In another sea change involving New York television, (this one causing a pretty big wave) WNBC sportscaster Len Berman is leaving the station after 24 years.
No mention was made during or after his 6pm sportscast but the NYDaily News’ Richard Huff reports Berman sent a note to staff earlier today: “I’ve had a great run here at WNBC and will miss the talented people I’ve worked with over the years both on and off the air. I’m looking forward to the various media projects I’ll be involved with.”
Huff reports news director Vickie Burns sent an email to staff saying Berman had an “interest in pursuing different opportunities within the local sports arena. To that end, we have mutually agreed that the time is right for Len to take advantage of those opportunities.”
Berman joined WNBC in 1985.
Yesterday, Gawker reported on a “pervasive rumor” that the two main anchors at NBC’s two largest stations, WNBC and KNBC-Los Angeles, may be the next to depart.