2/4/11 – UPDATE: Several sources tell Florida News Center that Brett Buell is “stepping down” from his position as news director, after Feb sweeps. Stay tuned.
Rumors are swirling around North Central Florida, that WCJB News Director Brett Buell has resigned from the Gainesville station. This news comes just four months after fellow market stations WGFL/WNFM/WMYG launched competing newscasts on all three stations.
Back in July 2010, Florida News Center was flooded with e-mails about the sudden departure of many long and short term staffers from WCJB. Sources told FNC that morale was completely gone as the station. “No one wants to work for News Director Brett Buell. He’s impossible to work work with. It’s all quantity and no quality.” Another told us that “most of those departing the station, do not even have jobs lined up yet. They can’t even hold on to job-less UF grads.”
No specifics were given about his departure. Stay tuned for further information.