A CBS-owned TV station in one of the nation’s top markets fired three on-air news personalities Tuesday. Philly.com reports that KYW-TV, the network’s Philadelphia O&O, let go Beasley Reece, Kathy Orr and Chris May.
The report notes that the station, known locally as CBS3, is under new management.
May has been anchoring the station’s “Eyewitness News” report.
“A source close to the station informed me Tuesday that the station’s new general manager has been on a mission to ‘turn things around’ because of unsatisfactory ratings, and that people are being let go left and right,” Jenny DeHuff writes in the article. “A spokeswoman at Channel 3 confirmed for me that May, weatherwoman Kathy Orr and lead sports anchor Beasley Reece are no longer with the station.”
Reece is a nine-year NFL veteran who played defensive back for the Cowboys, Giants and Buccaneers in the 1970s and 1980s.
Philadelphia is the nation’s No. 4 designated market area.