David Rose Out At Ch 9
Now we know what's up with David Rose, who hasn't been seen on Ch. 9 since anchoring "Good Morning Tri-State" Monday. VP/GM Bill Fee just sent this memo to the staff:
"I am sorry to report we have not reached an agreement with David Rose on his contract renewal, and he will not be returning to on-air work at WCPO-TV. Please join me in wishing David well."
Fee declined further comment by saying his statement "is all I can say about David's leaving. This is a private personnel matter, and I'm unable to comment further."
Rose was abruptly pulled off the morning news about 5:45 a.m. March 7 after slurring his words. By noon, Ch. 9 had removed the newscasts from its web site. Fee said at the time Rose was sent home sick by the producer, after feeling ill at work the previous afternoon. Rose returned to work last week, and sent me an e-mail saying that he had had "a negative reaction to a new prescription."
There has been a lot of chatter about Rose on this blog for 2 weeks. I'm sure I'll get more.
But this is what I want to know: If you ran Ch 9, who would you team with Kathrine Nero as morning news co-host? Anyone on staff? Anyone else in town? If you could steal someone from another station, who would you like to pair with her?