weather Project at Lincoln Elementary in Cupertino.
January, 8, 2015: Mimi Kwan - Tour Host for Make-A-Wish auction win at KGO-TV in San Francisco.
January 16, 2015: Cheryl Jennings - Tour Host for Roots of Peace, Vietnam Consulate at KGO-TV in San Francisco.
February 4, 2015: Mimi Kwan for Tour Host at Peninsula Golf & Country Club at KGO-TV in San Francisco.
February 4, 2015: Carolyn Tyler - MC for Golden state Warriors Black History Month Dream Big panel discussion at Oracle Arena in Oakland.
February 6, 2015: Leyla Gulen - Speaker for James Denman Middle School Career Day in San Francisco.
February 7, 2015: Chris Nguyen - MC for McFarland: USA Film screening Police Activities League, Disney Studios, Regal Cinemas in San Francisco.
February 7, 2015: Cheryl Jennings/Mike Nicco - MC for Super Stars Literacy Scott's Seafood in Oakland.
February 7, 2015: Ama Daetz - MC fpr Wine & Wishes Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Arena at Treasure Island.
February 7, 2015: Michael Finney - MC for Rose of Tralee, United Irish Cultural Center of San Francisco.
February 13, 2015: Kristen Sze - Tour Host for China Student exchange group Nueva School, Hillsborough at KGO-TV in San Francisco.
February 16, 2015: Cheryl Jennings/Maggie Baxter - Tour Host for Taylor Family Foundation at KGO-TV in San Francisco.
February 17, 2015: Cheryl Jennings - Tour Host for Shalom Bayit Auction win at KGO-TV in San Francisco.
February 19, 2015: Eric Thomas - Presenter for Valley Transit Authority Black History Month Event in San Jose.
February 19, 2015: Carolyn Tyler - Panelist at USF Black Student Union African Americans in the Media, USF McLaren Complex Center in San Francisco.
February 21, 2015: Kristen Sze - MC for Friends of Mandarin Scholars Lunar New Year Gala, Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City.
February 27, 2015: Mimi Kwan - Tour Host for Mayor's Youth Employment & Education Program, at KGO-TV in San Francisco.
February 27, 2015: Leyla Gulen - MC for March for Babies Kick- Off Party, Hotel Nikko in San Francisco.
February 28, 2015: Kristen Sze - MC for Redwood City Year of the Ram Celebration Courthouse Square in Redwood City.
March 1, 2015: Cheryl Jennings - MC for Dose of Awareness 5K Walk National Coalition Against Rx Drug Abuse, Iron Horse Middle School in San Ramon.
March 2, 2015: Spencer Christian - Reader for Read to Me, SAG Foundation, Book PALS, Rise Up Foundation Rooftop Elementary in San Francisco.
March 2, 2015: Chris Nguyen - Reader for Read Across America Day 1st grade Class Baker Elementary in San Jose.
March 5, 2015: Kristen Sze - Speaker for Aragon High School Career Day
March 9, 2015: Michael Finney - Keynoter for Sons in Retirement (SIR) Branch 8 50th Anniversary Lunch in Walnut Creek.
March 14, 2015: Mimi Kwan - Judge for Special Needs Got Talent/Matt Keller - MC for Friends of Children with Special Needs Santa Clara Convention Center
March 14, 2014: Cheryl Jennings - MC for Ronald McDonald House/ Mike Nicco - MC for Stanford: "Frat Party."
March 16, 2015: Kristen Sze - Tour Host for Carlmont HS teachers, students KGO-TV in San Francisco.
March 16, 2015: Mimi Kwan - Tour Host for Lynbrook HS Job Shadow Day KGO-TV in San Francisco.
March 19, 2015: Cheryl Jennings - MC for League of Women Voters SF Lunch Women Who Could Be President
March 20, 2015: Kristen Sze - Speaker for Aragon HS Career Day San Mateo
March 21, 2015: Cheryl Jennings - Speaker for Enlighten, where teenage girls meet professional career women Performing Stars of Marin Manzanita
March 22, 2015: Mike Nicco - MC for Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair
March 26, 2015: Cheryl Jennings - Tour Host for Marin County Sheriff & Fire Dept. Windows & Orphans Golf Tourney, auction winners KGO-TV in San Francisco.
