KRON 4’s The BackStory – Episode 1


SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — In the pilot episode of The Backstory Tersia Estacio sees how popular National Parks are during a holiday while Will Tran investigates a fire, and another fire sidelines JR Stone. Vicki Liviakis reports on surrendered animals at the SFSPCA, Stanley Roberts finds people behaving badly, and Scott Rates examines the safety of a San Jose apartment complex.


KRON 4 will air a revealing six-part series taking viewers inside the newsroom and following reporters in the field to show how the station reports the news every day.
KRON 4’s ‘The BackStory’ airs a new episode each Sunday at 9:30 p.m.

“There is something naturally compelling about a newsroom and what it takes to gather news every day. We’re a unique station willing to take chances when it comes to developing local programming and we think people will be fascinated by this untold, unscripted series.” says KRON 4 VP/General Manger Ashley Gold Messina.

KRON 4 produces 56 ½ hours of local news each week. ‘The BackStory’ follows the triumphs and failures of managers, reporters and anchors as they decide the content of a daily newscast. How are these stories chosen? Who decides what’s important to our viewers?

What are the challenges covering news for 6 million people in the San Francisco Bay Area? ‘The BackStory’ puts viewers at the assignment desk, in the news van and next to the anchors as the newscast unfolds. The reporters are real. The stories are real. The stresses are real.

In the first episode, viewers see how KRON decided to cover security concerns at an apartment complex and how it handled covering a deadly shooting in the south bay. Viewers get a unique glimpse on how Stanley Roberts reports on his daily series, People Behaving Badly, as well as a unique look at KRON 4 personalities Pam Moore, Vicki Liviakis and Gary Radnich.
About KRON 4

Broadcasting since 1949, KRON 4 provides local news and syndicated entertainment to the San Francisco Bay Area. KRON 4 is The Bay Area’s News Station with the area’s only newscast at 8pm and six hours of news in the morning. KRON 4 is always online at

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