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Orlando Evening Anchor Leaves After May Sweeps

In Florida, FOX, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne on June 5, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Cale Ramaker (Courtesy: Orlando Sentinel)

Cale Ramaker, who spent the last seven years at FOX affiliate WOFL as an anchor, is no longer employed by the station.

The decision comes at the end of the May ratings period, where the FOX affiliate came in fourth.

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Shreveport Forecaster Sues Former Employer For Discrimination; ND Leaves Abruptly

In Arkansas, Firings, Little Rock-Pine Bluff, Louisiana, NBC, Shreveport, Weather on May 31, 2012 at 10:43 am

Michael Fabac (Courtesy: TVSpy)

An Austin news director with Little Rock ties has left NBC affiliate KXAN after the station found itself in legal trouble earlier this month.

But it’s unclear whether or not Michael Fabac, who had also been ND at Little Rock’s KLRT, left voluntarily.

Two lawsuits filed against the station — one from a former weekend morning meteorologist — have sent shockwaves through the building.

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Arkansas News Director Leaves To “Pursue Other Opportunities”

In ABC, Arkansas, CW, Firings, Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Jackson, Mississippi on May 28, 2012 at 10:13 am

Dawn Dugle (Courtesy: Rick Gevers)

Dawn Dugle, news director at KHBS/KHOG-TV in Fort Smith, Ark., has left the station.

She had worked there for a little over two years.

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Florida Panhandle Station Axes Eight Employees

In Alabama, Birmingham, Dothan, Editor's Desk, Firings, Florida, FOX, Layoffs, Panama City, Raycom on May 18, 2012 at 11:25 am

In the latest round of broadcast television cuts, eight people have been laid off from Panama City, Fla., FOX affiliate WPGX.

Raycom Media, which owns the station, initiated the cuts in a downsizing move, according to the Panama City News Herald.

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Sign Of The Times? Fort Smith Station Lets Sportscasters Go, Paves Way For “Radical Change”

In Arkansas, CBS, Editor's Desk, Firings, Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Leaving the Biz on May 10, 2012 at 8:25 am

Mike Irwin (Courtesy: KFSM-TV)

In a time where local sports is considered a dying art in many television markets, Fort Smith, Ark., CBS affiliate KFSM-TV has fired sports reporter Mike Irwin and chosen not to renew sports director John Engleman’s contract.

ArkansasOnline.com reports Irwin had worked at the station for 37 years, while Engleman started in 2009.

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Traffic Reporter Let Go At South Florida Station

In Firings, Florida, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, NBC on May 9, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Nathalie Pozo (Courtesy: Twitter)

It may not be the reason for her departure, but WTVJ-TV traffic reporter Nathalie Pozo is the first on-air personality to leave the station after a new general manager and news director began working at the NBC Miami affiliate earlier this year.

SFLTV.com reports Pozo had been with WTVJ since March 2010, after being hired from ABC affiliate WPBF in Palm Beach County, Fla.

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Miami Reporter Fired Over Deceptive George Zimmerman 911 Call Edit

In Firings, Florida, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, NBC on May 6, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Jeff Burnside (Courtesy: Facebook/NBC Miami)

NBC has fired veteran WTVJ reporter Jeff Burnside over an edit made in the George Zimmerman 911 call, the one placed right before Zimmerman shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

This is the second firing since the internal investigation into these deceptive edits began last month.

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News Director Out at Mississippi Station?

In CBS, Columbus-Tupelo-West Point-Houston, Mississippi, Moving On on April 4, 2012 at 9:49 am

Russ Geller (Courtesy: Twitter)

It’s usually not a vote of confidence when a job posting is listed for someone still working at a television station.

And while that happens at stations across the U.S. anyway because news directors need to fill that position before a reporter’s contract runs out, it usually doesn’t happen to the man in charge.

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Knoxville Employees Defend Former News Director After His Unexplained Departure

In Firings, Gannett, Knoxville, Tennessee on March 29, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Bill Shory (Courtesy: WBIR)

Earlier this month, WBIR news director Bill Shory left the Knoxville, Tenn., NBC affiliate after 8 years at the helm of the station.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports he said he was proud of the work they accomplished over that time, but others said his departure was representative of a “hostile work environment” he allegedly created.

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La. Station Looking for Eighth News Director in Less Than a Decade

In Firings, FOX, Louisiana, Monroe-El Dorado, NBC on March 29, 2011 at 12:11 am

KTVE

KARD

Industry blogster Rick Gevers reports Bonnie Van is out as news director for KTVE/KARD-TV, the NBC/FOX duopoly in West Monroe, La.

Van had been the news director at the stations since May of 2010.

No reason for the departure or the station’s history of high ND turnover for the last decade.

South TV News will have more on this story as it becomes available.