March 26, 2015: Todd Farber - Tour Host for Menlo College at KGO-TV in San Francisco.
March 27, 2015: Cheryl Jennings - Tour Host for Zero Breast Cancer winner at KGO-TV in San Francisco.
March 27, 2015: Mike Nicco - Speaker for 5th Grade, Beach Elementary Piedmont, California.
March 28, 2015: Amy Hollyfield - MC for Girls Inc. of the Island City Women Who Dare Awards O'Club in Alameda.
March 28, 2015: Mike Nicco - MC for Beeper Easter Egg Hunt Junior Blind of America Oak Hill Park in Danville.
March 28, 2015: Cheryl Jennings - MC for Okizu: Art Inspiring Hope (Supporting/ Dan Noyes - MC for Families with Childhood Cancer)/ Leyla Gulen - MC in Fort Mason, San Francisco
April 5, 2015: Wayne Freedman - Speaker for Marvelous Marin Breakfast Club (men's speaker club) in San Rafael.
April 10, 2015: Cheryl Jennings - Tour Host for Gary Barton Wender Weis Foundation auction winner at KGO-TV in San Francisco.
April 11, 2015: David Louie - MC for San Francisco Cherry Blossom Queen Pageant at Japantown Sundancer Kabuki Cinema in San Francisco.
April 13, 2015: Cheryl Jennings, Mimi Kwan, Bill Burton,David Salinger Maggie Baxter - Tour Host for Consul General Luo Linquan at the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco.
April 16, 2015: Joey Smith - Tour Host for Emery Secondary School in Emeryville
April 16, 2015: Cheryl Jennings - Speaker for Mills College Water Institute to speak on Citizen Journalism, Mills College
April 21, 2015: Matt Keller - Speaker for Valley Christian Jr. High Journalism Class in San Jose.
April 23, 2015: Laura Kutch - Tour Host for St. Clemens 2nd graders KGO-TV in San Francisco.
April 24, 2015: Dan Ashley - MC for Big Brothers Big Sisters Bay Area Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco.
April 25, 2015: Matter Keller - MC for March Babies Cesar Chavez Pl in San Jose.
Mike Nicco - MC for March of Dimes Walk Ala. Cty. FG
Leyla Gulen - MC for March of Dimes Ft. Mason San Francisco
April 25, 2015: Kristen Sze - MC for Help a Mother Out Benefit Tea: Let Good Grow Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco.
April 25, 2015: Jonathan Bloom - Organizer/Host for Synagogue Karaoke Night
April 25, 2015: Spencer Christian - MC for Unity Care Youth Live at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose.
April 29, 2015: Mimi Kwan - Judge for Boys & Girls Clubs of America
David Louie - MC for the California State Youth of the Year at the Sofitel Hotel in Redwood City.
April 30, 2015: Cheryl Jennings - MC for San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center Blue Ribbon Lunch at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.
May 4, 2015: Cheryl Jennings - MC for SAGE Scholars Graduation at UC Berkeley Novartis in Emeryville.
May 5, 2015: Cheryl Jennings - Panelist for the City College of San Francisco "Why Journalism Matters" at the Mission Campus in San Francisco.
May 5-6, 2015: Lilian Kim - Chair for the Edgewood Fair "Derby Days" at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco.
May 6, 2015: Carolyn Tyler - MC for More Than Magic
May 7, 2015: Cheryl Jennings - MC for Zero Breast Cancer "Honor Thy Healer" at Mill Valley CC.
May 8, 2015: Mimi Kwan - Tour Host for Notre Dame HS Belmont Video Production Class at KGO-TV in San Francisco.
May 12, 2015: Cheryl Jennings - Tour Host for All Stars Project: DSY Workshop Speaker Development School for Youth at KGO-TV in San Francisco.
