Posts Tagged ‘KOMO’

Joel Connable dies suddenly…

(edited from GossipExtra.com) - Former WTVJ-NBC 6 anchorman Joel Connable was found dead in Seattle — just days after tying the knot and leaving Miami to relaunch his TV news career.

Connable, 39, married his longtime girlfriend two weeks ago, and he was making his comeback to the big time at Seattle’s ABC affiliate KOMO after three years out of the news business.

Connable was fired from NBC 6 in 2009 for allegedly taking freebies – a no-no at the Broward County-based station. His wrongful termination lawsuit against the organization is still pending.

Foul play is not suspected in Connable’s death: He is believed to have suffered a diabetic seizure while at home sometime Tuesday….Cont….

//hattip to SFLTV.com

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Former WTVJ anchor finds work in Seattle…

(edited from SFLTV.com) - Former WTVJ anchor Joel Connable is joining Seattle’s KOMO-TV, as weekend anchor and weekday reporter. His first day on the air at KOMO will be November 1st

Connable has been out of the TV news business since 2009 when WTVJ dismissed him for allegedly violating company policy on free gifts. He and two WTVJ employees were to go on assignment to a hotel whose public relations manager offered to refund room charges. Connable is said to have declined the offer and then showed the email correspondence to WTVJ management who dismissed him and one of the two employees was laid off. Joel Connable filed a lawsuit against WTVJ and NBC shortly after his dismissal. That lawsuit is still ongoing three years later and NBC has made attempts to settle it. At the time, WTVJ was in the middle of heavy layoffs and insiders and outsiders speculate that the incident was used as an excuse to fire a high-salaried employee….Cont….

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John Discepolo to WPEC…

(edited from TVSpy.com)John Discepolo begins next week as the primary anchor at WPEC, the CBS affiliate in West Palm Beach.

Discepolo comes from KOMO, the ABC affiliate in Seattle, where he has been a weekend anchor and weekday reporter since 2010.

At WPEC, Discepolo will anchor the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts alongside Liz Quirantes. His first broadcast will be September 24….Cont….

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