WHAS initially hired Josh Eure from Gannett owned KPNX in Phoenix but he never started. At the time, Danna told TVSpy Eure “decided to remain in Phoenix” after a flap about his legal troubles surfaced.
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WHAS GM Linda Danna told TVSpy, “Josh has decided to remain in Phoenix.”
>UPDATE: KPNX GM John Misner told TVSpy Eure will stay in his position as assistant ND at the Phoenix station.
“All of the charges brought against me were dismissed by the State of Arizona due to ‘No reasonable likelihood of conviction,.’ End of story,” wrote Eure. “Since the State itself has opted not to pursue its opportunity to ‘prove me guilty’ it is unconscionable that I should stand accused by a gossip media website.”
Eure was the assistant news director of Gannett’s Phoenix NBC affiliate KPNX before being named news director at WHAS.
TVSpy asked Eure to comment on an article in subscription media site Newsblues.com detailing his arrest record and subsequent dismissal of charges before he got the job at WHAS.
According to reports, he had a couple of minor traffic arrests but his final brush with the law came in December 2013 when he was
allegedly pulled over arrested for DUI and alleged drug possession.
“It is unfortunate that this media source and well established “gossip” website has chosen to report the story inaccurately,” Eure said in a statement to TVSpy.
The facts surrounding this incident are a matter of public record and have been available for well over a month, however this website is clearly more interested in a salacious story than the facts. It was a malicious attempt to assassinate my character, and my response to the story is as follows: Read more
“Josh is the dynamic leader that we need guiding our award-winning veteran news team,” WHAS president and GM Linda Danna said in a statement. “Josh is adept at the three-screen approach to news gathering and dissemination; a necessity for the WHAS newsroom.”
Before working at KPNX, Eure was a senior producer for ABC World News Now. He also worked as a coordinating producer for World News Now and Good Morning America and at WWOR in New York, WSB in Atlanta and WFOR in Miami.
WHAS is owned by Sander Operating Co. Gannett provides operating services to the station.
Eure comes from ABC News, where he was a senior producer for “ABC News Now.” He has also spent time as a coordinating produce for “World News Now” and “Good Morning America.” Prior to that, Eure worked as an executive producer at WWOR in New York, WSB in Atlanta and WFOR in Miami.
Eure begins in Phoenix on November 5.