We know all about cost cutting. The broadcast industry isn’t immune to belt tightening when times are tough. But in the last several months, WNYW/Channel 5 dropped several veteran reporters, becoming the proverbially “salary dump.”
The station’s longtime political correspondent, Dick Brennan was sent packing after 11 years.
Apparently, he didn’t have a non-compete clause as Brennan is now reporting on a per diem basis for WCBS/Channel 2, a station spokesman tells FishbowlNY. He was seen Saturday night doing general assignment work.
It’s a great move by WCBS, adding the Little Neck native and Fordham University graduate. A greater move, though, would be finding a full-time role for the accomplished Brennan.