JD Rudd confirms on his Twitter page that he’s no longer at WEWS, and hasn’t been there since October 2nd. He said it was his choice to leave the station, and that he wishes Channel 5 “nothing but continued success and happiness.”
Staff sizes of on AND off-air employees at many local TV & radio stations getting smaller and smaller.
Just about any talent on or off air who have much experience are being offered buy outs or simply being let go in order to cut payroll. Those who do get hired are very young and lack much experience & are hired because they will work for far, far less.
Folks…this is the new media reality. Stinks for viewers & listeners as product quality declines. But, understand from the station’s perspective: they are just trying to survive another month. It’s a very different world out there, folks. Media and advertising industry being rocked by consumer media habit changes. Just the way it is.
Mark Nolan took to Twitter to announce that he’s leaving Channel 19 after tonight’s 6pm newscast. Carl Monday posted a video earlier today on his Facebook page as he has left the station as well, and I believe Romona Robinson just left also.