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A Week After Apologizing for Robinson Cano Tweet, Dan Tordjman Exits WSOC

Dan Tordjman, the WSOC reporter who was forced to apologize after he reported on Twitter that New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano had tested positive for steroids, has left the Charlotte ABC affiliate. The Charlotte Observer has details:

He hasn’t been on air since the Sept. 20 incident, and Channel 9 aired a correction and apology for Tordjman’s personal post last week. He had been with station for a year.

Tordjman’s bio has been stripped from the WSOC website. The station has yet to respond to TVSpy’s request for comment.

WSOC and Charlotte Reporter Apologize For Tweet About Yankee

Dan Tordjman, the Charlotte reporter who tweeted unconfirmed rumors about Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, has apologized to the player via twitter.

Two weeks ago Tordjman posted unconfirmed rumors about Cano testing positive for performance enhancing drugs.  Last night, both WSOC and Tordjman apologized. The station aired a correction during its 6 p.m. newscast (you can watch the video after the jump) and Tordjman apologized via his twitter account.

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Charlotte Reporter’s Unconfirmed Tweet About Yankee Testing Positive Gets Negative Reaction

Dan Tordjman, a reporter for WSOC, the ABC affiliate in Charlotte, NC, discovered firsthand the power of Twitter.

Choosing two hot button topics, performance enhancing drugs and the New York Yankees, Tordjman tweeted that Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano had tested positive for performance enhancing drugs or PEDs.

See the initial Tweet and the slow backpedal courtesy of yardbarker.com who saved the tweets after the jump. Tordjman’s twitter account is now restricted.

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Diane Sawyer Stops By WSOC’s Skybox at the DNC

ABC’s Diane Sawyer is a busy woman, but she made time today to stop WSOC‘s broadcast location at the Democratic National Convention. She visited with Erica Bryant and Blair Miller, the evening co-anchors at the Charlotte ABC-affiliate.

“Talk about nerves…” Miller tweeted. “It’s not every day Diane Sawyer stops by to watch you anchor a newscast and then sits down to talk with you on-air.”

Police Credit WSOC’s Chopper 9 for Arrest

Chopper 9, the News Helicopter for ABC affiliate WSOC in Charlotte, North Carolina, is being credited by police for helping to catch a motorcyclist who got away from them during an early morning high-speed chase.

The first video shows the WSOC news helicopter continuing to track the suspect, who reached a speed of 100 miles an hour, after police broke off the chase for safety reasons.

The Highway Patrol used information from WSOC’s broadcast to locate the suspect who had parked under a grove of trees at a construction site. After the jump, his arrest.

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VIDEO: Cars Crash Behind WSOC Live Shot


WSOC‘s Dave Faherty was reporting live from the scene of a possible homicide last night when a car crash happened right behind him (video above).

“Oh my gosh. There was an accident right behind me,” Faherty said as he jumped out of the shot. “I’m sorry about that, for jumping out of the way.” Read more

WSOC Retracts ‘Vagina First’ Graduation Story

WSOC is apologizing for a series of stories covering a “controversial” high school yearbook photo that may or may not have shown an 18-year-old student lifting up her graduation gown to flash her vagina.

In an all-caps message on its website this week, the Charlotte ABC-affiliate issued a formal apology and retracted all of the stories published on the site related to the photo.

“WE OPENLY AND FULLY APOLOGIZE TO THE YOUNG LADY SHOWN IN THE PHOTOGRAPH AND TO OUR READERS,” the post states, listing a series of statements contained in the stories that the station now admits were made in error. Read more

Heart Disease Ruled Cause in January Death of Reporter Ken Ward

Former WSOC reporter Ken Ward, who was found dead at his home in January, died of hypertensive heart disease, the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner’s office said yesterday.

Ward, a morning reporter at WSOC was 44 years old. At the time of his death, he had just worked his last day at the Charlotte ABC-affiliate. He was set to join WFTS, the ABC-affiliate in Tampa, in early 2012.

Prior to working at WSOC, Ward was a reporter and weekend anchor at News 14 Carolina in Charlotte. [Charlotte Observer]

Memorial Fund Established For WSOC, WFTS Reporter Ken Ward

A memorial fund has been established for former WSOC reporter Ken Ward, who died last week days before he was due to start at WFTS in Tampa.

The fund was established by Ward’s widow, Leticia, and will go toward funeral expenses and memorial fees, as well as to ship items Ward wanted his son to have, according to Qcitymetro.

He worked at WSOC for a year before his death. His first day at WFTS, where he was going to be a reporter, was slated for January 9. Ward’s cause of death remains unknown.

Few Details In Death Of WSOC, WFTS Reporter Ken Ward

A cause of death has not yet been determined for reporter Ken Ward, according to the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner’s office.

Ward died this morning, less than a week after his last day at Charlotte ABC-affiliate WSOC. He was set to join Tampa ABC-affiliate WFTS as a reporter next week.

WSOC general manager Joe Pomilla says the station has no information on the cause of Ward’s death. “All I know is that the ME stated the cause of death was unknown at this time,” he tells TVSpy in an email.

Bill Fish, an investigator at the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner’s office, confirms Ward’s cause and manner of death are “pending.”

WFTS news director Doug Culver confirms Ward was scheduled to start at the station on Monday. He says the reporter had planned to stop by the newsroom later this week to say hello. Read more

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