Three mid-level managers at KTVU-Oakland, CA were fired over the broadcasting of fake Asian names in the coverage of the Asiana Airlines crash, according to reports on SFGate.com.
The firings were first reported on Rich Lieberman’s 415 media website.
I knew one of those fired years ago, investigative producer Roland De Wolk, as a hard-ass, gotcha kind of journalistic guy. Not the type to let a slip like the names fiasco get through him and on the air.
But as a veteran, he probably was making enough money to make station brass make the firings “look good.”
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