- Two sources claimed that Gretchen Fullido often commits severe mistakes in TV Patrol
- One of them said the anchor submits poor quality stories
- The other news insider also expressed that Gretchen often skips events to cover
Two news insiders promptly disclosed in an interview that showbiz reporter Gretchen Fullido often commits critical failures whenever she is at work in TV Patrol.
KAMI learned that the two sources, who asked to remain anonymous, explained their thoughts in the height of the journalist’s harassment complaint versus other Kapamilya news executives including Ces Drilon.
One of the news insiders first explained a gist about the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of TV Patrol when covering and submitting news stories.
He said the editor or segment producer is the one who sorts and recommends copies that are worthy to be aired on national television and also selects which from among the stories are rejected.
“Usually the news editor or the segment producer would recommend what stories should not be aired. One of them could say, ‘Chair, sa tingin ko ito yung weakest link ngayon. Pwedeng hindi iere dahil hindi na siya pang-national news,’” he quipped in an interview with PEP.ph.
"O kaya ay ‘Pangit talaga yung material.’ Pero yung tipong maganda ang istorya pero hindi inere ni Chair, wala po akong natatandaan,” he added.
He also exposed that Gretchen’s stories often got revised for consecutive times because of their poor quality.
Furthermore, the source claimed that the reason why the showbiz anchor filed a case against ABS-CBN executives is because she feels that she will be removed as the “Star Patroller” of the program.
“Alam sa newsroom na ang hirap ng kopya ni Gretchen. Minsan, tatlong revise na ng news desk, naubos na ang oras ng mga tao, wala pa rin. Akala niya siguro pinepersonal siya. Sa tingin ko hindi niya ma-admit sa sarili niya yung kakulangan niya as a journalist. Yung ego niya,” the news insider fearlessly expressed.
“Siguro na-feel niya na matatanggal na siya sa 'Star Patrol.' Nagkaka-anniversary. Yun yung nag-ipon na siya ng mga na-out niyang stories, e. Di ba, nagka-caravan? Nag-i-invite ng iba-ibang artista as Star Patroller. Tapos ang daming requests na kunin niyo uli si Kim Chiu. Nagugustuhan nila ang mga artista. Threatened si Gretchen,” he added.
Another source seconded the earlier claims and quipped that the broadcast journalist often remiss on her duties especially when covering events.
He even disclosed that Gretchen often just sent her cameraman to go to the events and cover essential facts.
“May SP (segment producer) bumulong sa akin na, minsan kahit sinabi ni Gretchen na nag-cover siya, ang pinapapunta lang ay ang cameraman. Dala nito ang mga tanong. Hindi nag-cover si Gretchen,” he said.
“Sinabi naman ni Gretchen, nung nabulgar ito, ‘Nag-cover ako pero late lang ako dumating.’ Pero nang makasalubong ng isa pang taga-newsroom yung event organizer, sinabi nito, ‘Di naman nagpunta reporter niyo,’” he added.
In a previous article by KAMI, Gretchen remained to be professional on air despite the issue that she is facing with co-workers.
Born on June 4, 1980, Gretchen is a Filipina anchor and model. She is currently the anchor in the showbiz segment, “Star Patrol.”
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