Gary Stanley was a talented sportscaster. For nearly 20 years he was a top-flight sports anchor on WCBS 880. Most of that time he was based in the Shadow Traffic (now Total Traffic) studios in Rutherford, New Jersey.
As we reported earlier this week, Stanley left the company, and in turn the station.
Details are emerging about Stanley’s exit.
FishbowlNY has learned that Stanley was forced to take a leave of absence in the fall due to poor job performance.
We’re told that Stanley was warned to get his act together. He did return to the air, before his now less-than-mysterious departure. Although the specific reason for his firing is not known.
What is known, however, is Stanley was not the friendliest person in the business.
“Nobody at Shadow/Total Traffic liked him,” an insider tells FishbowlNY.
He could be acerbic or downright mean to fellow staffers.
“[He was] miserable to deal with, always complaining,” the source contends. “[He] always looked for shortcuts when it came to doing his job.”