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WJLA Takes Over TBD.com

WJLA-TV will run TBD.com from now on, the Post reported today.

Bill Lord, station manager, will take over operations of the fledgling website, which launched last year amid much fanfare.

Albritton Communications owns both WJLA and TBD (as well as Politico) so the move is an internal one, really.

According to TBD’s twitter, no staff cuts are imminent.

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WJLA Anchor Doug McElway Fired After Suspension

Washington D.C.’s WJLA-TV has fired anchorman Doug McElway for insubordination and misconduct, the Post reports.
McElway was placed on indefinite suspension in late July after a verbal confrontation with the station’s general manager. This week, the station turned the suspension to a firing.

McElway ran into trouble in July when covering a protest by environmental groups who wanted to end oil industry contributions to Congress. In his report, he said the event attracted protesters “largely representing far-left environmental groups.”

General manager Bill Lord “took exception to McElway’s reporting and asked to meet with him,” the Post says. The meeting led to a shouting match and McElway’s suspension.

The Post says that McElway has a record of alleging liberal favoritism in news; when he left his former job to join WJLA, he cited his former employer’s lack of “balance” in a news article. “I made a conscious decision about three years ago that I would complain in our newsroom if I saw things on our air that were not balanced, he told the Washington Times at the time, according to DCRTV. “And I did so with the full awareness that it was risky, and it could result in me losing my job eventually.”

Seems like McElway’s come full circle.