Amazing. In the same week when WNBC reminds viewers that it actually can compete on the big story, the station waits until Friday to bury a far more telling news item: three more experienced New York vets cut at the “content center.” The Daily News’ Richard Huff broke the story overnight on nydailynews.com:
“A day after WNBC/Ch. 4 scooped its rivals in covering the Hudson River plane crash, the station fired three of its most familiar names.
“Their contracts were not renewed,” said a station spokeswoman.
They are the latest in a long string of on-air layoffs for the once dominant station, which in recent years has seen its news ratings fall. ”
DeDapper, a veteran New York City political reporter, now apparently out of a job at NBC’s flagship just hours before one of the biggest political stories of our lifetime. Who will “NBC New York” have in Washington? Who will it have in Brooklyn? Who will it have who can even remember what WNBC once was? Chuck, Sue,… and who?