Yesterday we told you about the abrupt departure of two news directors and shared the rather terse dismissal letter regarding Scott Levy, late of KCTV.
Today, there is more to share regarding the unexpected departure of the second Monday casualty, veteran ND Mark Ginther from KXAS in Dallas.
Dallas’ Uncle Barky has more on Ginther’s surprise departure yesterday, basically finding that Ginther’s management style evidently was making station management rather squirmy.
Ratings in certain time periods had also become an issue.
And KXAS issued a brief statement, saying:
“Mark Ginther is no longer employed by NBC 5 / KXAS. We are grateful for his commitment and dedication to the KXAS team. His last day with the station was Monday, August 6.”
A Peabody Award (which KXAS won for the first time ever on Ginther’s watch) just won’t save your life.
Assistant ND John Stone will be the interim ND at KXAS.