TVNewser LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllTwitter AllFacebook InsideFacebook InsideSocialGames InsideMobileApps

WCPO Anchor Clyde Gray Addresses Controversial Involvement with Agency On-Air

During WCPO‘s 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts on Tuesday evening, veteran anchor Clyde Gray tried to set the record about his controversial involvement with a recently launched marketing agency.

On February 25th, Gray debuted C. Gray & Associates with a list of clients that included a local casino. Bowing to pressure from members of the journalism community who predicted major conflict of interest issues, as well as his bosses at Scripps, Gray read a prepared statement to viewers last night (video above).

Gray said that he will no longer be involved with the agency besides a “very small, passive minority interest.”

“I have no regrets about helping friends get a business off the ground, but I do regret the impression this episode may have left with some in this audience,” he said.

The C. Gray & Associates website has been taken down since the announcement. The agency’s new name has yet to be announced.

Mediabistro Course

Content Marketing 101

Content Maketing 101Almost 60% of businesses use some form of content marketing. Starting December 8, get hands-on content marketing training in our online boot camp! Through an interactive series of webcasts, content and marketing experts will teach you  the best practices for creating, distributing, and measuring the success of your brand's content. Register now!