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‘Gay Anchorman’ Charles Perez Continues to Rip WABC

Unable to speak about his time with Miami’s WPLG due to an ongoing legal battle, Charles Perez is going after another former employer: WABC.

In his new book, “Confessions of a Gay Anchorman,” Perez doesn’t mince words when it comes to his former colleagues at WABC, including Liz Cho, Diana Williams, Bill Ritter, and Sam Champion.

And while his criticism of the ABC flagship only makes up a small portion of the book, Perez continues to rip the station in a new interview with TVSpy sister site FishbowlNY.

“To me it’s not about any of the people I mentioned,” Perez tells FishbowlNY. “It was about how shocked I was to get to a place that I thought was going to be about professionalism and journalism. In my experience, it was about ego more than anything. It was a culture of inflated egos and inefficiency.” Read more at FishbowlNY

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‘Confessions of a Gay Anchorman’: Former Anchor Charles Perez Rips WABC

Locked in a legal battle with Miami’s WPLG, Charles Perez is causing a stir with a new book in which he criticizes another former employer: WABC.

In the book, titled “Confessions of a Gay Anchorman, Perez goes after many of his former colleagues at WABC, including Liz Cho, Diana Williams, Bill Ritter, and Sam Champion.

While Perez is barred from talking about his time at WPLG, which ended in 2009 with the former anchor saying that he was fired for being “too gay,” he has felt the need to trash WABC, where he worked for two years.

Reporting on the new book, which is out February 1st, Richard Huff of the Daily News points to this especially damning critique of the ABC flagship:

Bottom Line: WABC was by far the most overstaffed facility I’ve ever worked in; it was the slowest at doing anything… In addition, nearly everyone, including myself, was paid stupid amounts of money.

Several industry sources have told TVSpy that Perez’s account of WABC is off base. “It’s much ado about nothing,” said one source.