WPIX-TV News Director, Responsible for Overhaul, Leaving Station MediaBistro
The news director at WPIX-TV, who overhauled the news staff and look at the Tribune-owned station, is stepping down, reports MediaBistro's FishbowlNY. Bill Carey will leave his job at the New York CW affiliate before the November sweeps period, according to the report.
During his three years at the station, Carey saw lead anchors Jim Watkins and Kaity Tong displaced and hired Jodi Applegate, creating a new set for her, the story says. Carey is said to be considering several offers, including from an Internet startup, but declined to comment about his job change, the piece adds.