(from GossipExtra.com) – After years of downward ratings, WPEC-CBS12 abruptly fired news director Cathy Younkin this morning, Gossip Extra has learned.
“An announcement was made, something about her leaving to pursue other interests,” said a newsroom source, “but it’s pretty clear to everybody that she was canned.”
The mood in the newsroom? – “It doesn’t appear that too many people are crying.”
General Manager Michael Pumo confirmed that Younkin is no longer at the station but declined to comment further.
Since she arrived in 2009, Younkin overlooked a newsroom in transition where big salary earners like former anchors Curt Fonger, Juan Carlos Fanjul and Emily Pantelides either quit or were let go, and cheaper talent was brought in….Cont….