There’s a mystery afoot in South Florida, focused on CBS-owned WFOR, and its chief investigative reporter, Michele Gillen. “(She) has not been seen in the CBS affiliate’s newsroom in two months, and no one at the station is commenting on her whereabouts,” reports Gossip Extra’s Jose Lambiet:
But insiders are telling me Gillen, who’s at WFOR for nearly 20 years, walked out after a nasty, public tongue-lashing about her work from colleague Jim DeFede in mid-July — and she hasn’t been at work since.
What started out as a professional conversation degenerated into a shouting match, and Gillen eventually left.
Her last words on the way out: “Hostile work environment!”
We asked station spokesman Lee Zimmerman if Gillen is still employed by WFOR or just on an extended vacation, and he replied: “No comment!”