Crane has been reporting on radio and television since 1979. He joined the CBS Radio Network in 1982 where, for 18 years, he anchored hourly newscasts as well as the World News Roundup and Special Reports. He went on to be a reporter and anchor for CBS Marketwatch and has worked as an anchor of the CBS News TV broadcast Up to the Minute. Crane has reported for WCBS-TV, New York and anchored for WCBS-AM, New York.
Prior to coming to CBS, Crane worked for WBBM, Chicago. His career began at WIFR-TV, Rockford, Illinois. He is a recipient of the Chicago Headline Club Award and is a graduate of Northwestern University.
Ed Crane is now in his 5th year as the co-host of The KFBK Morning News, the most listened to morning radio program in Sacramento. Each weekday Ed also writes and delivers the popular feature "Crane's Corner", an insightful look at current news and the people who are making it.
Ed's rich journalism background is complemented by some interesting and fun acting credits, including the role of Newscaster #6 in the 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate with Denzel Washington, and Interviewer in the 2006 movie The Hoax with Richard Gere.
Ed is an avid golfer and a huge wine enthusiast. He lives in suburban Sacramento with his wife Barbara, their 13-year-old son PJ, and their Labrador Retriever Sandy and chihuahua Bunker.
All my future blog posts will now be found on the KFBK Morning News page.
Maybe it's the economy. Maybe we're just too trusting. Everywhere you look these days it seems people who are entrusted with OPM--Other Peoples Money are allegedly helping themselves to it. Most of the time, it starts small----a little "loan" to may some household expense. Intended to be re paid. But then things get out of control. Democratic politicians including Senator Diane Feinstein have been victimized by a long time campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee, who admits to misappropriating 7 million dollars.
The numbers are smaller in tiny Dixon Illinois, where the village treasurer is thought to have funneled some $30,000 for her personal use...about 4 years worth Dixon's annual spending allocation:
There's nothing worse for a hot head on TV than an Open Mike. As Bob Beckel found out the other night when he left loose with an angry F bomb, not realizing he was on live television.
We'll spare your his expletive, but here's an idea of what happened next:
Fox News host Bob Beckel had no idea he was back on air when he screamed the f-word Monday night.
Beckel, who co-hosts "The Five" on weekdays, was a guest on Sean Hannity's Fox News show. During a commercial break, Beckel was in a heated discussion with fellow panelist Jennifer Stefano. As the show returned from break, Beckel yelled to Stefano, "You don't know what the f--k you're talking about!"
"Whoa! Bleep! What are you doing?" Hannity asked. "I just can't stand right-wingers running their mouths all the time," Beckel said. As Hannity apologized to viewers at home, Beckel insistsed, "I don't apologize!"
"Yes you do!" Hannity pressed. "You just cursed on the air!"
When Beckel still refused to apologize, Hannity apologized for him. "We're not on the air," Beckel said. "Yeah we were on the air," Hannity pressed.
"When?" Beckel asked. "When you just cursed," Hannity confirmed. Beckel was so confused that he didn't even realize he was on the air as Hannity asked him to apologize. "Why aren't we on the air now?" Beckel asked. "We are on the air now! This is live television," Hannity said as he put his head in his hand.
When Beckel finally realized he was on air then and before when he cursed, he apologized for using "that foul word." He told Hannity that he should run his show better, instead of "having [Beckel] get caught like that."
"Now you're blaming me for this! You're like obama!" Hannity responded.
This is not the first time Beckel has cursed on air. He let everyone's favorite, four-letter s-word slip back in September 2011, during a heated discussion about then-GOP candidate Herman Cain. He dropped the same word earlier that month during a discussion on tax cuts. He also admitted to "sort-of" dropping the f-bomb in July 2011.
Enjoy some White House and Blair House humor, from a long line of U-S leaders:
When I was doing some tv and video stories for CBS Marketwatch (later Dow Jones/WSJ)
in New York City some years back, I began something of a partnership with Best Buy. They're based in Minnesota, but through their PR company in New York, gave us access to shoot video in their stores almost carte blanche. We would interview Best Buy people from time to time, so the relationship worked well for all concerned. This was the time when big boxy "big screen" tv's were giving way to HD and Plasma TV's Blue Ray would muscle out HD DVD and Apple was busting out with I Tunes, before the I Pad hit the world.
Even through the recession, it seemed that Best Buy was well managed and would weather the recession, even as competitors like Circuit City went belly up. Then Costco and Sams Club started pushing electronics and Amazon got into the act, and suddenly Best Buy was a place for picking up some e supplies and small gadgets, but just a place to window shop for the big ticket items. As you'll read in this NY Times piece, it's cost the CEO his job and investors may be pondering if the big blue and yellow retailing behemoth is a good buy, let alone a Best Buy.