Michael Sullivan Out as WJCL News Director


By Andrew Gauthier Comment

Michael Sullivan has been relieved of his duties as WJCL news director.

A station official confirmed to TVSpy today that Sullivan, who has been news director of the Savannah ABC-affiliate since 2007, is no longer with the station.

Sullivan was reportedly escorted out of the station yesterday while management required staffers to stay inside.

This was Sullivan’s second stint with WJCL, which is owned by New Vision Television (New Vision also operates Fox-affiliate WTGS under an agreement with Parkin Broadcasting). After New Vision acquired WJCL in 2007, it appointed Sullivan, who had been working for the company as a consultant, to his old position as news director.

Sullivan is probably best known for his decision in 2008 to allow reality TV cameras follow WJCL’s news team for a show on the TV Guide Channel called “Making News: Savannah Style.”