Chronicle San Francisco City Hall reporter Cecilia Vega is quitting to become an on-air reporter at KGO-TV ABC7, the SF Weekly reports. But Vega won't be covering her old beat — she'll be working out of Channel 7's Oakland bureau starting Sept. 8.
At the Chron, she helped report some big stories such as Mayor Gavin Newsom's affair with the wife of his campaign manager.
ABC7 News Director Kevin Keeshan tells the SF Weekly that Vega has made numerous appearances on TV and is obviously comfortable in front of the camera. In addition to her reporting skills, he said, "her voice is good, she has a good look."
Why did she jump? She tells the SF Weekly in an e-mail: "[I]ndeed, the unfortunate state of the newspaper industry played a role in my decision to make the jump to TV news. But really the decision came down to taking advantage of an opportunity to work for a great local news station and learning another form of story telling.”
(Photo credit: Luke Thomas, Fog City Journal, via SF Weekly)