Staab takes a stab at San Fran


Valari Staab has been named president and general manager of ABC-owned
KGO-TV in San Francisco, said Walter Liss, president of ABC's TV-station group, Wednesday.

Staab comes to KGO from Raleigh-Durham, N.C., where she has been president
and GM of WTVD-TV since 2001. She replaces Joe Ahern, who resigned, in San

Staab has been working for ABC-owned TV stations since
October 1987, when she joined WPVI-TV in Philadelphia.

She was promoted to director of creative services at the station in 1994 and
became president and GM of KFSN-TV in Fresno, Calif., in 1997,
where she worked until last year.