May 12, 2015: Cheryl Jennings - MC for the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp Birthday Dinner at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco.
May 16, 2015: Jonathan Bloom - MC for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Great Strides Walk at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco.
May 16, 2015: Ama Daetz - MC for Wishes in Wine Country Make a Wish Foundation Greater Bay Area Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyard in Windsor.
May 16, 2015: Michael Finney - MC for the Marin Cancer Institute at Marin General Hospital "Bombay Dreamy" in Sausalito.
May 27, 2015: Mike Nicco - Speaker for St. Matthew School First graders in San Mateo.
May 29, 2015: Dan Noyes - MC for US Marines Valor Games Opening Ceremony US Coast Guard in Alameda.
June 1, 2015: Dan Noyes - MC for the US Marines Valor Games Opening Ceremony at the US Coast Guard Station in Alameda.
June 3, 2015: Cheryl Jennings - Tour Host for 1000 Mothers Against Violence at KGO-TV in San Francisco.
June 6, 2015: Ama Daetz - Presenter for NATAS SF/Nor Cal Chapter Regional/Carolyn Tyler - Presenter for the Emmy Awards San Francisco Jazz Center/Wayne Freedman for Presenter.
June 13, 2015: David Louie - MC for Self Help for the Elderly Gala Fundraiser at the Hyatt in Burlingame.
June 20, 2015: Dan Ashley - Organizer for Dan Ashley's Rock the CASA An Evening of Music for Court
Appointed Special Lesher Center
For the Arts Walnut Creek
July 21, 2015: Mike Nicco - Tour Host for the Fast Forward young reporters at KGO-TV in San Francisco.
July 31, 2015: Cheryl Jennings - MC for the Jenny Lin Foundation Concert at Chabot College Performing Arts Center in Hayward.
6.Listing of Upper Level Openings:
KGO-TV forwards information on all job openings to numerous job banks and media trade organizations that include substantial participation of women and minorities.
Since the effective date of the new FCC/EEO regulations, we have posted all openings with following media trade organizations as well as several other organizations as noted in Attachment C.
Asian American Journalists Association
American Women in Radio and Television
Bay Area Black Media Coalition
California Chicano News Media Association
Latinos in Communication
National Association of Black Journalists
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Native American Journalist Association
Women in Communications Job Bank
B. POSITIONS FILLED
A listing of all full-time positions filled and number of candidates interviewed from August 1, 2014 until July 23, 2015 attached as Attachment A and Attachment B.
EFFORTS TO IMPROVE MAILING LIST: Every job vacancy at KGO-TV is posted on the Company's website (www.abc7news.com) as well as on the ABC Corporate Job Posting list (since May 1, 2006 at Disneycareers.com. In addition, all vacancies are notified to the organizations on EEO1 Source (Attachment C). The station's list is updated throughout the year through individual outreach to the organizations involved. In October 2011, a new electronic resume tracking system (KENEXA) was implemented. The new system is hosted on the Disneycareers.com website inviting candidates to apply, upload a resume and complete EEOC information. We post the following message on our Company's job posting website: ABC7 is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability.
We would like to widely publicize our job opportunities. Any organization that regularly distributes employment information to job seekers or that refers candidates to employers may ask to be put on our mailing list to receive information about job vacancies. For further information, please contact Human Resources at 900 Front Street, San Francisco, CA 94111, phone: 415-954-7745 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to our website at www.abc7news.com.
In addition, promotional spots were aired as follows:
30 second promo:
Aired 12 times (various hours) on our regular channel and 10 times on our D2 channel.
ABC 7 is an equal opportunity employer and we would like to publicize our job opportunities.
That's why we encourage any organization that distributes employment information or refers candidates to employers to be put on our job vacancy mailing list.
For more information contact the KGO-TV Human Resources Department at 900 Front Street, San Francisco, California 94111.
Or log on to our website at abc7news.com.
All of ABC7 Public Service Announcements are on our website: www.abc7news.com on the "COMMUNITY" tab.