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Veteran Reporter Glenn Zimmerman Departs WNBC

Veteran reporter Glenn Zimmerman has exited WNBC after three years.  NBC’s flagship station decided not to renew his contract, which expired at the end of the year.

Zimmerman came to WNBC from WXYZ in Detroit, where he worked as a general assignment reporter for six years.  He became known in New York for his in-depth reporting, especially during Eliot Spitzer’s fall from the Governor’s office.

TVSpy has obtained the goodbye letter Zimmerman sent out to WNBC staffers upon his departure.  Here’s an excerpt in which he describes the beginning of his tenure with the station…

Little did I know that within 3 months, the news director and general manager would be gone, and WNBC would embark on a journey to reinvent the way local news is distributed, marketed, and delivered.

Since then, I have watched the systematic deconstruction and then rebuilding of one of the most powerful local television brands in this country.  People were fired, some ceremoniously, others not so much.  Fellow employees cried out in anger, fear, or perhaps just out of the sadness that comes with sudden change.

Zimmerman will now focus his time on Mad Bear Productions, an independent production company that he began building two years ago. “As for journalism, I am not leaving you,” he wrote at the close of his letter to staff.

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