DCRTV hears that Sharon Percy Rockefeller has stepped down as president and chief executive of WETA television and radio. It’s said to be due to the lingering effects from an automobile accident. “WETA deserves and must have a president who possesses the physical stamina to meet the challenges which lie ahead,” according to her letter of resignation, submitted last week. She is married to Senator John Rockefeller, a Democrat of West Virginia. More soon…..
DCRTV hears that Channel 4/WRC cameraman and video editor Ron Minor retired today after 37 years on the beat. Minor, just 22 when he started working at DC’s NBC station, says he feels like he’s grown up at WRC. He shot eight Super Bowls, covered the Nixon White House, and worked with David Brinkley, Barbara Walters, Katie Couric, and Henry Kissinger. While he traveled the world from Bosnia to South Africa, Minor says that sitting in the war room on the USS Roosevelt at sea was his most exciting shoot. Look for Minor to continue his video work via Fine Line Productions…..
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