Kirk Wilson is speaking out about his departure from WHP, the CBS affiliate in Harrisburg, Pa. In a Facebook post Tuesday, Wilson said he resigned after he was told he “didn’t meet the reporting standards” of Sinclair Broadcast Group at a meeting with news director David Baer and general manager Arthur Hasson.
According to the Patriot-News, Wilson wrote:
I understand the news director at WHP issued an email to the staff saying I resigned. True, I signed a letter, but he’s being disingenuous.
I didn’t intend to get in this detail, but he forced the issue. I was called into a meeting with him, the general manager and the HR director. The news director told me I didn’t meet the reporting standards of SBG TV. I was “painful to watch,” neither me nor my stories were conversational. I’ll stop there. It got worse.
I was told I could participate in his aggressive re-training program. But he doubted I could improve to his satisfaction. What choice did I have? Continue to be humiliated or resign.
David, don’t make it appear like it was something I wanted to do.
Baer did not respond to TVSpy’s request for comment.
>Update: Baer told TVSpy the station does not comment on personnel issues.